The Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP-CTP) has been a training requirement for pilots wishing to qualify for the FAA Airline Transport Pilot Exam, since 2014.
Requirements include having 1,500 flight hours before applying for an ATP certificate. This is a combination of 500 hours of cross-country time, 100 hours of night flight, 50 hours in the type of airplane for the rating, 75 hours of instrument time, and 250 hours of time as pilot in command (PIC), and more, unless otherwise exempt.
The course can take as little as seven (7) days in a combination of classroom and simulator time. The classes are offered twice a month basis at Sanford and Miami locations.
Course Breakdown & Core Academic Subjects
The ATP-CTP Course Includes:
- 30 Hours Classroom Instruction
- 4 Hours of Training in Fixed Based Simulator
- 6 Hours of Training in Full Motion Flight Simulator
- Program can be completed in maximum 7 days
Core Academic Course Subjects:
- Air Carrier Operations
- Leadership Development
- Crew Resource Management (CRM)
- Multi-Crew Environment Safety Operations
This core curriculum is the approved course of training which leads to a type rating in the B737 aircraft and is also the approved course of training for pilots who meet the Air Transport Pilot (ATP) requirements of 14 CFR Part 61 to obtain an ATP certificate. Trainees must successfully complete the applicable B737-NG Ground Training curriculum segments, before proceeding to the Flight Training curriculum segments.
Trainee must have been serving as a B737-NG active crew member within the last 59 months, with a minimum of 250 hours in type, hold a Commercial Pilot Certificate with Multi-Engine Land and Instrument Rating.
If the applicant is seeking only an Airline Transport Pilot certificate, he/she must be the holder of a Commercial Pilot certificate with Multiengine Land and Instrument ratings, and an unrestricted B737 type rating.
In addition to the above prerequisites the trainee must also meet the following regulatory requirements, as appropriate:
- 61.35 KNOWLEDGE TEST: PREREQUISITES AND PASSING GRADES
- 61.39 PREREQUISITES FOR THE PRACTICAL TEST
- 61.63 ADDITIONAL AIRCRAFT RATINGS
- 61.64 USE OF A FLIGHT SIMULATOR AND FLIGHT TRAINING DEVICE.
- 61.153 ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
- 61.157 FLIGHT PROFICIENCY
- 61.159 AERONAUTICAL EXPERIENCE
- 61.160 AERONAUTICAL EXPERIENCE – AIRPLANE CATEGORY RESTRICTED PRIVILEGES
- Holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate and meets:
- 61.165 ADDITIONAL AIRCRAFT CATEGORY AND CLASS RATINGS, as appropriate.
Curriculum Segments and Hourly Breakdown:
|AB737-NG INITIAL TRAINING CURRICULUM PILOT IN COMMAND (PIC)
|AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS TRAINING
(Distance Learning or On-Site) *
|GENERAL OPERATIONAL SUBJECTS
PREFLIGHT INSPECTION TRAINING
|REVIEW & EXAMINATION
|TOTAL GROUND SCHOOL
|SIMULATOR PRACTICAL TEST
NSTR: No Specific Time Required.
The student MUST achieve a minimum passing grade of 80%, corrected to 100%.
- If the student selects the Distance Learning option, he/she will be required to take a Validation Test prior to continuing with the course curriculum.
If student’s test score is less than 80%, then he/she will be retrained in the substandard areas, and a subsequent reexamination will be accomplished using a random test generator.
The above training and testing must be satisfactorily completed before student may continue with the training curriculum.
- A 2-hour LOFT is required for Initial Certification or additional Rating if all training and testing is accomplished in a Level C or D simulator.