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ATP Places 5 Pilots with Pinnacle Airlines During On-Site Interviews

JACKSONVILLE, Florida — November 2, 2006

In the last twelve months, ATP has assisted 129 pilots with achieving their career goals–more than any other single flight school or academy.

On Wednesday, November 2, 2006, Pinnacle Airlines interviewed 5 pilot applicants on-site at ATP’s headquarters in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. All 5 applicants received First Officer positions with November start dates.

Pinnacle Airlines Hires 5 ATP Graduates
Michael Pfeifer, Christopher Patton, Thomas Meinhardt, Jason Rackley, Garrett Turner

This is the second time in less than 4 months that Pinnacle Airlines has hired a group of graduates from ATP during on-site interviews. ATP is very happy with the ongoing success of graduates receiving job offers with specially reduced minimums in ATP’s Pinnacle Hiring Alliance Letter. These most recent airline placements secure ATP’s position as the leading provider of pilots to the regional airlines. In the last 12 months, ATP has assisted 129 pilots with achieving their career goals—more than any other single flight school or academy.

ATP congratulates the following graduates who have taken the next step in their professional pilot careers: Thomas Meinhardt, who began ATP’s Airline Career Pilot Program on November 14, 2005, and then instructed at the ATP ATL Training Center. Pinnacle Airlines hired Thomas 11 months after starting training with ATP. Michael Pfeifer, who began ATP’s Airline Transition Program on September 23, 2006. Pinnacle Airlines hired Michael 1 month after starting training with ATP. Christopher Patton trained at Emby-Riddle Aeronautical University but worked as an ATP Flight Instructor starting July, 2006. Jason Rackley began ATP’s Airline Career Pilot Program Self-Paced Curriculum on February 28, 2005, and then instructed at the ATP RDU Training Center. Pinnacle Airlines hired Jason 20 months after starting training with ATP. Garrett Turner began ATP’s CFI Program on September 12, 2005, and then instructed at the ATP WAS Training Center. Pinnacle Airlines hired Garrett 13 months after starting training with ATP.

In 1984 ATP pioneered accelerated, professional multi-engine flight training with an emphasis on pilot career development. Today ATP’s Airline Training Programs prepare pilots for airline careers with nationwide flying experience in multi-engine aircraft. Airline hiring partnership letters recognize the value of this experience by offering ATP pilots specially reduced flight time minimums for airline employment, enabling pilots to reach their career goals faster. ATP flies over 5,000 hours and provides more than 300 FAA pilot certifications each month at 22 locations nationwide.

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ATP's Airline Career Pilot Program prepares pilots for airline careers from zero time to 1,500 hours, with CFI jobs and airline employment. Addressing the pilot shortage, airlines attract new pilots to the industry with ATP's Tuition Reimbursement Program, where airlines sponsor a portion of pilots' flight training loan repayment. ATP also provides type-rating and ATP CTP certification. ATP's 389 aircraft fly over 29,000 hours each month to provide over 8,290 FAA pilot certificates and ratings each year. As America's largest flight school, ATP is the leading supplier of professionally trained pilots to the nation's regional airlines.

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