New to this forum, some excellent information here. I am 25 and have been interested in aviation for a long time and being a pilot has been something I always wanted to do, but there is one main thing that has kept me from making that leap into the profession; schedules, i.e. time away from home, missing holidays and such. So my question is, how much seniority do you have to build up in order to eventually get the big holidays off, or does it vary? I love spending time with family and would hate to miss Christmas and Thanksgiving every year, but I could deal it for a couple years if that’s what it takes.
Does living in a base of a regional make a difference? I live 30 minutes from DFW and if I were to get hired at Envoy what would be my chances of getting based here in the future and would that allow me to just do day trips and be back home at the end of those trips?
Hopefully this makes sense! Any advice you all could give me would be most appreciated. Thanks!