Most Helpful Guy
Take this from someone in the industry. . if you want to make this work, be ready for long weeks on tour, 1 or no phone calls a week.
It's just what it is.0
Most Helpful Girl
Commercial pilot not military I assume given your age? I worked as an international flight attendant out of NYC for 3 years. The life of junior flight crew is a rough one and you spend a lot of time away from home/ loved ones.
It is possible to make it work but you would have to move with him, be alone most of the time and be very poor for a couple of years. If you currently live where all of your family is that makes it even harder and would be selfish of him to take you along unless he is intent upon marrying you.
When I clicked on your post I figured it was just an easy thing guys say to get out without hurt feelings but in this case it sounds like he is very much telling the truth. He probably wants to travel on his time off, see the world and get to where he has a steady line (set work schedule) and income before settling down.
Even then dating or being married to a pilot is hard. I dated a pilot my first year who was also a first year pilot for our regional carrier. I could trade days to get time off with him but I can remember it really sucked when we were working to talk on the phone at night both of us in lonely hotel rooms in different parts of the world. But crew dating crew is still way easier than dating someone with a normal work schedule since when I was off he was off.
His days off will be in the middle of the week when you are at school and he'll be gone for Christmas...
If he is telling you you are moving in different directions I wouldn't try to guilt him into trying to make things work because it sounds like on his end he has already played this all out in his mind and made his decision. Best1