PPL followed by ATPL exams
Apologies if this question has already been asked (which I am sure it has, I just can't find it) but I was keen to find out some information from people who have gone down this particular route and find out if they were successful and pass on any advice.
I have been looking to become a commercial airline pilot for around 2 years but with current commitments etc have never got around to it.
Now I have decided to get off my arse and do something about it.
I have done around 4 hours flying thus far and attended an aptitude test at Cranwell, and was told I have a strong chance of having the desired aptitude to become a pilot. Next I am going to get my medical.
The route that I was looking to follow was to gain my PPL at the local club and then enrol on a distance learning course for my frozen ATPL license at London Met Uni.
Has anyone gone down this route and have they been successful? What advice could you pass on? What would you do differently?
I understand that once I have my frozen ATPL I still need to work hard and secure a job with an airline but will my age affect my application? I hope to be applying to airlines by the time I am 27, will this be a deterant to potential employers?
Any advice/feedback/anything would be greatly received.