International flight training at ATP Flight School

International Airline Career Pilot Program

ATP’s International Airline Career Pilot Program takes you from zero time to Commercial Instrument Pilot, using ATP’s proven airline-oriented flight training.

$61,400 USD / 9 Months

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ATP designed its International Airline Career Pilot Program with extra flight time built-in. This nearly eliminates extra charges for additional flight and ground training, which are common at other flight schools. ATP quotes its fixed price based on realistic flight training requirements, not FAA minimum requirements.

Your Flight Training Course Includes

  • Private Single & Instrument
  • Commercial Multi & Instrument
  • 255 Hours Logged Flight Time
    • 170 Hours Single-Engine Instruction & Flight Checks
    • 35 Hours Multi-Engine Instruction & Flight Checks
    • 50 Hours Simulator (FTD)
  • All Classroom & Individual Ground Instruction
  • Aircraft Manuals, Training Syllabus & Checklists
  • All Pre- and Post-Flight Briefings
  • ATP’s full-motion flight training device is available free of charge, for unlimited additional practice and self-study time

Credit for Private

If you already have a Private Pilot License, you can receive a discount off of the standard program fee.

Payment Schedule (All Prices in $USD)

Low Fixed Cost for International Airline Career Pilot Training

Payment to Reserve Class Date $1,400*
Upon Class Start $6,000
4 Weeks After Class Starts $10,800
8 Weeks After Class Starts $10,800
12 Weeks After Class Starts $10,800
16 Weeks After Class Starts $10,800
20 Weeks After Class Starts $10,800
Total Fixed Cost
* $1,000 is refundable if for any reason your Student Visa is denied. The remaining $400 is a non-refundable payment for processing visa paperwork.

Additional Costs Not Included

  • Housing & Food
  • Airfare & Transportation
  • Medical, Licensing, FAA Knowledge Tests, and Exam Fees
  • Immigrations and TSA Fees
  • iPad, Books, and Supplies
  • ATP Training Bundle

For a complete itemized list, please see additional expenses.

Acceptable Forms of Payment

All payments must be made in US Dollars. Acceptable forms of payment at the training center include: cash, cashier’s check, money order, certified check or traveler’s checks. ATP will also accept payment via wire transfer. Payments by credit card and other types of check are not accepted.

Extra Flight Training Rates

The course price is quoted as a discounted package price. If you withdraw from the course before completion, or you require additional training, please refer to the additional flight instruction rates.

U.S. Flight Training Location

Daytona Beach, Florida Campus

Our international training center campus offers good weather and airspace for a great training environment. Train in sunny Daytona Beach, Florida. ATP has specially-arranged accommodations near the airport and training center.

International Pilot Student Housing

ATP has partnered with various apartment communities to provide ATP International Students with affordable housing options. ATP's International Student Admissions Office is here to help you every step of the way and will assist in coordinating all housing arrangements.

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International Flight Training Enrollment

Your career as a commercial pilot begins here. Start your enrollment now for more information. When you are ready to select a class date and submit your application for processing, please call or email ATP International Admissions at:

For more information on ATP’s enrollment and visa process, click here.

Class Dates

Classes begin each month at ATP’s Daytona Beach Flight Training Center. Follow our steps to enrollment to reserve the next available class date.

Requirements for International Flight Students

The International Airline Career Pilot Program is an intensive training program. Before you enroll, you must:

  • Be 18 Years of Age
  • Read, Understand, and Speak English
  • Pass ATP’s Flight Aptitude Test (Introductory Training Flight Online Module)
  • Have graduated from high school (or the equivalent of a US high school)
  • Due to aircraft operational limitations, students taller than 6'3" or weighing more than 250 lbs may be denied training in ATP aircraft.

Flight Training Student Visas

ATP accepts international flight training students on M-1 Student Visas for enrollment in our International Airline Career Pilot Program. To learn how to apply for an M-1 Student Visa, follow our steps to enrollment.

Transfer Your Visa to ATP

If you are currently enrolled in a US flight school, learn how to transfer your visa to ATP.

Program 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.

More About Your Flight Training

ATP’s International Airline Career Pilot Program is the most efficient and “shortest time to train” commercial pilot training you can receive anywhere in the world. The total-immersion training maximizes your knowledge and skill retention, while putting you on the fast track to start earning income in your new career. Get the most qualifications in the best complex multi-engine aircraft, with the best airline-oriented flight training.

EASA Conversion Program

Expand your career opportunities worldwide with the EASA Conversion Option.

After completing the International Airline Career Pilot Program, train with ATP approved flight training partners throughout Europe to add an EASA certificate to your FAA Commercial Instrument license.

USA and EU

Train in the US & Europe

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Earn Your College Degree

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide

Get started on a college degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide with online classes. Earn up to 36 college credits toward your associate or bachelor’s degree for completing ATP’s International Airline Career Pilot Program. The typical associates degree is 60 credit hours and the typical bachelors degree is 120 credit hours.

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Bottom Line

ATP sets the industry standard for airline pilot training with all the aircraft resources you need for your fast track to the airlines. The “real world” experience gained by training in ATP’s International Airline Career Pilot Program will get you more career opportunities than possible through any other flight school, FBO or academy anywhere in the world. The higher level of qualifications this program provides is the first step in setting you apart from your peers.