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Old 04-19-2010, 11:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm an aspiring pilot looking to start my training. I've spent a lot of time lurking on this forum reading posts. I'm interested in attending ATP's flight school in San Diego, CA. Has anyone attended there? Can you give me a review of ATP? Should I consider it or look for something else? I want to eventually get my Airline Transport Pilot certification. Thanks ahead for the help.
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Old 04-20-2010, 12:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Anyone have any answers? Can I hear from any ATP students/graduates?
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Old 04-20-2010, 01:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ATP is a specialized school. It is best suited to those who are highly strapped for time and do not wish to learn in the traditional way. You also need to be highly motivated; meaning, you need to teach yourself a lot of what you need to know. They will not spend a lot of time teaching you academic stuff. The flight training is geared towards what is required by the PTS and nothing else. They are training you towards a checkride with a handpicked examiner.

You stated that your goal is to acquire an Airline Transport Pilot license. Bear in mind that there are many, many minimum requirements that need to be met. ATP will not get you there from scratch, although years down the road many choose to return to ATP to get their ATP license.
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Old 04-20-2010, 04:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you've spent a lot of time on here, you should know the answer. It hasn't changed...
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Pointless reply considering he joined in April of 2010
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Old 04-21-2010, 02:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies guys. Another question, Is ATP approved as a Part 141 school?
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Pointless reply considering he joined in April of 2010
He may have just joined but in the OP he admits to being a long time lurker. Just saying
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
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ATP is part 61 and I wouldnt waste your time or your money with them
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Thanks for the replies guys. Another question, Is ATP approved as a Part 141 school?
I believe one or two of their facilities are 141 approved for VA programs.
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Pointless reply considering he joined in April of 2010
Second sentence of his first post on this thread. "I've spent a lot of time lurking on this forum reading posts." You can read before joining you know. Thanks for playing.
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