I am 30 years old and had my student pilot certificate while in high school. I was going to continue flying in college, but life and finances happened so before I knew it 10 years went by. I am married and have 3 boys ages 5, 3, and 1. I have never lost my love for aviation and think it is funny that I will be the only person that stops to watch any type of aircraft fly overhead. I have a B.S in General Management and Marketing and have spent the last 7 years working as a Production Supervisor in various manufacturing facilities. Everyday I wish I was flying and have decided that I need to make a career change and do something that I am passionate about.
This summer I was going to get my Private Pilot License, but could not pass my medical because I had a rare heart condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW). This last week I had surgery to fix it and by my EKG reading shows I no longer have a problem.
Question 1) Do you know of any other pilots that have had WPW and is it an issue for them to fly for the airlines after it has been fixed?
Question 2) I have been considering ATP as well as one other flight school. What I like about ATP is being able to accelerate through the training quickly. When you become an instructor for ATP is there any type of housing/relocation help if you have a family?
Question 3) If you relocate to instruct at another facility how feasible is it to be able to instruct at a facility that is closer to your home?