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Old 7th Feb 2019, 20:23
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Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 709
There would be a lot of guys out there who would love to be a pilot at a more advanced age, the desire to be so needs to be high due to the tough road to get there. Your weight doesn't have to be an issue if you don't want it to be, do yourself and yr family a fav, get fitter that way everybody wins - as mentioned go and do the Class 1 Medical, everything revolves around that and being overweight means you run a higher risk of not obtaining it or losing it in the future, that's something you do have control over.
Cost is everything (other than health), big dollars these days so make sure that can be managed. Location is another stumbling block if you have young family, it's the one thing that has held back many potential pilots futures, be prepared to move, can you move, perhaps the whole family?
At the end of the day in today's current climate it's doable BUT always have a backup plan, the smartest thing you can do for your family is have an out, another way to remain financial, remember we live in a forever changing world and Aviation is one industry that is very venerable to world events especially as there are years of timeframe involved here.
Good luck, hope you find where you belong in aviation -
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