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Old 06-23-2012, 02:50 PM   #41  
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There's a reason that ATP Dallas gets all the brand new planes that can't be posted on this forum. The 79's are just as fun to fly although having a 2001 or newer is nice on X-C's.


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Old 07-01-2012, 02:05 PM   #43  
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I am trying to decide where to finish up my commercial license. I can go to my local FBO where I got my private and instrument, however the program is structured to complete the commercial in the single and incorporate the multi to fill the complex and multi requirements which will give me only about 15 hours multi. Does that sound right?.
Then there is my age. Iím pushing 32 and feel that I am running out of time. So I was looking into going to ATP which will give me 115 multi for not that much more money and much faster. However the reviews I have been reading on certain ATP locations are just scary. I understand Las Vegas ATP does not have many planes thus it takes longer to complete than advertised. Does anyone have any knowledge of the Phoenix ATP? Good/Bad? Iím from Utah so I kind of wanted to stay on the western half of the country, guess it really doesnít matter though.

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My advice to you is to go to All ATPs in Jacksonville ( or anywhere ) ! I did it too back in 2004. I am 44 and still shooting toward my goal -- fly for living. Don't get discouraged with your age. You will get everything you need in short period of time in that school.
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at your age I would say to definitely go with the multi-engine time... you won't regret it
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Old 07-14-2012, 05:31 PM   #45  
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Anyone have recent experience with Richmond ATP? It's an easy drive from my location, which would save tons on airfare and hotel. Thanks!
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And if you don't have any info about Richmond ATP, but have another east-coast recommendation for ATP school or DE, that would be much appreciated. Cheers.
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Been to Richmond location twice. Not the best location but has everything you need. Busy but not busy enough to wait .6 on the groud for the airlines.
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Ray, Thanks! So I'm very new to the civilian side of flying. Did you get stuck on the ground for .6? Let me guess...you are charged for that time? Or do they write it off as the cost of doing business?
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most flight schools will charge you as soon as the engine starts running... Thats why I always try and get in the aircraft, and do my checklists on the roll. Saves time and money.
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Unfortunately you get charged. They are very specific when it comes to block time. For example for the ATP you get like 2 4 hours flights. If your instructor accidentally goes over you are charged for that flight time. I don't necessarily agree with it but at RDU you will lose .6 off your next lesson. But some guys are from there and only want to train at RDU which is why it is so small. They literally have a closet with a sim (no exaggeration). Richmond is nice although it isn't a solo location (meaning they just have an office) but you can run up and be first in line for take off almost every time.
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