My name is Elaine and I am new to the forum, but have found it incredibly useful already. Thanks for all the trustworthy and reliable info! I am not a pilot, nor aspiring to be a pilot, but my boyfriend is currently looking into flight training and financing options for the near future. I want to know all about the industry so that I can better support him and help him to develop a solid plan when he pursues this dream.
I have read a lot of threads, both on this forum as well as others, about maintaining a home life while living the pilot’s lifestyle. On this forum specifically, the perspective is coming from the pilot’s themselves. For the pilots, you get to live your dreams while at work, so maybe the time alone seems like less of a burden, but what do your partners have to say about extended time alone at home? Do any of your wives, girlfriends, significant others have some insight? What can they say about the sacrifices made to be in a relationship with a pilot?
I’ve read stories from partners both very happy with the lifestyle, as well as plenty of horror stories. I appreciate the info on this particular forum though, and believe that it may provide with the most straight-forward and honest answers.
Thanks again and happy flying!