A question for ATP Graduates


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I was wondering. To all you ATP Graduates.
Has anyone of you ever regreted taking this big loan and going through atp instead of the FBO Pay as you go way?
The 'pay as you go' route is fine if you have the time, like, while you're working on your degree; otherwise, in an industry where seniority is everything, the sooner you can get your name on that seniority list, the better. The pay-as-you-go route can easily add a year or more to the process.

I haven't taken the plunge yet, but while I doubt anyone will deny the financial burden of loans on the insulting wages paid, most will also agree that ATP is the quicker route to the proper side of the pay-to-fly/paid-to-fly equation.
Slight change of subject here, but I was wondering about the ATP location in Ft. Lauderdale. Let's say I complete the career pilot program in JAX, and then try to get hired on as an instructor. Does anybody know which programs/how many instructors are at the Ft. Lauderdale location?
What a rough butt kicking the gators took last week! Thank god I took action on those canes!