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.
- 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.