ATP Flight School’s airline transport pilot training program has received FAA approval, the company announced Aug. 21. The training program is offered at ATP’s High Power Aviation training center in Dallas.
“The FAA’s approval of our course ensures that our graduates, military pilots, corporate, and charter pilots have access to the essential training required to prepare them for the FAA’s highest certificate,” said ATP Higher Power Aviation President Phil Cooper.
As of Aug. 1, 2014, all first officers must hold an ATP certificate 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.