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Flex Track Policies Airline Career Pilot Program

Flex Track Airline Career Pilot Program policies, including minimum participation requirements, payment schedule and details for students switching from the Flex Track Program to the Fast Track Program and vice versa.

Minimum Participation Requirement

Flex Track students are required to log a combined 15.0 hours of flight or AATD training over the trailing 30 days. This assures a minimum level of proficiency for the program outline to be effective. Students who fall below 15.0 hours over the trailing 30 days will be required to fly a proficiency flight of at least 1.5 hours, which will be billed at the current extra training rate, before continuing in the program outline.

Switching Tracks

Fast Track to Flex Track

If a student wants to switch from Fast Track to Flex Track, they will incur the following program price increases:

  • During Private Pilot Stage: $14,000
  • During Instrument Stage: $11,000
  • During Crew-Style Cross Country Stage or Later: $8,000
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Flex Track to Fast Track

If a student wants to switch from Flex Track to Fast Track, they will receive an account credit upon program completion through at least commercial single-engine stage:

  • During Private Pilot Stage: $7,000
  • During Instrument Stage: $5,500
  • During Crew-Style Cross Country Stage or Later: none

Payment Policies

Payment Schedule From Zero Time

Payment to Reserve Class Date
Non-refundable
$995
Class Date $23,500
12 Weeks After Class Date $23,500
24 Weeks After Class Date $23,500
36 Weeks After Class Date $23,500
Total Fixed Cost
Plus $90 for third party iPad apps and approximately $6,600 for designated pilot examiner fees.
$94,995

Payment Schedule From Private Pilot

Payment to Reserve Class Date
Non-refundable
$995
Class Date $18,500
8 Weeks After Class Date $18,500
16 Weeks After Class Date $18,500
24 Weeks After Class Date $18,500
Total Fixed Cost
Plus $80 for third party iPad apps and approximately $5,800 for designated pilot examiner fees.
$74,995

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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Related FAQs Airline Career Pilot Program

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What are the admission 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.

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How should I prepare for my class date?

ATP's Airline Training Programs prepare students for airline pilot careers with an emphasis on nationwide flying experience in multi-engine aircraft.

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What should I bring to training?

Items to bring to training for ATP's Airline Career Pilot Program. This list pertains to students enrolled in ATP's accelerated flight training.

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What is the uniform policy or dress code?

ATP's Student Uniform Policy describes the professional appearances expected of students during flight training, ground school, and FTD sessions at the flight training center.

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Why is Total Immersion Flight Training Best?

Total immersion flight training offers many advantages over slower-paced flight training options. This page summarizes the difference in training methods and which one best fits your learning style.

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What is ATP's Fixed Cost Pricing Policy?

ATP provides up-front, fixed-cost pricing in a way that differentiates us from most other flight schools and academies. With over 30 years of experience, ATP designs our flight training programs with enough flight time for the vast majority of students to be successful.

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What is ATP's attendance policy?

Description of ATP's Training and Refund Policy for students enrolled in the Airline Career Pilot Program.

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How Can I Take Knowledge Tests Before My Class Date for a Head Start?

ATP encourages new Airline Career Pilot Program students to complete their FAA Airman Knowledge Tests before their class date to get ahead.

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How Much Time Will I Spend Away From My Primary Training Center?

In an effort to maximize the efficiency of the Airline Career Pilot Program, you will likely be required to spend up to three weeks away from your primary training center.

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Does ATP offer custom flight training programs?

Yes, ATP provides a Custom Airline Career Pilot Program option for pilots regardless of where you're at in training and which pilot certifications you already have.

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As an Airline Career Pilot Program graduate, can I instruct for ATP?

Yes, having your single-engine, instrument, and multi-engine instructor ratings open more flight instructor opportunities, including flying with ATP.

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Does ATP offer a program with schedule flexibility?

Yes, ATP offers a Flex Track Airline Career Pilot Program for working professionals, college students and those who need schedule flexibility.

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Can I switch from Flex Track to Fast Track training?

Yes, Airline Career Pilot Program students are able to switch from the Flex Track to the Fast Track and vice versa.

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Why does Flex Track cost more than Fast Track training?

With Flex Track, you will train on an adaptable and flexible schedule to accommodate your work, school, and family commitments. Over this extended timeline, you will have access to ATP's training resources double the amount of time.

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