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Steps to Enrollment Enroll in the Airline Career Pilot Program

  1. First…

    Fly with ATP for Your Intro Training Flight

    We invite you to visit an ATP Flight Training Center for an in-person look at what exciting training awaits you. You will fly either the single engine Cessna 172 or Piper Archer. This will be a great opportunity for you to find out what to expect in training.

    If you are starting the Airline Career Pilot Program from Zero Time, successful completion of an Introductory Training Flight with ATP is required prior to scheduling.

    You can get started today, by completing the Intro Training Flight Online Learning Module and then give us a call at 904-595-7950 to schedule your flight at one of our 37 training centers nationwide.

    The Intro Training Flight costs $150, which you will pay by credit card over the phone when you schedule.

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  2. Start Your Financing Application

    If you need help funding your flight training, ATP is ready to assist. Start a financing application to find out what flight training loans are available – absolutely no obligation.

    How to Apply for Financing »

  3. Obtain FAA First Class Medical Certificate

    Apply for a first class medical certificate through a special doctor called an Aeromedical Examiner (AME). This physical is required by all airlines and is the first step in enrolling in the Airline Career Pilot Program.

    • First, complete the initial portion of the application through FAA MedXpress. (Important: Use your full name on the application; matching your Passport and/or your Birth Certificate)
    • Next, locate an AME near you at faa.gov/pilots/amelocator. You will need to call the doctors office and schedule an appointment for a FAA First Class Medical.

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  4. Then…

    Schedule Your Start Date

    Call ATP Admissions at 904-595-7950 and reserve your class date. ATP requires a $995 unconditionally non-refundable and non-transferable payment to reserve your class date.

    Airline Career Pilot Program classes begin on a Monday, once per month. The Phoenix-Mesa training center offers start dates every other Monday.

    Immediately after scheduling your class date, you will receive access to your student extranet and iPad courseware. Review our iPad courseware page for more information.

    As your Airline Career Pilot Program class date approaches, ATP’s team of instructors will stay in touch, and be available seven days a week to help you prepare.

    Schedule Your Start Date »

Admissions Requirements Airline Career Pilot Program Enrollment Requirements

  • Successfully Complete an Introductory Training Flight with ATP
  • Associate's Degree, or
    • 60+ college credit hours, or
    • equivalent work experience, or
    • military experience
  • 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
    • 6+ 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.
Are You Short of Total Flight Time?

Time Build

For $205 per hour, ATP will include the flight time required to reach 78 hours total time before proceeding in the Airline Career Pilot Program.

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How to Arrive Prepared

Arrive prepared for your training with our Airline Career Pilot Program arrival checklist. These requirements must be met prior to your class start date, if not prior to scheduling.

How to Arrive Prepared »

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