Bridge the knowledge gap.
This program meets the requirements of FAR 61.156. It bridges the knowledge gap between a pilot who holds a commercial pilot certificate and a pilot operating in an air carrier environment. Successful completion of the ATP CTP will ensure an ATP applicant receives the baseline knowledge and experience to prepare them for the duties, responsibilities, and challenges of an air carrier environment.
Thirty hours of classroom-style ground school includes four modules:
- Aerodynamics (8 hours)
- Meteorology (2 hours)
- Air Carrier Operations (14 hours)
- Leadership & CRM (6 hours)
4 hours of fixed-base training device (FSTD) training will include:
- Navigation and flight management systems
- Automation including autoflight
Full Flight Simulator Training
6 hours of full flight simulator training will include:
- Low energy states/stalls
- Upset recovery techniques
- Adverse weather conditions, including icing, thunderstorms, and crosswinds with gusts
Up to 8 hours training per ATP ACS
- Application Review
- Oral Practical Test
- Flight Practical Test
Cost & Payment
ATP requires a $495 non-refundable payment to reserve your class date. The remaining balance will be due at check-in.
Acceptable forms of payment are the following: American Express, MasterCard, Discover, Visa. Checks are not accepted.
Designated Pilot Examiner’s Fee
The examiner’s fee is not included in the course cost. This fee ranges from $800 to $1,000 depending on the location and is payable directly to the examiner in cash only.
The ATP CTP portion of training is conducted at ATP JETS in Dallas. The ATP Multi-Engine Certificate portion of training can be conducted at ATP Flight School locations in:
This program is offered at these ATP Flight Training Centers:
Schedule your class date by calling 904-595-7995. ATP Jets requires a $495 non-refundable payment to reserve your class date. The remaining balance will be due at check-in.
Classes Start Every Friday
Check In time is 0730 CT.
Ground school start time is 0800 CT.
Airline training centers operate 24/7. Expect your simulator session to be scheduled any time of day or night, just like airline training.
To be eligible for this program you must:
- Hold a Commercial Pilot Certificate
- Hold an Airplane Multiengine Land Rating
- Hold an Instrument Airplane Rating
- Read, speak, write, and understand the English language
- Be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident
- Copy of your Sheppard Air Prep Practice Test with a Score Report of at least 90%
- All Airman Certificates
- Non-U.S. Pilot Certificate Holders: Call 904-595-7950 for latest requirements
- U.S. Military Pilots Taking Checkride Based on Military Experience: Documented Military experience
- FAA Medical Certificate
- Headset, View Limiting Device (if you have your favorite), Kneeboard and/or iPad
- Be at Least 23 Years of Age
- Have Documented Flight Time per FAR 61.159 Requirements:
- 1,500 Hours Total Time:
- 500 Hours Cross Country Time
- 100 Hours Night Time
- 75 Hours Instrument Time of Actual or Simulated Instrument Time:
- 50 Hours Must be in an Airplane
- 250 Hours PIC Airplane
- 50 Hours Airplane Multi-Engine Land
- Be Instrument Current and Instrument Proficient
- Have Thorough Knowledge of Material in the ATP Piper Seminole Training Supplement
(Provided to you before arriving for your training program.)
You must bring the following items for your training program:
- Un-expired, Valid US Passport (Blue), OR
- Original or Certified Copy of Government-Issued Birth Certificate and a valid government-issued photo ID
(Birth certificate must meet acceptable criteria.)
- All Pilot Certificates
- All Pilot Logbooks and/or Documented Military experience
- The ATP CTP is VA approved. If you intend to apply for the GI Bill® to help pay for this program (available in Dallas only), you must also bring the following required enrollment documentation:
- Certificate of eligibility
- Photocopy of Joint Services Transcript (or USAF transcripts)
- First Class FAA Medical dated within the last 6 months
- Web-enabled Mobile Device (iOS/Android phone/tablet)
- Provide your FTN (FAA Tracking Number). If you do not know your FTN or do not have one, please log in or create an account with Integrated Airman Certification and Rating Application (IACRA).
Note: If you do not bring the required GI Bill® documents, you will not be eligible for GI Bill® reimbursement.
You will be training at airline training centers that have strict dress codes. The dress code for all training is business casual. Wear a collared shirt, long pants and business shoes. Military flight suits, shorts, jeans, t-shirts, tennis shoes and open-toed shoes are not acceptable.
Training & Refund Policy
Flight times are approximate. You will receive flight training up to 8 hours, giving you approximately 10 hours once you complete the practical test. ATP allocates 2.0 hours for the practical test due to varying practical test times.
ATP’s training is provided as a complete program and not provided as training at an hourly “rate.”
At any time, both you and ATP have the right to terminate your participation for any reason. If your training is terminated, you will be charged $600/Hr. for Multi-Engine, $230/Hr. for Single-Engine, $150/Hr. for AATD and $30/Hr. for Ground School. If you elect to terminate your training, in addition to the hourly rates listed above you will also be charged $495.00 non-refundable course deposit.
In the unlikely event that you fail the practical test, you may obtain extra training as a one-hour-block program for $500. This will include flight training from 0.9 to 1.3 hours, ground school, pre- and post-flight briefings, and the use of the aircraft for the re-check (Examiner's fee is separate, and still applies).
ATP makes every effort to successfully complete your flight program within the allocated flight time. We have become the number one flight training company by consistently achieving this goal.