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Old 10-24-2010, 01:50 PM   #1  
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Default What to do?

Hello everyone, I havent posted on here in a long time and just wanted to share a few of my ideas on APC to see what kind of advice I can get.
I am currently trying to figure out what to do for school now... I am 23 years old, and just ETS'd from the national guard last month. I do have 60% benefit from the post 9/11 GI bill, and I have two ideas as far as schooling goes right now. I have been staying current on the aviation industry, and mostly the airline industry, and I have to say it makes me a little nervous... I have had a passion for flying since birth, but I am just trying to go into school with a backup plan, or even just a good plan.
Here are my two ideas... Let me know what you think, criticism welcomed.

Idea number one:
Go to the local 4 year university in my town
Obtain 4 year degree in something entrepreneur/business related(I also love the idea of owning a business and have many business ideas, even have a notebook I keep with me just to jot down ideas when the come to me)
Continue to pay as I go at my local FBO for my ratings, and build time with friends, maybe even try to flight instruct during my last couple years of college

So idea number one, if it worked out as planned would give me two career options/industries to get into that I would enjoy...

Idea number two(easiest way):
Go to the local 4 year university in my town
Obtain 4 year degree in Aviation-Pro Pilot
Use post 9/11 GI bill to pay for 60% of everything
And that is really it for this idea haha...

I think idea two would be the easiest way, just because of my GI bill that would make my total for everything be less than $20,000, whereas with idea number one I would have to pay 100% of my flight training and 40% of my college tuition, and with loans being so hard to get for flight training there would not be any guarantee of success. At the same time I really do not want to have any debt after school(is this a dream??). Also, I am really worried about aviation as a career, even though I LOVE flying, I also love my life and want to enjoy it and pursue other normal day to day life events that come with having a life.

I am really sorry if I just rambled or didnt make any sense at all, I am just trying to sum up my ideas in as little space as possible. Please, any advice would be appreciated.

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