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Airline Transport Certificate

The Airline Transport Pilot Certificate is the highest certification issued by the FAA. The ATP rating is for those who wish to make a life long career of aviation. Think of an ATP like a PhD level of education in aeronautics, aviation law, physiology, aeromedical factors, meteorology and aerodynamics. This is a required step in becoming an airline pilot, a turbine corporate pilot, turbine charter pilot and most flying jobs where you may operate "heavy" aircraft.

Eligibility Requirements​

  • Be at least 23 years old

  • Currently have at least a Fixed Wing Private Pilot License

  • Hold at least a current FAA First Class Medical Certificate

  • If certified in the US, hold at least a Commercial Pilot Certificate with an Instrument Rating; or, a foreign ATP or Commercial Pilot Certificate with an Instrument Rating, without limitations, subject to background check

  • Obtain a minimum of 1,500 hours of total flight time, including at least 500 hours of cross-country flight time, 100 hours of night flight time or 75 hours + 45 full-stop landings at night

  • Obtain 75 hours of instrument flight time, or 50 hours + 25 hours in a simulator

  • Pass FAA written test (knowledge exam) and checkride (practical test)

Pricing Information 

American Aviation provides a multitude of pricing options for the Instrument Rating.

1. Block Time - Purchase 10 hours of flight instruction and get an extra hour for free!

2. Pay As You Go

3. Packages - American Aviation provides training  for the ATP Certificate.  This package is put together for each student.  Call for an appointment or talk with your instructor, 

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