We have been getting inquiries from our former students and from other pilots wanting to know what’s the process of getting an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certification post July 31st, 2014, and if we provide such training.
Starting Aug 1st, 2014 – all ATP applicants have to undergo Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (CPT) from FAA approved training providers. This training is required to get a sign off or instructor endorsement for the ATP written exam. Until July 31st, 2014 there was no instructor endorsement required for the written or practical test.
The Airline Transport Pilot CPT program includes 30 hours of ground school and 10 hours of simulator training. There are various training providers who are authorized by the FAA to provide such training. During our research we found Sporty’s Academy to be the most economical of all; about $4500 and you can get your ATP written exam sign off.
Once you pass your written, or if you have already passed your written before July 31st, 2014, you can contact us and we can help you with the practical test. Our Airline Transport Pilot practical test training course is about 10 hours dual in a Duchess (BE 76) and about 5 hours of ground school. This can be competed in about 3 days.