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ATP Accepts Delivery of Five ELITE RC-1 Training Systems

Jacksonville Beach, FL — May 30, 2008

Airline Transport Professionals (ATP) today announced the delivery of five new ELITE RC-1 Training Systems. The RC-1 system is a full-featured Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) with life-size, high-resolution instruments, cockpit enclosure and an external visual system with a large-screen display. Each RC-1 includes simple, complex and twin-engine aircraft modules with associated three and six-lever throttle quadrants. ATP elected to add the option of Garmin GNS 430 GPS which will increase the quality of the training experience in the RC-1. The AATDs will be located at ATP’s training centers in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Panama City, FL, Arlington, TX, Addison, TX and Raleigh-Durham, NC.

ELITE RC-1 Training Systems

ATP currently delivers more pilots to the regional airlines than any other single flight school, college, or academy. The company is successful through the efficient immersion of students in multi-engine airline-style flight training over a short time frame. The benefit for the customer is the best training on the market at an extremely competitive price. Offering a great value in flight simulation today, the RC-1 will aid the company in meeting its strategic goals.

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 with 10 leading regional airlines 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 20 locations nationwide.

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About ATP Flight School Training Pilots Since 1984

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 382 aircraft fly over 308,000 hours annually to provide over 7,300 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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