ATP Flight School, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, is the largest flight training company in the United States. The privately held company was founded in Atlanta, GA by its current management, a small group of airline pilots, in 1984. ATP’s initial focus was providing flight training to U.S. military pilots who were seeking their Airline Transport Pilot Certificates to transition over to commercial air carrier operations. Maintaining a focus on professional flight training, ATP later expanded its course offerings to include ab-initio training programs for both domestic and international students, seeking a career in commercial aviation.
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ATP Flight School has 39 (as of August 2015) locations throughout the United States.Atlanta (FFC - Atlanta Regional Airport)
Atlanta (RYY - Cobb County Airport)
Atlanta (PDK - Peachtree Dekalb Airport)
Atlanta (LZU - Gwinnett County Airport, Briscoe Field)
Bowling Green (BWG - Warren County Airport)
Carlsbad (CRQ - McClellan-Palomar Airport)
Charlotte (JQF - Concord Regional Airport)
Chicago (DPA - Dupage Airport)
Dallas - Addison (ADS - Addison)
Dallas - Arlington (GKY - Arlington Municipal Airport)
Dallas - (TKI - McKinney National Airport)
Daytona Beach (DAB - Daytona Beach International Airport)
Denver (APA - Centennial Airport)
Ft. Lauderdale (FXE - Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport)
Houston (DWH - Hooks Airport)
Houston (AXH - Houston Southwest Airport)
Jacksonville (CRG - Craig Airport)
Las Vegas (VGT - North Las Vegas Airport)
Long Beach (LGB - Long Beach/Daugherty Field)
Long Island (ISP - MacArthur Airport)
Louisville (JVY - Clark Regional Airport)
Morristown (MMU - Morristown Municipal Airport)
Oakland (HWD - Hayward Executive Airport)
Ogden (OGD - Ogden-Hinckley Airport)
Mesa (IWA - Phoenix Gateway Airport)
Nashville (MQY - Smyrna Airport)
Raleigh-Durham (RDU - Raleigh-Durham International Airport)
Richmond (RIC - Richmond International Airport)
Riverside (RAL - Riverside Airport)
Sacramento (SAC - Sacramento Executive Airport)
San Diego (CRQ - McClellan–Palomar Airport)
San Diego (MYF - Montgomery Field)
Scottsdale (SDL - Scottsdale Airport)
Tampa (PIE - St Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport)
Tacoma (TIW - Tacoma Narrows Airport)
Trenton (TTN - Trenton Mercer County Airport)
Tulsa (RVS - Richard Lloyd Jones Jr. Airport)
ATP operates their programs with a fixed-cost, fixed timeframe training model, with an emphasis on multi-engine flight experience. ATP offers training programs for most all fixed-wing FAA pilot certificates and ratings. Other programs offered include regional jet training, which utilize CRJ-200 flight-training devices (FTD). This Regional Jet Standards Certification program was endorsed by American Eagle Airlines in 2010.
ATP Flight School is also partnered with Arizona State University, and is the flight provider for its Professional Flight bachelor's degree program, based out of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport facility. Aircraft used for the contract are painted in a special livery featuring the ASU logo and pitchfork.
ATP Flight School has the largest multi-engine training fleet in the world, consisting exclusively of Piper Seminoles, with the exception of one Cessna CE-525 CitationJet. A mix of Diamond DA40-180 Diamond Stars and Cessna CE-172 Skyhawks make up their single-engine fleet, the majority going to the latter.
In 2006, ATP Flight School placed an order for a fleet of 20 Diamond D-JETs and 5 Diamond flight-training devices (FTD). Under this same agreement, Diamond Aircraft reached a partnership with ATP, in which the flight school will provide factory-approved initial type ratings and recurrent training for the very light jet.
Piper Aircraft Inc. and ATP jointly made an announcement at the 2011 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Annual Meeting and Convention for the sale of 30 new Piper Seminoles – a total retail value of $18 million. All of the new airplanes under the agreement are to be equipped with Garmin’s G500 glass cockpit avionics suite.
ATP Flight School has hiring relationships with 10 U.S. based regional airlines, including ExpressJet, Endeavor Air, and PSA Airlines. These relationships and alliances are based on letters of understanding, or letters of agreement. While these letters vary between air carriers, in general they bestow reduced hiring minimums for graduates of ATP.