I have always wanted to e=be an airline pilot, as they say once you are bit by the flying bug, there is no cure. Life happened and here I am at 37 ready to make a career change and join the pool. I am looking to start the ATP course with credit for private since I already have 195 hours and a private pilot certificate.
Question I have is, is it not wise to me to quit my stable job to chase a dream given the instability of the job outlook for pilots. right now economy is good, airlines ordering new planes, its 2017right now but I wont qualify to be hired till at least 2019 and that’s if I start in March like I am hoping to, finish the ratings by July or August 2017 and hopefully by 2019 have enough hours to be qualified to be hired. Then making sure I don’t fail a medical, pass my check rides and the daunting task of instructing for over a year. My buddy flies as a captain for American and he told me instructing is not easy so I ask.
I am just looking for honest answers to see if it is worth it for me to chase a dream specially at my age or hang it up for good.