So I just have a few questions. I’m 29 years old, and I have a PPL with a little over 80 hrs TT. Im seriously considering a career change from IT to what I aspired to do which is to fly part 121 (regional and then a major). I have a bachelor’s (IT) and a master’s in a separate field so checks in the box there.
I have to wait 2 years to potentially go to ATP because I need to save up money and pay off debt first. Also, I have a wife and 3 kids… unfortunately waiting 2 years start is non-negotiable.
So my questions are:
Is 90 days the typical timeline for starting with a PPL and 80 hours in hand?
If I get my IR in the next two years before applying, can I still enroll in the airline pilot program at ATP?
I know nobody can predict this, but do you think the regionals will still be hiring like they are currently (taking anyone with the required FAA ATP minimums) in 3-4 years when I could be eligible?
Thanks in advance!