You are asking all of the right questions. I was in your position three
years ago. I went through ATP’s program and now I am a first officer for
I’ll ask you the same question someone asked me when I was thinking about
becoming a pilot. If it wasn’t about the money, what’s holding you back?
If your answer is nothing, then I think you know what to do.
To answer your questions, I suggest finishing college first. Having
college experience helps develop good study habits. You are going to need
those for flight training. Plus most major airlines require a four-year
degree. You’ll be ahead of the game.
The nice thing about ATP is that the entire program is standardized. There
will always be slight variances in teaching styles from one instructor to
the next, but every instructor at every location teaches the same
material. So I would put less emphasis on which location is “the best” and
more emphasis on where you want to live. Most training centers offer
housing if you need it. As far as opportunity is concerned, ATP is one
entity. Opportunity is not based on the location of the training center,
it’s based on the needs of the airline industry. And right now they need
pilots badly. Which leads me to your next question.
How easy is it to get a job with envoy? Let’s assume you have all of your
ratings and you meet all of the minimum requirements. If you’ve gotten that
far and you can show that you’re a good person with good critical thinking
skills any regional airline would hire you.
I know it all sounds too good to be true and maybe too easy, but everything
I’ve shared with you is reality. And I can tell you from personal
experience flight training is not easy, and we can only control so much.
Life can get in the way at any moment. I understand your skepticism. I’ll
leave you with that. I would love to answer any other questions you have.