Steps to Enrollment
Step 1: Apply for 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, locate an AME near you at: faa.gov/pilots/amelocator, then complete the initial portion of the application through FAA MedXpress.
Step 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.
Step 3: Fly with ATP for Your Intro Training Flight
Next, 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 (both great for beginners) or the multi-engine Piper Seminole, depending on your level of experience. This will be a great opportunity for you to find out what to expect in training.
If you have your Private Pilot Certificate–or have made some progress towards it–we recommend you fly the multi-engine Piper Seminole for a fun and exhilarating training flight to demonstrate the advanced multi-engine training for which ATP is renowned. If you're just getting started, you will enjoy the slightly more relaxed pace of the Cessna 172 or Piper Archer.
To make the most of your time at the training center, complete 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 42 training centers nationwide.
The Intro Training Flight costs only $150 (single-engine) or $250 (multi-engine), which you will pay by credit card over the phone when you schedule.
Step 4: Schedule Your Start Date
Finally, 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.
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.