I am 16 years old and I am looking ahead in what I will be doing in the further. I want to be an airline pilot. I've wanted to be since I was 5 years old. I was thinking of going to a aviation school like Delta Connection Academy and work my way up to the right seat of a RJ. But doing this costs a lot of money but if I become a military pilot my training will be paid for…I think. But with airline hiring still going slow I’m not sure if that would be the best choice for me. So I was thinking that I should become a military pilot, by the time I am old enough to join I guess I would fly the F-22 Raptor. And after a few years in the military I want to join and fly of an airline. But I want to know more information about being a fighter jet pilot. Right now I am training for my Private Pilot license and trying to gain flight hours.
So what kind of school do I need to go to, after high school do I join a military pilot collage, or do I go to a normal collage and then join a fighter jet program? Do I have to pay for my flight training? How do I start to fly do I get hired by the military or am I automatically accepted to become a fighter jet pilot?
Any help would be helpful.
Thanks in advance,