Getting the Job

Boeing Announces New Pilot Demand Exceeds 95,000 over Coming Years

Airline manufacturing giant Boeing updated the number of new pilots needed per year to keep up with airliner deliveries that are already on their delivery schedule. The number of new pilots needed has increased 4.7% over last year’s requirements in the midst of the deepest pilot shortage to hit the industry in the history of the airlines, and the demand is greatly outpacing the supply.
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Flying the Line for Air Wisconsin

Pilots who have been trained by ATP are everywhere in the world of aviation, but they are most popular in the airline industry. Chris Patrick is a good example of an ATP Graduate set on a successful career track by making sure that he received the best flight training available. Chris has gone on to upgrade to Captain with his first airline, Air Wisconsin, and there is no doubt that he will achieve his career goals in short order. We would like to share more about Chris and his reply to some questions we asked him:
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A Flying Career Can Take Many Shapes

Aircraft aren’t the only fast movers in the aviation industry today. With all the job prospects available for well-trained pilots now, it is the most exciting industry in the world to begin and pursue a career. You can begin flight training today and be flying a Boeing 787 across the Atlantic before you are through. That is fantastic news to veterans of the airline industry, and it is only one track that you can take once you have become a commercial pilot. Here are a few:
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Interview with an Airline Recruiter – Republic Airways

ATP has very close relationships with all of the Regional Airlines in the United States, and we recently reached out to them to ask their recruiters what they have to say to ATP flight training students as well as all of those who are considering entering the airline industry by training with ATP. We received the following reply from Republic Airways Director of Talent Acquisition Jody Scott, and I would like to share it with you:
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The Benefits of Becoming an Airline Pilot

I am often asked by those who are interested in becoming an airline pilot why I became an airline pilot and what I liked the best about it. The first thing that comes to mind is that I was paid a good amount of money to fly for a living. And as it was in my case if you have a real passion for flying then being paid to do what you love is the best job in the world.
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Train for New Hire Airline Training with ATP

ATP has been training pilots preparing for their first airline job for nearly a decade. Our Regional Jet Program focuses on making a successful transition to new hire training. We have sent over 425 pilots to the airlines in the last twelve months, thousands over the last ten years, and they have done exceptionally well in new-hire training.
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From Students to First Officers in Two Years

In early August, I wrote about three close friends who did their flight training with ATP and then went on to instruct for us together at our Daytona Beach Flight Training Center. Sherry Shoemake, Louis Valasquez and Vince Viorde were hired at the same time by Republic Airlines through Republic’s Pipeline Program with ATP. All three then went to Indianapolis together to begin new-hire training so they can fly the new Embraer E175’s that Republic is acquiring.
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