So I’ve had my PPL since 2010 and hold a four year degree in a non related field. I want to be an airline pilot and want to know my best route.
I have two options that work for me.
- start flying with a private school at a local airport with their Part 61 program while I work my current job and pay as I go.
2)Enroll at Mankato State and seek out a second degree in aviation with their part 141 program. I already have some of the coursework done including my generals, its just a bit far and would turn my life upside down for two years, but if it gave me a leg up in getting hired at an airline it would be worth it. They have bridge programs with airlines that they flaunt and the ability to get a restricted ATP at 1,000 hours by going through their program.
It should be noted that I would prefer not to ever be a CFI. Id rather find some sort of small flying job, but I’m guessing being a CFI will not be avoidable.