My name is Justin Simpson. I am 28 years old and I currently hold a PPL with 124 hours total time. I received my PPL when I was 19 years old and was looking at becoming an airline pilot, but like many in this forum I believed that it was very difficult to become an airline pilot due to not being in the military. I flew until I was 22 and sold my Cessna 150. Unfortunately I did not have the finances to purchase another plane or rent a plane to continue my pursuit of an airline career. I did look at attempting to go to college for aviation, but I decided to attempt to make some money in the oilfield, which I have worked in since high school, to attempt to make enough to pay for the training at a later date, which I never followed up on until now. I also am a Police Officer in Texas, where I am currently reserving as a police officer for the small town in which I live. I do not have any college experience, but plan to while I am working at the regionals when I make it there. As of right now I have a applied for the financing option with ATP, but due to some issues I was not approved solely and unfortunately I do not have any qualified co-signers to co-sign for me at this moment. I am working on getting my credit to debit ratio down and also my debt to income ratio down so that I can be awarded the student loan solely. I do plan on attending ATP as soon as I can get approved on the financial side of things. If there are any other financial options besides the options given by ATP, I am all ears. If not like I stated I am currently working on getting my finances in order and will attempt to reapply for the student loans in a couple of months.
Thanks in advance for any information.