Like do you have enough time with them?
Depends on your gig. Some pilot gigs have you flying out and back. For example Allegiant Airlines is one of the few airlines that do a lot of out and back, so you are home almost every night. So if family time is that important to you a gig like that would work better for you. Also if you fly corporate planes for some rich universities, they do a lot of out and back trips 4-5 days a week.
How can you get a wife when you’re always traveling?
Find a wife who is ambitious and as driven as you are. You can’t become a pilot if you don’t have those qualities. My wife is a doctor, so she understands what it took me to become a pilot. The level of commitment it took on my end. Divorce rates are insanely high in the Aviation industry for a reason.
What about raising children?
Assume you may miss the first time they walk, talk, say dada, miss their birthdays (not all, but most). Other than that when you are home spend a lot of quality time with them before you go on the road. I don’t like the thought of that, but I’ve come to terms of it. If you don’t you will be one of those pilots i hate flying with who complain about everything.
Isn’t it hard to be away on holidays like Christmas?
Assume you will miss both or one of them every year. This year will be my first Thanksgiving and Christmas with the family in two years . Again, just come to terms to it. The sooner the better for you.
That said there are some corporate gigs that don’t operate on holidays. Commercial jobs you can get those days off based off the bidding system once you build enough seniority.
What do you do during a long haul?
Read. Do calculations for fuel, weather, read a book…
Is it easy to get depression?
It can happen. If you do or are and are on meds, it’s going to be long road to get back into aviation.
Can it be boring to fly the same routes over and over?
Depends. Through your track in Aviation you will find what works best for you.
Do you get friends easily?
If you are the social type you will have friends all over the world.