I have made the decision to become an Airline Pilot after I retire from the USAF. That timeline is roughly 2 years remaining. I would/prefer not to wait that long to begin, however the flexibility plan does not discuss how flexible that may be. For instance, if I am forced to go somewhere for work that exceeds 30 days, how does that affect my ability to get through the program? Is it even possible? Would I be better served getting a PPL in that timeframe from another provider and finishing with ATP once I am retired?
I’m not really concerned about the cost since I know this is an investment into another career. I’m mostly concerned with the flexibility of accomplishing training on evenings/weekends as opposed to fulltime. (I would be seeking to attend the Raleigh (RDU) location).
Lastly, once conducting the CFI duties and being paid during the build-up time. Is there a realistic estimate of how much one earns monthly during that time? I’m fortunate enough that I will have my retirement from the military to supplement my earnings, however this is still a major life change and obviously I want to ensure I’m not putting my family in a bad spot!