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

ATP's Airline Career Pilot Program provides the training and resources you need to go from zero experience to airline pilot in about two years – proven by thousands of graduates now flying for regional and major airlines.

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 Certificated Flight Instructor certificates.

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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 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 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 Zero Time 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 6 Month Fast Track Airline Career Pilot Program
Certificates
Private Prerequisite: Private Pilot Certificate, 78 Hrs. TT, 6 Hrs. XC PIC
Instrument Rating
Commercial Multi- & Single-Engine
Certificated Flight Instructor – Multi-Engine, Single-Engine & Instrument
FAA Knowledge Tests PAR, IRA, CAX, FIA, FII, FOI IRA, CAX, FIA, FII, FOI
Flight Time
Total Logged Time 295 217
Multi-Engine Flight Time 25 25
Single-Engine Flight Time 220 142
Simulator (FTD) Time 50 50
Competitive Advantages
Airline Tuition Reimbursement
Guaranteed Instructor Job
Schedule & Time Frame
Training Schedule Full Time Full Time
Training Time Frame 9 months 6 months
Time Away from Primary Training Center Approx. 6 weeks Approx. 6 weeks
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Training Bundle
Housing Option ($200 per week) Add $8,000 Add $5,200
Locations Locations Nationwide Locations Nationwide
Full Financing Available
Airline Tuition Reimbursement

$75,995

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$58,995

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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

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 38 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 357 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. Airline relationships, including Tuition Reimbursement, with leading regional airlines.

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

“ATP was the perfect decision to start my airline career. The fast pace along with the structure made it easy to stay on track and make significant progress. I know some people who started the same time as me and still are working on instrument while I’m at Compass Airlines. To anyone who wants to be an airline pilot, I always recommend ATP.”

Codie O'Connell
ATP Graduate
HIRED: Compass Airlines
Airline Career Pilot Program graduates are being hired by the airlines

“After being at SkyWest Airlines since October, I can say ATP prepared me very well for the training environment at a regional. The accelerated structure of ATP mimics what initial new hires at a regional airline are to expect. If a student can make it at ATP, there's no reason why they should have any issues with new hire training at a regional. What I really appreciated about ATP’s training program is the focus on using technology to enhance learning. I loved how your program was tracked through a calendar that was synced to your iPhone. I really liked ATP’s focus on keeping you on track with the "days behind" number. Granted, I was probably more motivated than your average student so I was able to power through the course quickly. I think the best part of training, however, was the computer based videos with quizzes at the end of each module that prepare you for the next day's lesson. It gives the student an intro to the topic with the opportunity to ask the CFI more in-depth questions at the lesson instead of hearing it for the first time from the CFI. Bottom line, ATP gives you the tools to complete the program, and it is up to the student to fulfill their part.”

David Gallaher
ATP Graduate
HIRED: SkyWest Airlines
Airline Career Pilot Program graduates are being hired by the airlines

“To start, I would simply say I would not be where I am today without the training I received from ATP. The ATP program sets you up for the fast-pace training I encountered at Endeavor Air. The program helped me prepare for the countless written exams and check rides through my time at ATP. The airline training is the same way in a very condensed footprint with written exams and multiple stage checks leading to the initial check ride. I have met several pilots on the line that have been through ATP and I continue to promote ATP as the best flight school. If flying is your dream, ATP will get you there.”

James Kelly
ATP Graduate
HIRED: Endeavor Air
Airline Career Pilot Program graduates are being hired by the airlines

“I am an ATP alumni and wanted to say hello. I worked for you after finishing the 90 day fast track back in 2008. I instructed at both the Jacksonville and Riverside locations. Since ATP, I have flown for Great Lakes Airlines, SkyWest Airlines, Allegiant Air, and now most recently at Delta Air Lines. I am currently a First Officer on the MD-88/90 based in ATL. I am so grateful for my time at ATP and can't thank you enough for giving me the opportunity to instruct.”

Shawn Scanlon
ATP Graduate
HIRED: Delta Air Lines

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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. 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