First post in the forum, but I have been following for a few months now.
In a nutshell, I’m looking to begin the journey in about a year. I am 33, have worked in aviation for 10 years as a mechanic in the military and for Boeing. I currently work as a techincal author for the AH64. I am married, 4 kids, wife stays at home. We think we have handle on the financial side of things. We are currently downsizing our home to throw some money in savings to make up the income loss during training, along with some other adjustments to set us up to be responsible during training, and the ensuing time build up. I have no college degree, but am researching colleges to begin the task. Shouldn’t be too bad a class or two at a time online.
So, to the question. I understand it can be an advantage to get some of the FAA Airman Knowledge tests out of the way before starting class at ATP. How soon is too soon to begin? Should I only focus on PPL? As I stated, I am at least a year out. I am hopeful that the current “Now Hiring” climate with the airlines will still be in place.
Any input is greatly appreciated, and please feel free to speak to MORE than the presented question.
Rich in AZ