Why are you guys are bagging on this guy for sharing his opinion about what it is like being a commuting regional pilot… isn’t that the purpose of this site?
…To help people understand the opportunity AND the cost of pursuing flying for the airlines…
So he found out that it wasn’t as great as he thought it was after giving it a try. Who here married their first girlfriend? It’s easy for all of us to gloss over important details when we are excited about something. At least he was honest with himself, no matter how petty you think the reason might be.
It’s easy to pick apart someone else’s life from a distance, when they put it out there. At least he put it out there. Bottom line is that he is a talented (video) instructor and wanted to pursue a different adventure. Good for him for going for it. He might be good enough to be the next King schools… my guess is they aren’t sad to not be retired airline pilots.
I can say honestly that his videos have been helpful to me as a student… and I’d bet ATPs students are getting value from his videos too.
This counter opinion is important and I am glad he put it out there, it won’t deter the determined and maybe it’ll help those that aren’t meant to be in airlines understand that sooner.