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Time Away from Primary Training Center In the Airline Career Pilot Program

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

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Just like the airlines and their multiple crew bases, you too will be required to travel to other ATP training centers during your program. This is done to both provide you with access to aircraft different than those found at your primary training center as well as attend ATP’s CFI Academy. Remember, airline pilots travel, and you will too in the Airline Career Pilot Program. This time away will set you apart from your peers as it allows you to see and experience a variety of training centers and airspace environments.

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When You Will Be Away

Much of your time away will occur towards the end of the Airline Career Pilot Program when you attend ATP’s CFI Academy and earn your multi-engine ratings. During this time, you may take an optional one week break.

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CFI Academy

Towards the end of your Airline Career Pilot Program, you will attend CFI Academy to earn your flight instructor certificates. CFI Academy is a comprehensive experience that allows you to learn from the most experienced instructors and prepare for one of the most challenging FAA certificates.

You will be required to travel to either Atlanta, Dallas, Jacksonville, or Phoenix to attend CFI Academy for five weeks. ATP determines which location you will attend and assigns you a class based on your training progression. Even if you are already at one of these locations, you may be required to attend another. Each CFI Academy offers a standardized and consistent experience, and ATP will coordinate travel and housing to the training center.


Optional 1 Week Break

Optional break, up to one week, in between CFI Academy and multi-engine training, with air transportation (or fuel reimbursement) back home provided by ATP


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Multi-Engine Ratings

You will conclude your Airline Career Pilot Program by earning your multi-engine ratings. To accomplish this exciting phase of training, you'll be required to travel to a multi-engine training center, featuring the Piper Seminole, for up to three weeks. This may be your primary training center, your CFI Academy, or another location depending on fleet allocation and your training progression. ATP will coordinate travel and housing to your assigned multi-engine location.

Other Times You May Be Required To Travel

To keep your training on time, you may be required to travel for a few days at different points throughout the program. This includes occasionally flying to another airport to take a practical exam or overnighting at other training centers during the crew-style cross-country stage of training.

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Travel Expenses

When you will be required to travel, ATP will coordinate transportation and housing. These expenses are included in the cost of your fixed-priced Airline Career Pilot Program and ATP will pay for your airfare and housing, or reimburse you for fuel if driving.

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