Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP CTP)
As of August 1, 2014, all pilots seeking an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate with multi-engine privileges are first required to complete an FAA-approved ATP – CTP training curriculum before taking the ATP knowledge test. Upon graduation from this course, the pilot will then be eligibility to take the ATP written exam.
The ATP-CTP course must include at least 30 hours of classroom instruction and at least 10 hours of simulator training – of which a minimum of 6 hours must be done in a level C or higher full flight simulator.
In preparing pilot to obtain the FAA’s highest certificate, the training will cover aerodynamics, automation, adverse weather conditions, air carrier operations, transport airplane performance, professionalism, leadership and development.
The FAA goal for this requirement is to increase safety, which includes completion of the ATP-CTP course, increased flight experience, passing the ATP written exam and passing the ATP practical oral and flight test.
Flight Training International is in the final stages of receiving approval from the FAA to provide instruction for pilots seeking an ATP CTP certificate which will meet or exceed the requirements set forth in FAA 14 CFR 61.156.