ATP has grown from a single flight training center to one of the world’s largest flight training providers over the last 30+ years that we have been in business. We have enjoyed this success due to several factors, none of which are more important than the hard working professionals who work at ATP from the very top on down. This commitment to excellence made by every one of us makes us very proud when one of our own is recognized for the hard work and talent required to be successful in the flight training business. Continue reading
Envoy Air has joined airlines participating in ATP’s Tuition Reimbursement Program which provides up to $11,000 of the cost of flight training with ATP. In return, ATP students and instructors participating in the program with Envoy will commit to flying with Envoy after they have completed flight-training and gaining experience at ATP. Continue reading
Researchers recently published a study titled “Flying Into Your Perfect Career: Why Millennial Pilots are Positioned for Success”. The study illustrates that many of the same skill-sets sought-after by Fortune 500 companies are the same skill-sets taught and learned in aviation settings such as ATP’s. Continue reading
As the Director of ATP’s Regional Jet Program I have the opportunity to assist people who are in various stages of their aviation career, and who need a little help achieving their career goals. In the last post, I shared Part One of Jason Hallenborg’s story that he titled, “To the Airline Pilots of Tomorrow”, and this is Part Two. Continue reading
ATP’s recruiting partner Compass Airlines has joined ATP’s Tuition Reimbursement Program as a sponsoring airline. The Tuition Reimbursement Program provides up to $11,000 be paid toward an ATP graduate’s and flight instructor’s flight training costs by Compass Airlines. The ATP graduate then agrees to fly for Compass when the pilot reaches 1500 hours of flight experience. Continue reading
ATP Alumni fly for every airline in this country, as well as many airlines around the world. Because they share some common elements they stay connected with each other as well as those of us here who helped them get started. Dustin Means is a good example of the type of pilot and person who graduates from ATP and goes on to a rewarding career as an airline pilot. Dustin has stayed in touch with us here and recently sent us some good news about an upgrade that we would like to share:
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.
Mesa Airlines flew their newest EJet to Phoenix’s Mesa-Gateway Airport to visit ATP’s Flight Training Center there and let our Instructors and Students check out the plane that they will begin flying for United Airlines soon.
This month’s edition of Plane and Pilot magazine contains an excellent article on the best Multi-engine trainer in the business, the Piper Seminole. The article highlights the history of the Seminole as well as its value to the Flight-training Industry. Since ATP has the largest fleet of Seminoles in the world, the article talks about ATP and its use of the Seminole and I would like to share part of it with you: