I’ve just retired (early retirement) from healthcare field at 55. Am interested in the Airline Career Pilot Program with goal of flying in regionals from 57 to 65yrs of age until mandatory retirement. I am a relatively new CFI (helicopter) with ~350 hours in Robinson R22 and R44, which happened part-time while working my day job in healthcare industry. I have ~100 hours (private pilot) in fixed-wing SEL as well.
Now that I am retired, I want to fly full time, but with advanced training in airplane, with goal of flying for regionals. After 65, my goal would be to continue to teach, or perhaps fly corporate, depending upon need of the industry both from fixed-wing and helicopter standpoint.
What are your thoughts regarding my plans? Crazy, doable, worthwhile? Would regionals even hire me at 57 for career until 65yrs of age after completion of the ATP training?
Thanks so much,