Paul Templeton’s Regional Airline Pilot Jobs Blog

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.

AirTran Plans Growth in Milwaukee and Baltimore/Washington

AirTran will increase its capacity significantly at Baltimore/Washington Airport and even more so in Milwaukee.The airline’s executives see a big opportunity because of cutbacks implemented by Milwaukee-based Midwest Airlines. “Our big focus is going to be in Milwaukee,” Bob Fornaro, AirTran’s chairman, president and CEO, said during a conference call with stock analysts this week. […]

ATP Opening 5 New Flight Training Centers

Airline Transport Professionals will be opening five new Flight Training Centers over the next few months. New locations include Charlotte, Indianapolis, Oakland, Tampa and San Diego. The Training Center in San Diego will be the first new Training center to open, with doors opening on February 9th. ATP has a proven 25 year track record […]

Aviation – The Guided Career Path

When a person goes to college to get a four year degree, they often emerge without all the tools and experience to succeed in a professional environment. And just as often, graduates don’t even know what direction they want to take their life in after they receive their degree. A hypothetical example: Jason works hard […]

Hired By Great Lakes

Congratulations to Neal, who was just hired by Great Lakes Airlines. Neal completed the Airline Career Pilot Program and Regional Jet Standards Certification Program with ATP. Congratulations, Neal! We wish you continued success in achieving your aviation career goals.

Pilot Ambassador Encourages Students to Pursue Aviation Dreams

Jamail Larkins, ambassador for the Federal Aviation Administration, visited students at several Florida schools to kick off The DreamLaunch Tour. DreamLaunch exposes students to the Aviation Profession and encourages them to follow their dreams and pursue careers in aviation. Twenty-five percent of the aviation workforce was eligible to retire in 2008, leaving a huge need […]

Air Wisconsin to Recall Furloughed Pilots

I received a call from an ATP Airline Career Pilot Program and Regional Jet Certification Program graduate who had been furloughed from Air Wisconsin. He was contacted by the airline by mail and informed that he was being recalled. He was also asked for his commitment to return. According to him, Air Wisconsin has sent […]

The Most Asked Airline Technical Interview Questions

ATP Alumni often pass along interview questions to us that they have been asked during the Technical Interview section of an airline interview. We have compiled these questions, and these are the questions most often asked. Charts: What is a MOCA? What is a MEA? What does RVR mean? What is a Compulsory Reporting Point? […]

Pinnacle Airlines Announces Expansion of Partnership with Continental Airlines

Pinnacle Airlines announced today that it has signed an agreement with Continental Airlines to expand the number of Canadair/Bombardier Q400 aircraft operated by Colgan Air as a Continental Connection carrier. Pinnacle subsidiary Colgan Air will purchase 15 additional Q400s to be operated under the agreement between Continental Airlines and Colgan Air. The Q400s will be […]

10 Questions Most Asked by HR in an Interview

1. What made you decide to become a pilot? Why did you decide to get into commercial aviation? 2. Where and what type of school did you train in? How did you pay for your training? What was the hardest part of your training? 3. Why did you leave your previous employer? What made you […]

ATP Welcomes New CFIs

ATP welcomes four of its Airline Career Pilot Program Graduates as new CFIs: Glen from ATP Panama City Jonathon from ATP Daytona Beach Evan from ATP Jacksonville Christopher from ATP Phoenix Glen and Christopher both attended ATP’s Private Pilot and Airline Career Pilot Program. Jonathon and Evan attended ATP’s Airline Career Pilot Program. All four […]

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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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