ok hannah, i was hoping to take my online college degree not through flight school with APT, but as soon as i get my instructor job with ATP and during the time when I fly for united express as well. I can do my bachelors in 3 years fast track i believe, and I just started now, so i have until from now till January when I join ATP to take college, and then after i’m finished with their pilot training as well. up until i reach the end of my 2000 hour or 24 months with united express.
I’m hoping with the costs involved, with the airline pilot program, housing, fees, equipment etc. i should have enough to get through at least into regional where i can support myself. i have a good amount saved up for the $112k that’s required to pay for the airline pilot program, that’s good.
So I’m hoping there’s no additional big costs, like 10k here, or 20k there maybe even 40k, after ATP flight school is paid for. And i should be able to pay for online course with what I have in my savings, and plus money that I’m getting from flight instructor and then eventually working for regionals.
i’m just hoping there’s no really really big expenses during my 9 month pilot program training. because currently, I’m leaving my job in december to pursue a career in the airlines industry. It’s a big risk for me. i’m 38 years old, and am leaving a 15 year work experience history to come and be a pilot. and so so so many things could go wrong. that’s why i’m trying to figure everything out.