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ATP’s Latest Airline Placements

Bojan Fredotovic, Corporate Operator

Corporate Operator hired ATP grad Bojan Fredotovic in June, 2014.

Victor Resendez, Corporate Operator

Corporate Operator hired ATP grad Victor Resendez in June, 2014.

Clint Bond, ExpressJet

ExpressJet hired ATP grad Clint Bond in June, 2014.

Walter Davey, Great Lakes Airlines

Great Lakes Airlines hired ATP grad Walter Davey in June, 2014.

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SkyWest Recruits Ten ATP Instructors into EIP Program

Posted on | July 24, 2014 | Comments Off

SkyWest Airlines has recruited ten more of ATP’s finest Instructors into the program that guides pilots from flight training with ATP directly into First Officer positions with one of the world’s largest regional airlines. SkyWest flew these Instructors to Salt Lake City to be inducted into SkyWest as employees while they continue to instruct and build flight experience at ATP.
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PSA Airlines Comes to ATP Jacksonville to Hire Pilots

Posted on | July 21, 2014 | Comments Off

ATP welcomed our regional airline partner PSA Airlines to our Jacksonville Florida Headquarters to speak to pilots gathered there to hear about PSA’s recent acquisition of 30 new CRJ 900 Aircraft. It was also an opportunity for these pilots to interview with PSA Manager of Recruiting Michael Douglas as well as PSA Vice President Randy Fusi.
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Flying the Line: JetBlue

Posted on | July 18, 2014 | Comments Off

Chris King came to ATP in November of 2007 to begin training in our Jacksonville Florida Training Center. He had his Private Pilots License when he arrived so it only took about three months of training before he was ready and qualified to begin instructing at ATP JAX. Chris did an outstanding job for ATP and his students and it wasn’t long before he was ready to take the Regional Jet Program, where I happened to be his instructor. Chris did very well in the Program and was soon off to fly for American Eagle based in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The rest is his story:
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PSA Airlines Coming to ATP Jacksonville for Recruiting Event July 19th and 20th

Posted on | July 16, 2014 | Comments Off

ATP’s Recruiting Partner PSA Airlines is sending their executives to ATP’s Headquarters in Jacksonville Florida to speak with our Instructors and Students about flying PSA’s new 76-seat CRJ900s in the near future. PSA Vice President of Operations Randy Fusi will join his Director of Recruiting Mike Douglas in addressing an assembly of ATP personnel as well as others who PSA is inviting to the event. All attendees were invited using ATP’s recruiting tool, PilotPool.com.
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Boeing Predicts Even More Aircraft Will Be Flying Soon

Posted on | July 14, 2014 | Comments Off

There will be even more opportunities to fly for the airlines then thought before. Although there is a shortage of pilots to fly the airliners that are presently in service, airliner manufacturer Boeing has raised the number of aircraft that it forecasts will be flying in 20 years. Boeing’s new 20-year industry forecast calls for 36,770 new airplanes over the next 20 years. That’s an increase of 4.2 percent compared to last year’s forecast.
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Flying the Line: Longtail Aviation

Posted on | July 10, 2014 | Comments Off

Abe Godfrey arrived at our Trenton, New Jersey Flight Training Center (KTTN) in October of 2009 to begin training in ATP’s Airline Career Pilot Program. Seven months later Abe had earned all of his ratings, including his instructor ratings, and became an instructor for ATP teaching students in the Airline Career Pilot Program in Trenton where he had been a student. After building flight experience instructing at ATP, Abe took part in the Regional Jet Certification Program in Jacksonville, Florida and headed for the airlines. The rest is his story.
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Corporate Aviation Recovers: 13,030 Business Jet Deliveries over Next 10 Years

Posted on | July 8, 2014 | Comments Off

Leading aerospace industry consulting firm, Teal Group, forecast that over 13,030 business aircraft worth $325.6 billion will be delivered to corporate flight departments over the next 10 years. The forecast includes 9,361 traditional business jets worth $262.4 billion; 537 airliners converted for business use as well as regional jet conversions worth a combined $44.1 billion; and 3,132 business turboprops worth $19.1 billion.
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PlaneSense Opens Crew Base in Orlando Florida

Posted on | June 30, 2014 | Comments Off

PlaneSense, Inc., the aircraft fractional ownership airline, manages the largest civilian fleet of Pilatus PC-12 aircraft in the world and still manages to offer the level of elegance and sophistication that you expect from private aircraft travel for a fraction of the cost. PlaneSense is a recruiting partner of ATP, and has announced that it is adding a new crew base in Orlando Florida.
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Republic Airlines Brings Embraer RJ to ATP-Phoenix

Posted on | June 25, 2014 | Comments Off

Republic Airlines flew an Embraer 145 painted in United Continental colors into ATP’s Flight Training Center at Mesa-Gateway airport in Phoenix and put it on display for the Instructors and Students there to look over. Republic is hoping that the jet appeals to them and that they will join Republic to fly even bigger and better aircraft in the near future.
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Flying the Line: Surf Air

Posted on | June 23, 2014 | Comments Off

Doyle Tonneson began flight training with ATP at our Bowling Green Kentucky Flight Training Center in July of 2013. Doyle already had his Private Pilots License so he moved quickly through his training, acquiring his Instrument and Multi-engine ratings as well as his Commercial Certificates. At that point Doyle decided that he would take advantage of an opportunity that he had to fly a Cirrus SR22 to gain flight experience as well as make a living. Doyle then accepted a job flying a Pilatus for Boutique Air before going to Surf Air to do the same. We contacted Doyle and asked him to tell us about his career, and one alternative to flight instructing to build flight experience.
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Paul Templeton ATP Regional Jet Director

Paul Templeton is ATP's Regional Jet Program Director, and a regular contributor to PilotJobs.com. His extensive experience in the Regional Airline environment gives him insight into the continually changing status of the industry. He served as Captain for 12 years at Piedmont Airlines and was also Chairman of the Master Executive Council for ALPA, representing Piedmont Airlines.

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