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About ATP Flight School

Training Professional Pilots Since 1984

ATP is the nation's largest flight school, providing students with the most efficient path to a successful airline pilot career. For over 40 years, ATP has been the leader in professional flight training and supplying pilots to regional and major airlines.

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Get the Competitive Edge Advantages Only ATP Can Offer

ATP's airline pilot training program far exceeds any other flight academy’s capabilities and offers you the most efficient path to a successful airline pilot career.

The world’s largest flight training fleet safely maintained by ATP's unparalleled nationwide maintenance department.
Time Frame
Fast track training – zero experience to airline pilot job in two years, in most cases.
Proven Training
Airlines trust ATP trained pilots — proven by more graduates flying for airlines than from any other school.
Professional airline-oriented training for over 40 years. Train with the best flight school in the country.
Fixed cost based on realistic flight times that exceed FAA Part 141 minimums — others quote a minimum cost.
Online Resources
Proprietary online training resources, including a comprehensive training library and interactive ground school webinar sessions.
Airline Partnerships
38 airline hiring partnerships, providing you with the most options of who to fly for and the best financial assistance programs.
Tuition Reimbursement
Airline-sponsored tuition reimbursement (if qualified) makes your goal more obtainable.
ATP offers full financing solutions for successful career training through multiple lenders, if qualified.
With 78 training centers nationwide, ATP makes professional flight training accessible to everyone.
14 CFR part 142 Training Center
ATP also offers ATP CTP Training and access to additional Airbus Type Rating programs.
Nationally Awarded Instructors
The quality and professionalism of ATP instructors have been consistently recognized by AOPA and the National Association of Flight Instructors.

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ATP’s Company History

Founded in 1984 by its current President and executive management team, ATP has steadily grown to become the largest flight training company in the United States. Through efficient, highly focused training towards FAA pilot certification, ATP prepares men and women for professional pilot careers with airlines, corporate flight departments, air charter companies, flight schools, and U.S. military pilot slots.

From its first location in Atlanta, Georgia, ATP pioneered cost-effective, accelerated, multi-engine flight training with an emphasis on pilot career development. Among its first customers were U.S. military pilots seeking their Airline Transport Pilot Certificate to transition to airline careers, and civilian pilots seeking enhanced multi-engine and flight instructor ratings to further their professional pilot careers.

ATP later expanded its course offering to include its Airline Career Pilot Program, an ab-initio training program for U.S. students to train from Private Pilot thru Commercial Pilot with Flight Instructor Certificates. This highly successful program led ATP to become the number one source of pilots to the regional airlines, having the highest ratio of airline placements to students of any flight school, aviation college, or flight academy.

Under the leadership of active and former airline pilots and U.S. military aviators, ATP now operates the largest flight training fleet of 605 aircraft, including 100 multi-engine aircraft. ATP flies over 546,000 hours per year to provide over 12,500 pilot certifications annually at 78 flight training centers nationwide.

Thousands of U.S. military and civilian pilots have come to ATP for over 40 years by word-of-mouth referrals from satisfied professional pilots. ATP's commitment to low prices; efficient, standardized, and effective flight training programs; and—most importantly—the highest level of safety continues to exceed customers' expectations. In the professional pilot community, ATP's reputation for excellence has become common knowledge.