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ATP partnering with Wheels Up in first officer program

ATP Flight School has formed a hiring partnership with Wheels Up Experience Inc., offering ATP graduates a streamlined pathway to first officer positions and long-term careers in aviation.
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The partnership allows Wheels Up, a provider of on-demand private aviation, to recruit from ATP’s student and instructor group of 2,400 pilots while providing ATP graduates with expanded opportunities for professional development and career progression.

Under the partnership, eligible ATP flight instructors can interview with Wheels Up at 1,000 hours total time. Successful applicants receive a conditional job offer while continuing to build flight experience. Upon reaching 1,200 hours of flight time, instructors transition from ATP to Wheels Up as Beechcraft King Air 350, Cessna Citation CJ3, or Beechjet 400 first officers.

“With demand for professional pilots at peak levels, ATP is committed and excited to work with our airline and corporate aviation partners to develop scalable pilot hiring solutions,” said Michael Arnold, director of marketing for ATP. “We’re proud to partner with Wheels Up and bring this opportunity to our graduates, providing them with yet another accelerated pathway to quickly establish their career at a leading carrier.”

Students in ATP’s Airline Career Pilot Program train to become a professional pilot at a fixed cost and on an accelerated timeline. As the nation’s largest provider of commercial pilot training, ATP has placed more than 1,250 pilots with airlines and corporate operators in the past 12 months.

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