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Steps to Enrollment Airline Career Pilot Program Admissions Process

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  1. Step 1

    Request More Information

    Start by requesting more information. ATP Admissions will pre-qualify you for admissions to the program. You may then receive a phone call from an Admissions Representative to discuss the next steps in the enrollment selection process.

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  2. Step 2

    Schedule an ATP Admissions Flight

    Schedule and successfully complete an ATP Admissions Flight; required for all Airline Career Pilot Program applicants, including those holding a Private Pilot Certificate. You can get started today by completing the Admissions Flight Online Learning Module and then give us a call at 904-595-7950 to schedule your flight at any one of our training centers.

    The Admissions Flight costs $150, which you will pay by credit card over the phone when you schedule. Successful completion of an Admissions Flight with ATP is required prior to scheduling your Airline Career Pilot Program.

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  3. Step 3

    Obtain an FAA First Class Medical Certificate

    Apply for a first class medical certificate through an Aeromedical Examiner (AME). This physical is required by all airlines and is also required prior to 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. Step 4

    Await Your Acceptance Letter from ATP Admissions

    Should you be selected for a class date in the Airline Career Pilot Program, ATP Admissions will provide you with a letter of acceptance.

  5. Step 5

    Reserve Your Class Date

    Reserve your class date with a $995 non-refundable deposit, by calling ATP Admissions at 904-595-7950. The $995 non-refundable and non-transferable payment will be applied to the cost of your program and is required to reserve your start date.

    Airline Career Pilot Program classes begin on a Monday, once per month. The Phoenix-Mesa training center offers class 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 training support staff and team of flight instructors will stay in touch, and be available seven days a week to help you prepare.

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Admissions Requirements Minimum Admissions Requirements for the Airline Career Pilot Program

Due to the number of highly qualified applicants and limited availability of class dates, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to ATP.
  • Successfully Complete an Admissions 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.
  • Successfully Complete an Admissions Flight with ATP
  • 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 date, if not prior to scheduling.

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