ATP Flight School - Arlington Municipal Airport in Dallas, Texas

ATP Flight School Opens New Pilot Training Center in Dallas With Plans to Train 20,000 Pilots by 2030

Arlington, TX — May 6, 2021

ATP Flight School has opened a new advanced pilot training center at the Arlington Municipal Airport (GKY) in Arlington, TX. The modern facility represents the next evolution of ATP's 30-year presence training pilots in the Dallas area and is an integral part of addressing the post-pandemic pilot shortage.

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Every aspect of the 13,875 square-foot facility was developed to deliver airline pilot training as efficiently as possible. Carefully designed classroom and briefing spaces complement an advanced simulator bay containing multiple flight training devices (FTDs). The ATP Arlington Campus also includes a new state-of-the-art FAA Certified Level 6 Cessna 172 FTD specifically designed for advanced training and successful certification outcomes. Dedicated ramp space provides a home to multi-engine Piper Seminoles and new Garmin G1000-equipped Cessna 172s – all meticulously cared for by ATP's onsite maintenance.

Aspiring pilots training at the facility can take advantage of the fastest track to becoming an airline pilot in ATP's Airline Career Pilot Program. Starting with zero experience, students graduate in just nine months and complete the Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program at nearby ATP JETS using full-motion Airbus and Boeing simulators. Partnerships with Dallas-based regional airline Envoy Air provide graduates with a direct path to a career at American Airlines, while nearly 30 additional alliances offer pathways to all other major airlines, including Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, and United Airlines.

“With more alumni having gone on to fly for American Airlines than any other major airline, ATP is proud to make this investment in Dallas,” said Michael Arnold, Director of Marketing, ATP Flight School. “The increased capabilities of the new Arlington flight training center will be crucial in meeting the training demands of the post-pandemic pilot shortage.”

…The increased capabilities of the new Arlington flight training center will be crucial in meeting the training demands of the post-pandemic pilot shortage.

Michael Arnold

ATP Director of Marketing

With a shortage of qualified airline pilots representing 10% of the total professional pilot workforce by 2023, the Arlington facility joins ATP's 60 other locations nationwide to increase capacity and train 20,000 airline pilots over the next ten years.

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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 574 aircraft fly over 540,000 hours each year to provide over 12,000 FAA pilot certificates and ratings. 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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