Well, long story short but I am kinda in a mid life and am trying to figure out my options. One of them is getting my commercial then my CFI. I am able to fund my training up till that point but then will need to instruct to get near 1000hrs for a non instruction type job. This has to be an actual career path. Not interested in just getting my private. So is this really a possibility? Will I be able to find an instructing job? Are plane pilots having employment issues lately? I am afraid that eventually they will migrate over to the helicopter jobs. On the other hand many people have said that many fixed wing pilots wont fly helicopters. I love to fly, and am not worried about the career itself, just the feasability of it becoming a real paying job. Any advice appreciated.