48 y.o., male, couple masters degrees for my schooling.
24 years military…still serving. Medical field as an officer, not aviation.
I’ve enjoyed many things about life as a Navy Nurse and healthcare exec; but I strongly considered hanging up that uniform to put on another one and FLY!
Many, many, many, many questions to answer before I take the leap since I’ll only get to do this for a dozen or so years before the FAA kicks me out (maybe they’ll move the max age up to 70 . I have kids in elementary school, high school and college - responsibilities to manage. Luckily my military retirement paycheck may make my jump to the First Officer in a Regional Airline seat possible despite my family financial commitments. I have a lot to consider and the forums here are helping me a lot.
Update (14 May 2020): A promotion at my Navy job changed the financial calculus for me; jumping careers would be more risk than I am comfortable with. If things were just a little bit different, ATP would be an easy choice. For me, however, it’s private pilot with instrument rating for the next few years and then we’ll see.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL YOU WHO ARE MAKING YOUR DREAM COME TRUE.