I'm currently working on my PPL, still in high school. I should get my PPL almost exactly on my 17th birthday. Instrument comes after, then complex, etc, etc. Should I still consider a college or go right into time building jobs after I graduate? I could instruct for a year or so until I have the hours to apply at a Part 135 operation. Then its all hours until I'm 23 and eligible for my ATP. At a mainline carrier, will they actually consider me if I don't go the 4 year degree path? Part of me is a little uneasy about spending 4 years and 100K+ on a degree I'm not really interested in and won't ever use.
I could also do an online degree while flying for a 135 or flight school.