I am looking for experienced pilot's opinions on the best way to reach my goal of flying for a small regional airline (Penn,ERA,ect). Eventually I would like to own my own flying operation.
Currently, I am in the process of finishing up my PPL. Now comes the part I wonder about..what is my next best step(s)? I know about all the different licenses but which ones do I need? So far, the options I've found are going through UAA's Aviation degree in Professional Piloting, or going through a local flight school. I am looking at price and what I really need to get a piloting job. The Aviation advisor said all pilots in Alaska need to have a 4 year degree to be competitive for piloting jobs, is that a fact?
Of course another issue is building flight hours..best ways?
I appreciate any and all tips or knowledge you can give me.