Hi, I’m a 17 year old private pilot who wants to be an airline pilot and fly part time in the Air Force Reserve. I’m wondering if I should start working toward commercial or instrument ratings. I have some money saved up and my parents will be able to pay for some. I’m wondering if working as a commercial pilot in college will pay for itself as opposed to working at Starbucks or something. I’m very eager to continue my flight education, but I don’t want to waste money, especially if the AF is going to train me. What are your thoughts?
Edit: I also want an excuse to build hours