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Admissions Prerequisites and Requirements Minimum Admissions Requirements for the Airline Career Pilot Program

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  • Associate's Degree, or
    • 60+ college credit hours, or
    • equivalent work experience, or
    • military experience, or
    • contact ATP to be considered for an exception
  • US Citizenship (or Permanent Resident)
  • FAA First Class Medical Certificate
  • Adherence to Height and Weight Limits - Due to aircraft operational limitations, students taller than 6'3" or weighing more than 250 lbs may be denied training in ATP aircraft.
  • Private Pilot Certificate
  • 78+ Hours Total Flight Time, including
    • 8 Hours Cross-Country PIC
  • US Citizenship (or Permanent Resident)
  • FAA First Class Medical Certificate
  • Adherence to Height and Weight Limits - Due to aircraft operational limitations, students taller than 6'3" or weighing more than 250 lbs may be denied training in ATP aircraft.
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Steps to Enrollment

Learn more about the admissions process and the steps to enrolling and becoming a commercial pilot in ATP's Airline Career Pilot Program.

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