Hello all, I'm currently in an interesting position and have looked through a few other forums about my particular issue. I haven't found anyone quite answering my own dilemma yet so I thought I'd seek advice on my own forum. Background: I've just recently begun pilot training courses. I have 6 hours in my log book total. I have a degree in Anthropology, am 25 years old, and am living with my parents currently. My Goals: To be an airline or cargo pilot. At the moment I'm going to a "mom and pop" flight school, but realized that it will take a long time to complete just a private pilot certification due to my current work hours. Possibly more than a year. I work about 40-50 hours a week. Weekends I fly anywhere from 2-4 hours. My question for the seasoned pilots in this thread are, is a school like ATP worth the debt for someone like me who wants to get out of their current job ( pays well, but it's sales and I don't enjoy it.) but still lives with their parents and wants to get out quickly as well. As a side question: Are there other flight academies other than ATP that offer the same sort of program? I've looked but it seems like ATP is one of a kind. I'm interested in hearing stories about recent ATP experiences, especially those based in California. Thank you all in advance! I look forward to the advice.