Airline Career Pilot Program Zero Experience to Airline Pilot in About Two Years

ATP is your airline career solution from zero time to airline pilot in about two years – proven by thousands of graduates now flying for regional and major airlines.

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Get started on your career as an airline pilot today and gain access to following free resources:

  • Information Pack by Mail
  • Quick Online Financing Application
  • Intro Training Flight Module

Get the Training Airlines Look For

As an ATP student, gain access to quality modern aircraft, nationwide locations, and job placement assistance. ATP has the experience, resources, and airline relationships to take you from zero time to airline pilot in about two years — proven by thousands of graduates now flying for regional and major airlines.

From Zero Experience to Airline Pilot in About 2 Years

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With airline-oriented, total immersion training from day one, you will graduate from the Airline Career Pilot Program in 9 months (from zero time), earning your Commercial Multi-Engine pilot certificate with Certified Flight Instructor certificates.

2.

After graduating the program, you receive a guaranteed Flight Instructor job with ATP, where you can earn up to $42,000 annually with airline tuition reimbursement and gain the necessary flight experience to reach airline hiring minimums of 1500 hours.

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During your time as a flight instructor, at 500 hours total flight time, you can begin earning at least $11,000 in airline sponsored tuition reimbursement, if qualified.

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After approximately 18 months as a flight instructor, you will be at airline minimums and ready to take the next step in your professional pilot career.

Request more information on how you can become an airline pilot in about two years, with advantages only ATP can offer.

Tuition Reimbursement

Earn at least $11,000 in airline sponsored tuition reimbursement.

  1. Graduate training in 9 months and flight instruct with ATP
  2. Interview with an airline at 500 hours total flight time
  3. Commit and start earning airline tuition reimbursement
  4. Fly for your airline in about 2 years after starting training

Guaranteed CFI Job

As an Airline Career Pilot Program graduate you are guaranteed one of the most desired flight instructor jobs in the country, where you can earn up to $42,000 annually with airline tuition reimbursement and build flight experience.

Full Financing Available

Thanks to the strong track record of ATP-trained professional pilots, both Sallie Mae and Wells Fargo offer their lowest-rate undergraduate student loan products to ATP flight training students. ATP is the only flight school that can get you access to these competitive loan products, which in most cases cover the entire cost of flight training for qualified borrowers.

Programs Compared

Start From Private Start with Credit for Private Pilot
Train in New G500-Equipped Piper Archers & Seminoles (at select locations)
9 Month Fast Track Airline Career Pilot Program 40 Hours Multi 9 Month Fast Track Airline Career Pilot Program 100 Hours Multi 6 Month Fast Track Airline Career Pilot Program 40 Hours Multi 6 Month Fast Track Airline Career Pilot Program 100 Hours Multi
Certificates
Private Prerequisite: Private Pilot Certificate, 80 Hrs. TT
Instrument Rating SE ME SE ME
Commercial Multi- & Single-Engine
Certified Flight Instructor – Multi-Engine, Single-Engine & Instrument
FAA Knowledge Tests PAR, IRA, CAX, FIA, FII, FOI PAR, IRA, CAX, FIA, FII, FOI IRA, CAX, FIA, FII, FOI IRA, CAX, FIA, FII, FOI
Flight Time
Total Logged Time 275 275 195 195
Multi-Engine Flight Time 40 108 40 108
Single-Engine Flight Time 185 117 105 37
Simulator (FTD) Time 50 50 50 50
Competitive Advantages
Airline Tuition Reimbursement
Guaranteed Instructor Job
Schedule & Time Frame
Training Schedule Full Time
Weekends Off
Full Time
Weekends Off
Full Time
Weekends Off
Full Time
Weekends Off
Training Time Frame 9 months 9 months 6 months 6 months
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Crew-Style Cross-Country SE ME SE ME
Housing Option ($200 per week) Add $8,000 Add $8,000 Add $5,200 Add $5,200
Locations All 42 Locations 15 Locations All 42 Locations 15 Locations
Full Financing Available
Airline Tuition Reimbursement

$65,995

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$75,995

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$52,995

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$62,995

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What’s Not Included in the Fixed-Cost Price

ATP’s fixed cost pricing includes flight training in excess of FAA Part 141 minimums to provide a realistic amount of training required by most pilots. Logged flight times may vary slightly due to flight check times and other considerations.

