Airline Transport Pilot
The ATP is the highest Pilot Certificate, combining visual and instrument
knowledge and skills beyond Commercial level, enabling you to fly for the
airlines. For years, pilots were getting hired as commuter airline First
Officers with less than the required 1,500 hours, so this capstone was often
handled between the pilot and the employer during a regular 6-month currency
check. Now, regulations are changing and you will need to achieve this level
before any airline can hire you.
ATP certification is always tailored to the individual, since everyone closes
in on 1500 hours slightly differently. Most ATP candidates use a multi-engine
plane, but there are single-engine jobs that want it as well. We will review
your ground and flight skills, based on FAA requirements, to set a path for
you to achieve this goal.
We are able to work with customers in most light multi-engine planes they have -
we only charge our standard instruction rate. For Single-Engine ATP candidates,
we effectively combine retractable and fixed-gear airplanes on our flight line
for cost-effective training, at the standard rates.