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Steps to Enrollment Airline Career Pilot Program Admissions Process

  1. Step 1

    Request More Information

    Start by requesting more information. Qualified applicants will receive a phone call from an Admissions Representative to discuss the next steps in the enrollment process.

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  2. Step 2

    Apply for Financing

    Complete your no-obligation financing application. Researching financing options early allows you to begin budgeting and preparing for your new career. The proven track record of graduates allows ATP to work with multiple lenders, offering full financing for commercial pilot training with full loan payment deferment until you begin flying as an airline pilot.

    Start mapping your airline pilot career by researching what financing options are available to you. There is no obligation to accept a loan or begin training with ATP by applying and if you are approved, you will be eligible for a free Introductory Training Flight with ATP.

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  3. Step 3

    Reserve Your Class Date

    Reserve your class date with a $995 non-refundable deposit, by calling ATP Admissions at 904-595-7930. 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 every Monday, for all flight training locations.

    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.

    ATP allows for a one-time class date change, at your discretion, without a penalty. If your class date is delayed for reasons related to COVID-19, our Training Support team will work with you to reschedule a date and no additional deposit will be required.
Before your class date, you must obtain an FAA First Class Medical Certificate and meet all of ATP's admissions prerequisites.

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Admissions Prerequisites and Requirements

Whether you're starting from zero time or with your private pilot license, learn more about ATP's minimum admission requirements and prerequisites for the Airline Career Pilot Program.

FAA First Class Medical Certificate Required

Airline pilots are required to hold an FAA First Class Medical Certificate. Follow these steps to obtain your FAA medical certificate through an Aeromedical Examiner (AME) prior to your Airline Career Pilot Program class date.

  1. 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)
  2. Next, locate an AME near you. You will need to call the doctors office and schedule an appointment for a FAA First Class Medical.

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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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