So long story short, I made a mess of my life and would like to become a pilot because I have heard of the shortage and it looks like a good job for me and one that would not only pay the bills but potentially make enough money to actually retire.
The bad: I am 35, and might be 37 before I get started. I am broke, I don’t owe anything, but I would likely have to take a loan for the program and enough to live on. Possibly worse though, I have a two year degree, I really wasn’t interested, and when you are not interested you get a passing grade in differential equations, but very poor grades.
The good: I have a clean background, am fluent English and Spanish, am willing to move and would be comfortable living overseas again.
Is it worth the money to become a pilot? How likely is someone to get a job? How long did it take for you and your co workers to pay off the loan?
As I see it I need new glasses, and to pass a first class medical. Would you recommend taking an intro flight before even getting the medical pass? What should I look for in an intro flight? Would you wait until closer to the class date to take your medicals or get them ASAP?
Is there a way to use being bilingual and comfortable overseas to make training cheaper?
Sorry for all the questions, and thank you for your time.