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Old 06-26-2022, 07:05 PM
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And the OP was asking about practical exams, Sheppard prepares you for the knowledge test.
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Old 12-20-2022, 03:33 PM
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Just wanted to contribute since I read the forums often and it has given me some insight of what to expect as I make the jump from the military. I recently completed my ATP Practical training and Checkride at VSL (https://vsl.aero) in Russellville, AR. Training was very straight forward and their website provides all the study info youíll need to be successful (one of the more detailed websites pertaining to ATP Practical and Multi engine transition training). Ground training in the morning then flights right after. Flights were in their Travel Air with G5/Garmin 530 avionics. I was paired up with another Military ATP pilot and we took turns flying with the instructor. After each flight we would switch to the back seat which reinforced what we just learned. Lunch is provided daily from different local restaurants. Good instruction and excellent experience overall.
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Just wanted to contribute since I read the forums often and it has given me some insight of what to expect as I make the jump from the military. I recently completed my ATP Practical training and Checkride at VSL (https://vsl.aero) in Russellville, AR. Training was very straight forward and their website provides all the study info youíll need to be successful (one of the more detailed websites pertaining to ATP Practical and Multi engine transition training). Ground training in the morning then flights right after. Flights were in their Travel Air with G5/Garmin 530 avionics. I was paired up with another Military ATP pilot and we took turns flying with the instructor. After each flight we would switch to the back seat which reinforced what we just learned. Lunch is provided daily from different local restaurants. Good instruction and excellent experience overall.
What was the duration of the training? Number of flights? tia
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What was the duration of the training? Number of flights? tia
forgtot to ask about the cost as well.
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forgtot to ask about the cost as well.
Itís a 5 day course but maybe shorter based on your flight proficiency and ATP studies (ACS knowledge, BE95 limitations and systems). Took me 4 flights in 3 days to include the practical. It was just under $4,300 including the DPE.
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Itís a 5 day course but maybe shorter based on your flight proficiency and ATP studies (ACS knowledge, BE95 limitations and systems). Took me 4 flights in 3 days to include the practical. It was just under $4,300 including the DPE.
That's a really good deal. Did they have bunks or did you need a local hotel?
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Originally Posted by intrim View Post
Just wanted to contribute since I read the forums often and it has given me some insight of what to expect as I make the jump from the military. I recently completed my ATP Practical training and Checkride at VSL (https://vsl.aero) in Russellville, AR. Training was very straight forward and their website provides all the study info youíll need to be successful (one of the more detailed websites pertaining to ATP Practical and Multi engine transition training). Ground training in the morning then flights right after. Flights were in their Travel Air with G5/Garmin 530 avionics. I was paired up with another Military ATP pilot and we took turns flying with the instructor. After each flight we would switch to the back seat which reinforced what we just learned. Lunch is provided daily from different local restaurants. Good instruction and excellent experience overall.
VSL aero moved their training program to "In the Pattern" at the Denton TX airport. They use the same DPEs from VSL aero.
I just finished the program. It took 4 days, i had three prep flights in a Piper Aztec and then the checkride. Instructors were top notch. DPE was from an Air Force background. Recommend the program, especially if you are from a Mil background.
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