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Key Lime Air is Hiring ATP Graduates

Premier air cargo and on-demand charter carrier Key Lime Air has signed a recruiting agreement with ATP, and is using our recruiting tool PilotPool.com to recruit and hire our graduates. As an air cargo carrier servicing FedEx, Key Lime air cargo pilots work the same schedule as FedEx pilots which means weekends and holidays free from duty, and at a higher beginning salary than that being offered by the Regional Airlines.
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Airline Traffic Continues to Rise Across the Airline Industry

The airlines in the US are reporting their traffic statistics for the month of July, and the good news continues to come in. Airline passengers continue to increase the rate which they fly by more than ten percent in this country compared to last year, and that fact combined with record load factors (the average percentage of seats filled in an airliner) continue to bring record profits to the airline industry.
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Expanding Pilot Groups Means a Short Wait for Upgrade to Captain

I recently surveyed our Regional Airline partners about how long it is taking new First Officers to upgrade to Captains at their airline. Across the spectrum of regional airlines the same can be said, upgrade times are coming down. What this means is that the discussion about entry level pay in the regional airlines becomes pointless when you can expect to make Captain, along with the 50% increase in pay, in your second year of flying with your new airline.
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Mesa Airlines Brings New Embraer 175 to ATP Daytona

Mesa Airlines flew their latest new E175 fresh from Embraer’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil to the ATP Jet Center adjacent to ATP’s Daytona Beach Flight Training Center to show our Instructors and Students what they will be flying soon. The aircraft is the second of 30 on order by United to incorporate into Mesa’s growing United Express fleet.

IMG_6177Mesa has been hiring a lot of our pilots to fly these aircraft as well as new CRJ900s that Mesa is adding to their fleet. Their rapidly expanding fleet is being flown by Mesa’s expanding group of pilots, many of whom were in training with ATP not long ago.

IMG_0592Joining a growing pilot group, such as Mesa’s, results in much less time spent on reserve, as well as being granted desired crew bases and aircraft sooner then anytime in the recent past. Pilots who recently left ATP to fly for Mesa are nearing upgrade to Captain within a few months, after only being there a year, and I will be writing about them soon.

IMG_0612Mesa has promised to bring more new E175s to our Flight Training Centers over the next few months, please come out to take a look. If you do, and want a career flying one of these marvels for a living remember that ATP can get you there and get you there first.

SkyWest Recruits Ten ATP Instructors into EIP Program

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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Flying the Line: JetBlue

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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