I've decided to persue a lifelong dream and ambition to fly for a living. I'm 32 now, and I would like to achieve my multiengine IFR commercial rating by the time I'm 35. I have the financial means to acheive this, and can make the time. I've been looking to train here: www.proifr.com
My question is this - what are my chances of success here in Canada? (Vancouver) I realize that the left seat of a 747 is most likely not going to happen, but I'd be looking to someday fly small twins - Dash-8s, twin otters etc., maybe even move up to twin jets - BizJets, RJs, or even 737s or A320s. Cargo, charter, corporate, scheduled airline, or tourist flights - I'd be happy with any of these, whatever builds my time. I'd also be interested in someday being a part time CFI.
Does my age work against me? Alot of the pilots I see when I fly look so young, and I realize that preference is given to ex-military pilots.
Would I have better chances of career success training in the US (I have US citizenship), or even in Europe?
Any thoughts or insight those of you in the industry can pass on would be much appreciated.
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