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Training Policies Enroll in the Airline Career Pilot Program

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Class Date Changes or Cancellations

Your first non-refundable payment of $995 made at the time of scheduling guarantees your position in a class for a specific combination of class date, training center and program. If you must reschedule for a different date, training center, or program, you will forfeit this payment and be required to make another $995 payment to secure the new class date at the current price.

Prior to scheduling and placing your deposit, you must obtain an FAA First Class Medical Certificate with no limitations (except for corrective lenses) and meet all of ATP's admissions prerequisites.

Attendance Policy

As a student, you are responsible for regularly attending training events and making your best effort to complete training within the time frame of the program. If you are unable to meet the participation requirements and you wish to resume training after a long period of inactivity, ATP may increase the price of your program to the current price.

If you are unable to meet the requirements of this attendance policy, ATP may either discontinue your training program, or impose a price increase if your program was started at a cost below advertised prices.

Flight Training Lessons and Activities

Each day will be a combination of guided independent study, ATP Elevate Ground School sessions, group study with fellow students, AATD simulator lessons, and flight lessons.

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Required Availability & Time Commitment

The most successful Airline Career Pilot Program students commit their full time and attention to training and studying. Other part and full-time commitments, like working a job or attending college, are not recommended while attending ATP. Outside distractions reduce the time you have to study, make it harder to learn, and can hinder your progress.

The Airline Career Pilot Program requires full-time commitment. Students must be available for training seven days per week. ATP strives to provide two days off each week. Because schedules are built to maximize student return on investment and keep students on schedule with projected completion dates, weekend flying will likely be required.

Success in the ACPP requires flexibility and adaptability. There may be delays due to maintenance, weather, and other factors outside of ATP’s control. Students are expected to be present at the training center and adaptable to schedule changes.

Student Preparedness Policy

You must arrive well-prepared for each lesson. This means that you will arrive with all reading assignments complete, all videos watched, and home study work complete.

Lesson No-Show / Late Cancellation Policy

ATP will impose a fee for tardiness, lack of preparation, and cancellations within 24 hours.

If you are scheduled for a simulator lesson or flight training event, and weather or maintenance become a factor, you are still expected to arrive on-time for training. Your instructor will decide the appropriate course of action which may include substituting the planned lesson with another suitable to the conditions.

ATP understands that extenuating circumstances do occur, and will allow exceptions to this policy at its sole discretion. Any time your account incurs a cancellation fee, payment must be received before any further training will be scheduled.

Refund Policy

It’s simple and ethical: you or ATP reserves the right to terminate your training at any time, making you (or a designated lending source) eligible for a pro-rated refund which will be issued within 15 days following program termination.

ATP’s refund policy quickly accommodates students who elect to discontinue the program for any reason. It is important to receive your refund in an expeditious manner so you can use the funds to continue your flight training at another school, repay a loan, or cover emergency needs.

ATP is the only flight school or academy that offers this level of protection.

Height and Weight Limits

Students taller than 6'3" will be assessed during an Admissions Flight for comfort level inside the aircraft and the ability to fully manipulate the controls. Due to aircraft operational limitations, students weighing more than 250 lbs may be denied training in ATP aircraft. Learn more about Airline Career Pilot Program enrollment and admissions requirements.

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Payment Policies

Payment Schedule From Zero Time

Payment to Reserve Class Date
Non-refundable
$995
Class Date
$22,750
$25,500
7 Weeks After Class Date
9 Weeks After Class Date
$22,750
$25,500
14 Weeks After Class Date
18 Weeks After Class Date
$22,750
$25,500
21 Weeks After Class Date
23 Weeks After Class Date
$22,750
$25,500
Total Fixed Cost
Includes current fuel surcharge. Additional costs for third party iPad apps and approximately $9,200 for FAA examiners' fees & knowledge test fees.
$91,995
$102,995

Payment Schedule From Private Pilot

Payment to Reserve Class Date
Non-refundable
$995
Class Date
$17,750
$20,500
5 Weeks After Class Date
5 Weeks After Class Date
$17,750
$20,500
10 Weeks After Class Date
9 Weeks After Class Date
$17,750
$20,500
15 Weeks After Class Date
13 Weeks After Class Date
$17,750
$20,500
Total Fixed Cost
Includes current fuel surcharge. Additional costs for third party iPad apps and approximately $8,400 for FAA examiners' fees & knowledge test fees.
$71,995
$82,995

Fixed-cost pricing does not include additional expenses for items necessary in obtaining your pilot licensing. See our pricing details to learn more about fixed cost pricing and estimated additional costs.

Payment schedules are approximate and progress-based. ATP Finance will reach out 1 week ahead of any changes to the payment schedule. ATP students can also monitor their account statements on student extranet for changes to due dates.

Programs specifications are subject to change, but not during your training program. See our fuel surcharge policy. Logged flight times may vary slightly due to flight check times and other considerations.

Payment Financing

ATP follows a multiple-disbursement payment schedule even if you choose to finance your flight training. This not only saves you from accruing interest on excess funds, but also gives you additional protection since ATP does not accept the entire amount of your loan proceeds up front.

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