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ATP Flight School and SkyWest Airlines Invest in the Next Generation of Airline Pilots with Increased Tuition Reimbursement

Jacksonville, FL — February 10, 2020

SkyWest Airlines

ATP Flight School is pleased to announce an enhanced partnership with SkyWest Airlines. In an update to their current partnership with ATP, SkyWest Airlines has increased tuition reimbursement to $17,500 for pilots training with ATP Flight School, reaffirming their shared commitment to developing the industry’s best pilots.

ATP provides students with quality airline-oriented flight training; taking students with zero experience and paving a way to a successful commercial airline career with the SkyWest Airlines Pilot Pathway Program. After graduates complete the Airline Career Pilot Program in nine months, they are guaranteed a flight instructor job in order to gain the required flight hours needed to fly commercially.

As an ATP flight instructor, pilots are then eligible to apply for the SkyWest Airlines Pilot Pathway Program and, once accepted, begin incrementally receiving the $17,500 in tuition reimbursement. Flight instructors in the SkyWest Pilot Pathway Program also receive career mentorship, enhanced company seniority and a guaranteed first officer interview, and more. This innovative approach to airline pilot recruitment takes an early investment in a pilot's career. It actively promotes the profession and makes it more attainable by helping ease the financial barrier aspiring pilots can face.

“For over 35 years, ATP has consistently delivered the most efficient path to successful airline pilot careers,” said Michael Arnold, Director of Marketing, ATP. “We are proud to work with SkyWest on continuing to invest in the career success of our students, offering greater opportunity, and supporting the nation's next generation of airline pilots.”

…We appreciate our ATP partnership and look forward to bringing more exceptional pilots to fly SkyWest’s growing fleet.

Tracy Gallo

SkyWest Airlines Vice President Flight Operations

“We’re pleased to enhance our ATP partnership and advance our commitment to proficient aviators,” said Tracy Gallo, SkyWest Airlines Vice President Flight Operations. “We appreciate our ATP partnership and look forward to bringing more exceptional pilots to fly SkyWest’s growing fleet.”

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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 398 aircraft fly over 27,800 hours each month to provide over 9,125 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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