Good morning all,
I am 28 years old, have a wife and kid and tried “another career path” as requested by my wife for fear of the terrible schedules and hours pilots notoriously deal with. I chose to pursue emergency medicine, got my bachelors in emergency medicine and am finding that I am not satisified in my current career path.
That being said, I’m 28, by the time I start flying for regionals and making the money I’m making now I presume I’ll be 32? Two years for training via ATP and my first regional hire about 30-31? What are peoples past experience? Can I expect to be the eldest ATP student come October? (When we’ve agreed I can start) how long has it taken for previous ATP grads to pay back their loans in full? Is the tuition reimbursement really 11,000 or do Airlines normally Only foot 5,000? I’ve been looking into ATP for two years now and have thoroughly researched all my other options. I feel ATP is the best course of action at this time in my life/circumstance.
How many bad habits will I have to break coming into the program with 120hrs?