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yeeeyeee
09-03-2018, 05:02 PM
I am starting class and the atp/ctp course within the next month. What should I be doing beforehand? I just got all my paperwork submitted on SkyWest Online, got my medical appointment scheduled, and just purchased Sheppard Air for the ATP written. What else should I/can I be doing?

Anyone know of a list of what to pack for training? Iíve read the SKW welcome packet regarding required paperwork to bring, but thatís it.


ImPilot I Fly
09-03-2018, 05:27 PM
Spend time with family and friends. Take a trip. Go get drunk, if you're into that. Play golf. Visit family again. Spend some more time with friends.

yeeeyeee
09-03-2018, 05:45 PM
Spend time with family and friends. Take a trip. Go get drunk, if you're into that. Play golf. Visit family again. Spend some more time with friends.

Gotta bottle of makers mark bourbon sitting right next to me. Time to break the wax I suppose


NorCal Dude
09-06-2018, 05:34 PM
I started the CTP-ATP course in August so my perspective is recent.
Shepherd Air -- try to be around step 3 when the CTP course starts. If you can get your hands on the Limits and Memory items, having those down cold would help out when you are in Systems. Lots of homework and flow memorization and having that down before would be very beneficial. The company is pretty tight about access to documents / manuals so even when you are in the CTP-ATP course you will not have access. You will be a real employee (not greyed out on the portal) when you start INDOC. After INDOC they give you 4 days to do 32 + CBTs on aircraft systems. You will start off trying to really learn the stuff then you will be 4 hours into your first hard CBT (like electrical) and realize that pace won't work. I marked several I want to go back and review but there really is no time. I will eventually - but after you finish those 32 you have another 11 that you have to get done by the end of Systems. The good news is if you like this stuff - it is not hard to study. Okay - got to go - good luck to you!

yeeeyeee
09-06-2018, 10:08 PM
I started the CTP-ATP course in August so my perspective is recent.
Shepherd Air -- try to be around step 3 when the CTP course starts. If you can get your hands on the Limits and Memory items, having those down cold would help out when you are in Systems. Lots of homework and flow memorization and having that down before would be very beneficial. The company is pretty tight about access to documents / manuals so even when you are in the CTP-ATP course you will not have access. You will be a real employee (not greyed out on the portal) when you start INDOC. After INDOC they give you 4 days to do 32 + CBTs on aircraft systems. You will start off trying to really learn the stuff then you will be 4 hours into your first hard CBT (like electrical) and realize that pace won't work. I marked several I want to go back and review but there really is no time. I will eventually - but after you finish those 32 you have another 11 that you have to get done by the end of Systems. The good news is if you like this stuff - it is not hard to study. Okay - got to go - good luck to you!

do you know how long the wait is for sims?

threeighteen
09-06-2018, 11:11 PM
do you know how long the wait is for sims?

after indoc? they're almost the next day, almost never more than one week from the end of indoc. this isn't like piedmont or transtates where training takes 3-6 months.

GearUpHeadDown
09-06-2018, 11:59 PM
Random question about upgrade class dates... can you defer to the next class?

chitolin
09-09-2018, 05:06 AM
Random question about upgrade class dates... can you defer to the next class?



Gotta ask V


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yeeeyeee
09-10-2018, 04:10 PM
Anyone have a packing list? I have no idea what to bring besides the required documents and paperwork, all of which Iíve made copies of. This will be my 4th time on an airline (I rarely fly commercial). I start next Monday with the CTP course

hawk21
09-10-2018, 04:32 PM
Anyone have a packing list? I have no idea what to bring besides the required documents and paperwork, all of which Iíve made copies of. This will be my 4th time on an airline (I rarely fly commercial). I start next Monday with the CTP course


Business casual clothes for all days in class or sims. Comfortable clothes for everything else. I brought my laptop. Maybe bring something to connect to the TV so you can watch Netflix on the weekends and chill.

yeeeyeee
09-10-2018, 05:54 PM
Business casual clothes for all days in class or sims. Comfortable clothes for everything else. I brought my laptop. Maybe bring something to connect to the TV so you can watch Netflix on the weekends and chill.

Do you have time to go explore the city and mountains during the weekends? Or is the majority of the time spent studying?

rswitz
09-10-2018, 06:33 PM
Do you have time to go explore the city and mountains during the weekends? Or is the majority of the time spent studying?

I took day trips into the mountains a couple times when I had a day off. I live in Denver so I had my truck. Apparently one guy rented a car.

I recommend it, if you have the means. Was a nice way to briefly detach from the monotony of the training environment.

If you do go, I recommend driving out to Idaho Springs. 1.5 hour drive west on I70. Tons of things to see.

It's easy to forget the world around you during 121 training. I think it helped me keep a level head.

threeighteen
09-10-2018, 08:15 PM
Do you have time to go explore the city and mountains during the weekends? Or is the majority of the time spent studying?

you'll have time to go explore, highly recommend it. You need to study hard but you also need to take a break or two here and there.

yeeeyeee
09-11-2018, 12:48 PM
When do you guys usually get the flight information to the CTP course? I start Monday but no emails regarding flights.