ATP Higher Power Aviation Receives FAA Approval for ATP CTP Course

August 21, 2015

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) now requires all pilots complete the ATP CTP Course in order to qualify to take the ATP Airman Knowledge Test, a prerequisite for the ATP certificate needed for employment as a commercial airline pilot in the United States.

ATP Flight School is now offering the ATP CTP training program at its ATP Higher Power Aviation training center located near the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. In compliance with the new FAA Regulation, this course combines ground and simulator training to prepare pilots for the commercial air carrier environment and is required training for the ATP Certificate.

"The FAA's approval of our ATP CTP course ensures that our graduates, military pilots, corporate and charter pilots have access to the essential training required to prepare them for the FAA's highest certificate,“ said Phil Cooper, President, ATP Higher Power Aviation.

The ATP CTP approval comes at a great time, as the airlines seek to find pilots due to the global pilot shortage. ATP places hundreds of pilots each year with the Regional Airlines through its Fast Track Airline Career Pilot Program that offers a guaranteed Flight Instructor job so pilots can start their career with an airline in just 24 months, years sooner than students completing other training programs.

About ATP Flight School

In 1984, ATP pioneered accelerated multi-engine flight training with an emphasis on pilot career development. Today ATP's Airline Career Pilot Program prepares pilots for airline careers from zero time to 1500 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 certification across most of the Boeing and Airbus fleet including ATP CTP certification. ATP's 266 aircraft fly 150,000 hours annually to provide more than 4,500 FAA pilot certificates each year. As America's largest flight school, ATP is the leading supplier of professionally trained pilots to the nation's regional airlines.