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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.

Airlines Now Hiring

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Airline Traffic Continues to Rise Across the Airline Industry

Posted on | August 13, 2014 | Comments Off

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

Posted on | August 11, 2014 | Comments Off

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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American Airlines Places 20 More Embraer 175’s with Compass Airlines

Posted on | August 7, 2014 | Comments Off

Compass Airlines has been awarded 20 more Embraer 175 aircraft by American Airlines to be flown under the American Eagle brand. Compass has announced that it expects to start flying the new E175s right after the start of 2015.
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Three ATP Instructors Join Republic to Fly the E175 Together

Posted on | August 5, 2014 | Comments Off

Three more of ATP’s finest have left to join Republic Airlines and fly their newest jet, the Embraer 175. Republic has been hiring a lot of our instructors, but this time they are three friends and they are all in the same new-hire class.
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Mesa Airlines Brings New Embraer 175 to ATP Daytona

Posted on | August 2, 2014 | Comments Off

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.

Record Profits for the Airlines Point to the Start of a New Era for the Industry

Posted on | July 30, 2014 | Comments Off

Good news keeps coming from the nation’s three major airlines as they show a major turnaround in the airline industry’s growth and vitality. Our nation’s three major carriers — American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines — all announced record profits in the past quarter.
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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,
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Paul Templeton ATP Regional Jet Director

Paul Templeton is ATP's Regional Jet Program Director, and a regular contributor to 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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