The following additional costs are not included in your fixed price:

  • Examiners’ fees of approximately $5,800 ($6,600 from zero time) (paid in cash to examiner)
  • iPad, Headset, Flight Bag & other pilot gear that you will need (purchased separately)
  • Third Party iPad Apps
  • $500 for ATP Training Bundle, which includes your books and other training gear.

Advantages Only at ATP

Training Resources

Fly one of the largest fleet of multi-engine training aircraft in the world. Learn from a staff of highly qualified multi-engine flight instructors. Train at any one of 42 convenient training center locations. Experience quality modern aircraft, instructor, checkride availability and coordination to support your training schedule.

Financial Strength

Your flight training investment is substantial — choose a school you can trust. ATP’s financial strength is demonstrated by a capital investment in a fleet of 297 owned aircraft, and in banking relationships that gain you access to more affordable student loans.

Employment Connections

Access pilot job placement opportunities through a dedicated staff of placement specialists who have airline experience. Join a network of thousands of ATP alumni that will pay dividends during your career. Letters of agreement with leading regional airlines and a preferential listing on PilotPool.com mean you get airline job offers sooner.

Next Step »

Gain access to following free resources and discover why so many professional pilots choose ATP.

  • Information Pack by Mail
  • Quick Online Financing Application
  • Intro Training Flight Module

What Others Have to Say

Airline Career Pilot Program graduates are being hired by the airlines

“It's rare to find something that's as good as advertised. I remember leafing through many flight magazines, always seeing ATP's glossy, full-page ads. They seemed promising, yet too good to be true. When I finally committed (I sold my home and used the profits), a few family members approached me, asking if I realized what I was doing. Looking back, I realize I had placed a bet - not just on ATP, but also on myself.

After the fact, my only regret is that I didn't do it sooner.

It's been a true honor to work under and alongside you all. ATP isn't just the biggest flight school around, it's also the best…you have facilitated an atmosphere where people can literally make dreams become reality. How cool is that?!

Thank you all for everything you've done and continue to do. While in the airlines, I'll continue to sing praise of ATP. To be dedicated to something you love is a gift most will never receive, and I know I'm fortunate to do so.”

Patrick Milligan
ATP Graduate
HIRED: Envoy Air
Airline Career Pilot Program graduates are being hired by the airlines

“I did all my pilot training with ATP. I started from zero time in November 2012 and started working for ATP as a CFI in June of the following year… I reached the magic 1500 after thirteen months of instructing and then I got right on with SkyWest. I am now approaching a year with them and life continues to improve… I want to express my thanks to you and to the entire crew at ATP because although you have to earn every bit of what you accomplish, ATP provided me with the tools I needed to go from zero time to airline pilot in just 21 months.”

Mark Samyn
ATP Graduate
HIRED: Skywest Airlines
Airline Career Pilot Program graduates are being hired by the airlines

“Throughout my training I was both challenged and guided into being a professional pilot. Starting from a private pilot and then finally evolving into a CFI was a great feeling of empowerment. I knew that ATP was my choice of flight schools since it was recommended to me by fellow students of yours who are now successful Gulfstream pilots, for a major charter company. My cross country experience flew me into the airports of Jacksonville, Atlanta, Trenton, Richmond, Tennessee, and many others. With the proper skills from ATP I was able to fly with confidence. I will recommend the ATP program to aspiring pilots of any level who want to get there ratings and receive the best training available. ”

John Hults
ATP Graduate
HIRED: Envoy Air

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Recent Graduates

Congratulations to these ATP graduates who have achieved the next step in their professional pilot careers. ATP is proud to have the highest ratio of airline placements to students of any flight school, aviation college, or flight academy. 250 ATP graduates have been hired by airlines in the last 12 months.

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Bottom Line

ATP works to set the industry standard for airline pilot training with all the training resources and airline connections you need for your fast track to the airlines. As an ATP student you will gain access to modern aircraft, nationwide locations, and job placement assistance.

ATP is your airline career solution from zero time to airline pilot in about two years – proven by thousands of graduates now flying for regional and major airlines.

Next Step »

Get started on your career as an airline pilot today and gain access to following free resources:

  • Information Pack by Mail
  • Quick Online Financing Application
  • Intro Training Flight Module