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The Airline Transport Pilot Rating is the highest rating you can achieve as a pilot. The average ATP rated pilot earns more over their career than a pilot who does not have the rating. Significant experience outside of your initial training will be needed before pursuing this rating.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be at least 23 years of age.
  • Must hold a first-class medical prior to training.
  • Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language.
  • Hold a commercial pilot certificate with an instrument rating
  • 1,500 hours of total time as a pilot that includes at least:
    • 50 hours of flight time in the class of airplane for the rating sought.
    • 500 hours of cross-country flight time.
    • 100 hours of night flight time
    • 250 hours of flight time in an airplane as pilot in command, which includes at least 100 hours of Cross Country and 25 hours of night.
    • 75 hours of instrument flight time in actual or simulated instrument meteorological conditions, of which at least 50 hours are obtained in flight.
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