Taking a break from beeing a pilot
I am considering taking a break from flying airplanes and do instead extended travelling. At the moment its just an idea. What bothers me most at the moment is the time after I come back into 'the real world'. At this time I am not sure how long this break would be, but it might be a year or even more.
Is there anyone out there who has made experiences with long term absence from aviation? I am a holder of an ATPL licence and I am aware that my current type rating would expire after a year. The ATPL licence would be valid a few years longer, but I assume its rather difficult to get back into the business after an absence of mor ethan a year. I judge one year as possible, but more than that? I don't know...
I love flying in general but also see its limitations and downsides. Something inside of me says, go and explore the world!
I am in my thirties, no children and probably would tour the world by boat, bicycle, motorbike, trekking. A possible scenario would be to get sponsored while on the move as such an undertaking would probably attract the press..
What do you think about such a move? Simply crazy or ....