Pan Am International Flight Academy’s airline transport pilot training program has received FAA approval, the company announced Aug. 19.
The six-day airline transport pilot certification training program includes 30 hours of academic training, covering topics such as aerodynamics, meteorology, air carrier operations, leadership, crew resource management, and safety. It also includes 10 hours of training and demonstration on a Level D simulator.
As of Aug. 1, 2014, all first officers must hold an ATP that requires 1,500 hours total time as a pilot. Pilots with fewer than 1,500 hours, or those who have not reached the minimum age of 23, can obtain a restricted privileges ATP certificate under certain conditions. Before taking the ATP knowledge test, pilots are required to complete an FAA-approved ATP CTP consisting of 30 hours of academic coursework and 10 hours of training in flight simulator training devices.
“In keeping with our long tradition of training the world’s aviation professionals, Pan Am has now received authorization to provide the required ATP-CTP course to the next generation of airline flight crews,” said Chief Operating Officer Gary Anderson. “Our ATP-CTP course is the next addition to our full training portfolio offered to the world’s aviation community.