First of all, i want to thank you for reading & i would appreciate everyones input as it’ll help me decide how i will start my career…
I’m 23years old and i want to start my career as pilot. After seeing my friend graduate from embry riddle and becoming an instructor, i was convinced that pilot is a pretty cool job and i wanted to give a hard shot at it.
So to explain my situation, i don’t have a 4year degree (did not graduate college), as i was busy working, making money as a waiter. I know someone already asked if bachelor’s degree was necessary so i will skip that question. ( i eventually want to be a captain anyway so i would like to obtain both.)
So what i really needed was some help on planning out how i’m going to finish flight school and obtain my licenses + bachelors degree most efficiently in terms of TIME.
i really don’t want to spend 4years in college and start flying when i’m 27… i really want to find a way around this because my friend told me the faster i get in, the better so i want to start flying right away.
but also don’t want to get stuck in the middle because having no college degree when I’m becoming an instructor -> regional, or regional -> first officers. Or going from First officers -> Captain later down the road.
I know to be competitive captains definitely need bachelors. But do First Officers require Bachelors degree also? or associates? or regional airline pilots need any degree at all??
I know i can obtain associates in about 0.5-1year. it’ll take me 3-4years for a bachelors.
I know there can be a lot of variables but i’m sure experienced pilot like you guys know someone who’s been in my situation. so PLEASE help thank you so much