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An Airline Pilot Success Story

At a flight school with the name of ATP you would expect to find a lot of airline pilots and there are a lot of them here. Airline pilots past, present and future are all here working hard to send new pilots to the airline industry. One of the great pleasures of working here is watching students successfully become pilots and go on to fly for the airlines. One of those success stories is Chris Carey, who began flight training in the Airline Career Pilot Program at ATP in 2003 and is now a Captain flying the Airbus A320 for a major airline. Chris is also working to bring new talent into the airline industry by mentoring people interested in flying for the airlines at www.airlinepilot.life. Chris shares the story of Jordan Lascomb who is taking a similar journey. Continue reading

A New Flying Career Begins at ATP

The global shortage of airline pilots has created opportunities for career-oriented people to successfully begin a career flying for the airlines in the U.S. We at ATP have been working hard to help interested people achieve those career goals and have seen countless success stories such as the story of Robert Norris. Robert is the latest addition to ATP’s Instructor Corp and is months away from a job flying an airliner. Robert began by asking for advice from mentors who are ATP Airline Career Pilot Program graduates who are now flying for the airlines. Chris Carey is one of those graduates now helping bring new pilots to the airline industry and he tells Robert’s story. Continue reading

Airline Pilot Hiring Update

Airlines in the United States continue to hire new pilots at a pace that hasn’t been seen for decades, if ever. FAPA.aero is a career and financial advisory service for professional pilots that tracks hiring at the airlines. These figures show the number of career opportunities available that have been realized in the second quarter of this year, as well as year-to-date hiring figures. Continue reading

Airline Pilot Hiring Climbs During First Quarter of 2017

The pilot shortage that the airlines are struggling with has been the subject of many studies and has prompted many calls for action to fix the problem before it throttles the airline industry. The subject that is also increasingly talked about these days is the opportunity the shortage is creating for thousands of people to start careers flying for the airlines in the US and across the globe. Continue reading

FAA Reports U.S. Pilot Numbers Tumbling

Adding to the concerns focusing on the current shortage of airline pilots, the FAA has reported that the number of pilots attempting to earn an Airline Transport Pilot rating is projected to drop by over 50% between 2016 and 2017. They also report that less than half of the Commercial Multi-Engine Certificates issued last year went to US pilots while the balance went to foreign nationals with no intention of flying for the airlines in the United States. Continue reading