Last time I posted here I received some excellent advice and information, so I want to thank you all again for your time and effort.
I’m in a bit of a situation here where I could use some more of that good advice lol.
So I was getting ready to place my deposit in the next month or so, looking to start with ATP in the beginning of the new year (waiting to get out of a lease), and start studying for my written exams. I recently spoke with an instructor at a local flight school (they actually have three locations), and to obtain my private before enrolling in ATP would cost roughly 9k.
This caught my attention for several reasons.
The big reason is to be able to go into ATP with at least some confidence and knowledge. I know I have a strong work ethic and will do whatever it takes, but going into something as fast paced as ATP without any experience worries me a bit. I know ATP‘s fast pace preps you for what is to come at an Airline, and I love that. I suppose just going into something like this with a little experience could be really be beneficial and give me an idea of whether or not I’m cut out for this.
For example, I did three internships with different law enforcement agencies prior to getting hired where I’m at now. Those internships helped me develop some skills I needed to be able to jump into a career already running. I guess I’m looking at the private as an internship before I jump into the big leagues with ATP. I would just like to get your thoughts here.