Airline Sponsored Career Track
ATP's airline alliances include regional airlines like SkyWest, Republic, and Envoy Air. Together these airlines represent over 90% of the regional flying in the US. Each of these airlines participate in airline sponsored career tracks for ATP graduates. Airline-Sponsored means that these airlines have evaluated the end to end pilot training solution offered by ATP, acknowledge the quality of training, and integrate their hiring processes with ATP's pilot pool.
Seniority is Everything
“Seniority is everything” expresses how important it is to enter the seniority system as quickly as possible. Your entire career's earnings depend on how quickly you get your seniority number. With a mandatory retirement at age 65, the best way to maximize your earnings and advancement is to get hired at the earliest opportunity. Nobody understands this better than ATP, where our management team is led by airline pilots who retired from careers with FedEx and American Airlines.
ATP helps you reach airline employment faster than any other flight training option, and does so by helping you become a paid flight instructor faster. ATP's Airline Career Pilot Program is the most cost- and time-efficient route to attaining flight instructor certificates. With a guaranteed flight instructor job upon graduation, you will be on your way to reaching Airline Transport Pilot Certificate minimums well before pilots who train elsewhere.
To best evaluate your flight training options, you need to understand how airline seniority works, why it's so important, and how it affects your lifetime earnings and quality-of-life throughout your career.
Flight Instructing to Meet Airline Transport Pilot Certificate Minimums
Flight instructing is some of the best experience any pilot can gain. It provides a strong foundation on which to build in airline new hire training. Plus, the airlines appreciate the pilot in command and aeronautical decision making skills that are part of daily life as a flight instructor.
Upon graduating from the Airline Career Pilot Program, you are guaranteed access to a flight instructor job with ATP or a designated flight school. ATP offers the best solution to attaining Airline Transport Pilot Certificate minimums through our vast network of training centers and the largest flight training fleet in the US.
ATP ensures that maximum flight time is available to our instructors through a diversified training mix of not only career training, but also add-on certification programs (multi-engine and flight instructor ratings) and contracted work with aviation universities and the FAA.
As you work as a flight instructor, you will build relationships that last a lifetime. You will become a part of a network of highly successful professional aviators who will offer great connections later in your career. ATP instructors become part of the largest Alumni Network of any flight training organization in the United States, which will benefit them throughout their careers.