Flight Training

Fallout from the Global Pilot Shortage

The pilot shortage affecting airlines in the United States has become a problem for airline operations around the world, including our biggest and best airlines as reported on SeekingAlpha.com. FedEx has the highest paid pilots in the world but still needs to take action to deal with the fast-growing airline industry. The following news shows the opportunities made available for those willing to train for careers flying for the airlines. Continue reading

Why Take an ATP-CTP Course?

We genuinely enjoy training hundreds of pilots who pass through our ATP-CTP course at ATP-JETS every month. They all have interesting stories to tell about their journey through flight training and are excited about flying the line for their airlines. Recently one particularly interesting pilot came to ATP-JETS for ATP-CTP training before beginning his career at Envoy Air, his name is Swayne Martin. Continue reading

My Aviation Career Path was One I Had to Discover on My Own

Those of us here at ATP have had the pleasure of watching our graduates quickly move on to great jobs flying for the airlines here in the US. Occasionally I also have the pleasure of sharing one of those graduate’s story with you. Scott Weddell began his aviation career in March of 2013 when he arrived at our McClellan-Palomar Airport (KCRQ) Flight Training Center to begin flight training. Scott graduated from the Airline Career Pilot Program later in 2013 and began instructing for us at ATP at our Scottsdale, Arizona Flight Training Center. Scott was interviewed by SkyWest Airlines while he was still with ATP in 2014 and brought into the SkyWest Pathway Program. Scott shares the rest of the story with us. Continue reading

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

ATP’s Director of Training Presented the Excellence in Pilot Training Award

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