So I have been reading the forums for the past few months and finally decided to sign up.
So alittle about myself. I am 47 years old, married 20 years with a 14 year old son, live on Long Island New York. I am at the point in my life where I am deciding if I should stick out my career that I have or take the plunge and become an airline pilot.
So I do have a bunch of questions that I would like to ask and if your all have time to answer that would be greatly appreciated.
So here we go HAHA
I will be looking into going to the Long Island–Islip school. Has anyone gone through that location?
I have no problem with working for a regional airline for my career. But is trying for Spirit, Frontier or Avelo a decent avenue of approach if I wanted to fly the Airbus. I unfortunately do not have a college degree and probably will not be trying at this point in my life. I noticed all the airlines say they prefer the college degree. Either way I dont think I would be to upset if I didnt make it.
With regards to getting a 1st class medical. I understand I need one but since I am 47 I would need to get it renewed every 6 months. Now would I be better off getting my 2nd class first for the ATP training and then go for the 1st?
I know I have some other questions but my braing is going all over the place so I will leave these up here for now and add on to this thread later.
Thank you all in advance for your answers