I’d personally go back and start a career that’s more stable. it’s a highly specialised career so if you lose your medical, fail some training or suffer at the hands of a recession it’s hard to transfer those skills into something later in life and earn similar money. It’s also traditionally quite a journey to work up to a job where you earn significant compensation to balance out the risk.
I enjoy the flying aspect, don’t get me wrong but like doing anything as a job there’s aspects one doesn’t care for. These include things like circadian rhythm disruption, time away from loved ones, working with idiots, career progression tied to seniority vs skill and so on.
It’s also incredibly mundane (a good thing but also bad). Airline flying is highly structured and procedural. You can fly your personal plane where you want and how you want. Added bonus is you don’t have to sit next to some guy occasionally you wouldn’t wanna have a beer with but yet have to spend the best part of a week with listening to their rants, opinions, racist views and pictures of their vacation home whilst you yourself are on the furlough list about to be unemployed in just over a month.
Just my 2 cents!