Airline Transport Pilot (Airplane Single Engine Land)

The Airline Transport Pilot license is unique because there is no endorsement from a CFI or required training (unless you have previously failed a check ride for it). The oral portion of the practical test centers around aircraft systems and flight rules (part 91). The flying portion centers around three instrument approaches. There is no "add on" ATP rating; each category and class that you wish to have ATP privileges for is a complete check ride. However, additional airplane ATP ratings do not require a written knowledge test.

Our course starts with a day of ground school to make you a systems expert in the plane you will test in, then reviews emergency procedures, weight and balance, instrument procedures, weather, and flight rules. On the second day your flight training will consist of steep turns, stalls, slow flight, emergency procedures, and instrument procedures. After you reach the required level of proficiency you will take your practical test with one of our on-staff examiners.

A note about the written test: there are two ATP airplane written knowledge tests. One tests your knowledge of part 121 flight rules, and the other tests 135 flight rules. You can take either test- they both result in the same license. The purpose for having two tests is to allow you to study the rules that you currently follow (or will in a future job). If you aren't sure which one to take, and aren't about to fly for an airline, take the part 135 test.


• Valid FAA medical certificate

• Airplane commercial pilot license with instrument rating

• Written knowledge test results

• 1500 hours flight time

500 hours cross country flight

100 hours night flight

75 hours of instrument time (50 outside of a flight training device or simulator)

• 250 hours PIC in an airplane (or SIC while performing the duties of PIC under the supervision of a PIC)

100 hours of cross country flight

25 hours night flight

Aircraft: Cessna 172
Length: 4 days
Price: $2,835 ($2,745 cash)
What to bring: Birth Certificate or Passport, FAA Medical Certificate, Pilot's License, Written Test Results, All Logbooks (showing pertinent experience), Headset