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Getting An ATP

Thu Jan 30, 2003 9:59 am

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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RE: Getting An ATP

Thu Jan 30, 2003 10:45 am

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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RE: Getting An ATP

Thu Jan 30, 2003 11:12 am

(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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RE: Getting An ATP

Thu Jan 30, 2003 11:57 am

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/
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RE: Getting An ATP

Thu Jan 30, 2003 3:18 pm

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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RE: Getting An ATP

Thu Jan 30, 2003 6:18 pm

(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.

RE: Getting An ATP

Fri Jan 31, 2003 12:25 am

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.


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