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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 two weeks away from your primary training center.

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Total Time Away

Just like the airlines and their multiple crew bases, you will travel to other ATP training centers during your Airline Career Pilot Program. This time away during CFI Academy allows you to experience a variety of airspace environments and accelerates your training. Airline pilots travel, and you will, too, in the Airline Career Pilot Program

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When You Will Be Away

Much of your time away will occur near the end of the Airline Career Pilot Program when you attend ATP’s CFI Academy.

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CFI Academy Time Away

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.

CFI Academy requires that students commit to two weeks of full-time online ATP Elevate ground school followed by two weeks of in-person flight instruction in Dallas, Jacksonville, Charlotte, or Phoenix. ATP determines the training location and class date based on your training progression.

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 flight experience 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.

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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What is a typical flight training day like?

Each day will be a combination of guided independent study, ATP Elevate Ground School sessions, group study with fellow students, AATD simulator lessons, and flight lessons.

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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 simulator 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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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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