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User currently offlineExpressJet_ERJ From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 837 posts, RR: 4
Posted (11 years 11 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2102 times:

Hi. I was just windering how much it is to get your ATP? (liscense or rating, don't know which it is) Most airlines require, or ask that you have one. Thank you!


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User currently offlineWoodreau From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1053 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 2069 times:

Well you need a minimum of 1,500 total flight hours (for airplanes / tilt-rotors) 1,200 hours for helicopters....

so you go figure  Smile

I would imagine that you don't have to pay for the absolute minimum flight hours. because after you get your commercial rating you can try to find someone who will pay you to get the rest of those hours.

So in summary, it depends.

Cheers  Smile



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User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6206 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 2063 times:

(liscense or rating, don't know which it is) Most airlines require, or ask that you have one. Thank you!

It's neither a license or rating, it's a grade of pilot certificate. Once you have the minimum experience;

1,500 hours of total time as a pilot that includes at least:
(1) 500 hours of cross-country flight time.
(2) 100 hours of night flight time.
(3) 75 hours of instrument flight time


you may, upon recommendation of a CFI, take the ATP practical test consisting of the following:

For an airplane category -- multiengine class rating:

(i) Preflight preparation;
(ii) Preflight procedures;
(iii) Takeoff and departure phase;
(iv) In-flight maneuvers;
(v) Instrument procedures;
(vi) Landings and approaches to landings;
(vii) Normal and abnormal procedures;
(viii) Emergency procedures; and
(ix) Postflight procedures.

Consult ATP Practical Test Standards for detailed standards that have to be met. Once the experience requirements are met, there are no required amound of miniumum training time to prepare yourself for the ATP test, which can be taken in conjunction with a type rating or in an aircraft which doesn't require a type rating.



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User currently offlineJetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2043 times:

I don't believe that you need a CFI recommendation for the ATP checkride. In today's competitive job market you have to have an ATP to even be considered for most jobs/

User currently offlineXFSUgimpLB41X From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4229 posts, RR: 37
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2029 times:

The catch is you have to be 23. I'll be qualified for it, passed my written...just not old enough.

Hopefully i'll still get hired in a few months, though.  Smile



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User currently offlineSkyguy11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

(quick mental math)

1500hrs * 100/hr = $150,000!!!!!

Of course in reality you'd end up better off than you started because you will have a job in aviation, etc, etc.


User currently offlineJetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 11 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2015 times:

Ed,
No one pays for the 1500 hours required for the ATP. That's what a CFI is for.

Denny,
Up until recently, a person under the age of 23 could take both the ATP written and practical tests and, upon successful completion, be issued a letter that he/she could take to his friendly local FSDO to be exchanged for an ATP certificate.

Jetguy


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