Woodreau From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 890 posts, RR: 7 Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1535 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
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.
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Jhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6195 posts, RR: 13 Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1529 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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Jetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1481 times:
No one pays for the 1500 hours required for the ATP. That's what a CFI is for.
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.