I’m Alex,29, and a Police Officer of 11 years. Becoming an airline pilot has been a dream of mine since I first touched the ol’ keyboard on flight sim 98.
Somewhere between then and the age of 12 my interest turned towards Law Enforcement… mainly because I was told at a young age being a pilot would only be a dream and never reality. (Well not anymore, school starts January 16th).
I’m very familar with stress, it’s a daily occurrence and well, in today’s society just part of the job. I hate leaving, for the fact that I truly care about the citizens I serve, even through the constant verbal abuse police officers face everyday.
But, on with the question…
1 What types of stress can I expect as a pilot? aside from anything going wrong with the aircraft it’s self.
2 How hard is it actually to pay off this ginormous loan starting out?
I’ve read a few topics about the average life of a pilot… early wake up hurry up and wait ect. But I’m looking for more of an insight as to daily stresses, what causes so much pilot turnover and such.
Nothing at this point will turn me away from making a 20 year dream become my reality, I just like to be prepared is all!
Looking forward to hearing from you guys, and hope none of my questions seem out of line! Thanks in advance!