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.
Pilot Certification through Commercial and Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI — Multi, Single, Instrument)
From Zero Experience to Airline Pilot in About 2 Years
Graduate Airline Career Pilot Program
Begin Flight Training from Zero Time...
Airline Tuition Reimbursement Begins
Guaranteed CFI Job
Airline Pilot Job
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.
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.
During your time as a flight instructor, at 500 hours total flight time, you can begin earning airline sponsored tuition reimbursement, if qualified.
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.
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.
Start From Private
Start with Credit for Private Pilot
Train in New G500-Equipped Piper Archers & Seminoles (at select locations)
50 Hours Multi
50 Hours Multi
Prerequisite: Private Pilot Certificate, 80 Hrs. TT
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)
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 39 convenient training center locations. Experience quality modern aircraft, instructor, checkride availability and coordination to support your training schedule.
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 321 owned aircraft, and in banking relationships that gain you access to more affordable student loans.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
Becoming an Airline PilotLearn the training path these pilots took to achieve their professional goals.
“Since first experiencing flight at the age of 8 years old, flying was all I ever wanted to do. After obtaining my private pilots license at the age of 19 I found myself struggling to obtain the remainder of the ratings. ATP was the missing link that I needed to become a commercial airline pilot and fulfill the dream. I had a great experience with ATP with my Instructor Wes Lester. Not only did he become my CFI, but also a lifelong friend. Although we fly for different airlines, we still find ourselves texting every week. Thanks ATP for the great experience.”
Dustin MeansATP Graduate, Captain Mesa Airlines
“ATP delivers what they promise…and is definitely the quickest way to the regionals. I would recommend it to anyone who is serious about an airline career.”
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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