i,m wondering how much pilots are willing to sacrifice to get into a cockpit... taking your wife and kids around the bases and countries? not really an option with your payment- so what ? give up all the private life for pushing the thrust levers forward?
it reminds me on my airline time and the bae146 where we also were far away from home, mostly in a hotel, no friends, no private life.
after this i decided to try general aviation where you can manage yourself in this things a little better- but you are stuck to relative small airplanes and when you get to old you will never again reenter airline operation.
where the old days in aviation far better? i,m surprized how it will continue in the future.
best to all !