Happy new year everyone, my question today is about geography. I own a home in Massachusetts and am about 2 hours away from ATP’s Hartford, CT location, this location only offers 40 hours ME time and a SE instrument rating.
Is a 2 hour one way commute unrealistic for attending ATP? (FYI this is only about 30 mins more each way than I commute for my career now, so I am already conditioned to being away from home between 6am and 7pm daily)
How limited will my Flight Instructing opportunities be if I continue living in MA?
How badly inhibited is my dream of going to the airlines if I try to stay living in MA? (My wife has a career here and as mentioned earlier, we own a house here)
What are the disadvantages of attending an ATP flight school restricted to the 40 multi program with instrument ratings only in SE aircraft?
I have spent what feels like every moment of my adult life making decisions, sacrafices, and investments that benefit my family and myself for the long term, and have had great success in the process. The irony is that owning a home, with a small child, and married to a woman with a healthy career seems to be what will hold me back from accomplishing this dream… I want to know that it is not impossible under my circumstances to acheive my goal of flying for the airlines. Thank you as always!