This question will likely be a bit different and more specific than some similar topics I’ve read.
A quick background on me: I’m 30 years old and a former teacher and coach. I earned my PPL in 2016, and would like to eventually work for an airline.
Unfortunately, several years ago, I resigned from the job I had as a teacher and coach due to an inappropriate relationship with an 18 year old student. It was a monumental lapse in judgment that resulted in me losing my job as well as criminal charges being filed against me. Thankfully, the charges were dismissed without going to trial, and I have no convictions stemming from that situation, and my record is spotless beyond that. No DUI’s, misdemeanors, etc. However, it was a very public ordeal and made several media outlets. It was an inconceivably stupid decision, and I’m grateful that it didn’t cost me more.
Outside of that, I have a pretty strong record of community service, and have served as the president of a non-profit organization specializing in outreach to homeless children in Kenya and Uganda since 2013. I certainly don’t feel like that ordeal described above provides an accurate portrait of my true character, but I also realize that it’s no longer up to me or the people who know me to make that call.
In your personal opinions, how do you all feel all of that will impact my ability to be hired as an airline pilot? Is the otherwise clean record and community service enough to make a hiring committee comfortable enough to give me a nod?