Flight Training International offers many courses to meet your advanced flight training needs. Many of the following courses can even be combined for cost and time savings!

Airbus CCQ Programs
Differences Training
RVSM Training
CAT II/III Certification
RNAV RNP (AR)
PRM

ATP-CTP

Flight Training International is one of the few private schools authorized to deliver the Airline Transport Pilot – Certification Training Program. The ATP-CTP is a prerequisite to taking the ATP Knowledge Test (ATP Written). It includes training in: aerodynamics, automation, adverse weather conditions, air carrier operations, transport airplane performance, and professionalism and leadership development. This training program imparts conceptual knowledge through academics and consolidates that knowledge with the use of state-of-the-art simulator training in both fixed-base and full flight simulators.

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ATP Rating

The ATP (Airline Transport Pilot) Rating Course allows qualified pilots to obtain an unrestricted FAA ATP Rating.  If you want to fly it, why not train in it?!! FTI is authorized to deliver the ATP course in the A-320, B-737, and B-757 simulators.  A medical is NOT required to complete the ATP Practical Test/Checkride in a simulator.  NOTE: this course does not result in a Type Rating.

ATP – Long Course (this course was designed for pilots with complex airplane experience such as U.S. military pilots or Corporate Pilots)

  • 8 Hr Ground Instruction
  • 4 Hr FBS (4 hours paired with 2 hours left seat/2 hours right seat; 2 hours solo)
  • 8 Hr Full Motion Simulator (8 hours paired with 4 hours left seat/4 hours right seat; 4 hours solo)
  • Oral examination
  • 5 Hr Checkride (5 hours paired with 2.5 hours left seat/2 hours right seat; 3 hours solo)

ATP – Short Course (this course is for pilots with previous A-320, B-737, or B-757 flight experience)

  • 4 Hr Ground Instruction
  • 2 Hr Full Motion Simulator (4 hours paired with 2 hours left seat/2 hours right seat; 2 hours solo)
  • Oral examination
  • 5 Hr Checkride (5 hours paired with 2.5 hours left seat/2.5 hours right seat; 3 hours solo)

ATP Restricted Course

Flight Training International is approved to issue Restricted ATPs.

General R-ATP Requirements:

  • Certificate Requirements
    • Military competency or
    • Commercial pilot certificate with instrument rating
    • Foreign commercial pilot certificate with instrument privileges from an ISAO member nation
  • 21 years of age
  • ATP-CTP training complete
  • ATP Knowledge Test (written) completed
  • FAA commercial with multi-engine and instrument rating

See the CFR sections below for a more detailed summary of hours required.  For the full text of 14 CFR 61.160 visit www.ecfr.gov

Military-Trained (61.160(a))

In accordance with § 61.160(a), a U.S. military pilot or former U.S. military pilot, who has not been removed from flying status for lack of proficiency or because of a disciplinary action involving aircraft operations, may apply for an ATP Certificate with an airplane category multiengine class rating or an ATP Certificate concurrently with an airplane type rating with a minimum of 750 hours of total time as a pilot, if the pilot presents:

a) Eligibility requirements listed in § 61.153;
b) Aeronautical knowledge requirements listed in § 61.155;
c) Aeronautical experience requirements listed in § 61.160;

a. 750 hours total multi-engine time
b. 200 hours cross country

d) An official Form DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, indicating that the person was honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces, or an official U.S. Armed Forces record that shows the pilot is currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces; and
e) An official U.S. Armed Forces record that shows the person graduated from a U.S. Armed Forces undergraduate pilot training school and received a rating qualification as a military pilot.

Bachelor’s Degree Graduate with Aviation Major (61.160(b))

In accordance with § 61.160(b) or (d), a graduate with a bachelor’s degree in an aviation major received from an institution of higher education, as defined in § 61.1, that has been issued a letter of authorization (LOA) by General Aviation and Commercial Division (AFS-800) (refer to the current edition of AC 61-139, Institution of Higher Education’s Application for Authority to Certify its Graduates for an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with Reduced Aeronautical Experience) under § 61.169 is eligible to apply for a restricted privileges ATP Certificate with an airplane category multiengine class rating, or an ATP Certificate concurrently with an airplane type rating with the following minimum qualifications:

a) Eligibility requirements listed in § 61.153 – General Requirements for ATP;
b) Aeronautical knowledge requirements listed in § 61.155 – ATP Knowledge Test;
c) The graduate satisfies the applicable aeronautical experience requirements listed in § 61.160- Restricted ATP; and

a. 1,000 hours of total time
b. 200 hours of cross country time

d) The applicant presents at the time of application an official transcript or other authorized document approved by the Administrator from the institution of higher education certifying all of the requirements have been met, as described in § 61.160.

NOTE: If the applicant is qualifying under § 61.160(b), the minimum total time as a pilot is 1,000 hours. If the applicant is qualifying under § 61.160(d), the minimum total time as a pilot is 1,250 hours.

Associate’s Degree Graduates with Aviation Major (61.160(c))

In accordance with § 61.160(c), a graduate with an associate’s degree in an aviation major received from an institution of higher education, as defined in § 61.1, that has been issued an LOA by AFS-800 (refer to AC 61-139) under § 61.169 is eligible to apply for a restricted privileges ATP Certificate with an airplane category multiengine class rating, or an ATP Certificate concurrently with an airplane type rating with the following minimum qualifications:

a) Eligibility requirements listed in § 61.153;
b) Aeronautical knowledge requirements listed in § 61.155;
c) The graduate satisfies the applicable aeronautical experience requirements listed in § 61.160; and

a. 1,250 hours total time
b. 200 hours of cross country time

d) The applicant presents at the time of application an official transcript or other authorized document approved by the Administrator from the institution of higher education certifying all of the requirements have been met, as described in § 61.160.

NOTE: If the applicant is qualifying under § 61.160(c), the minimum total time as a pilot is 1,250 hours

Pilots with 1,500 Hours Total Time

In accordance with § 61.160(f), a person who has 1,500 hours total time as a pilot and 200 hours of cross country time is eligible to apply for a restricted privileges ATP Certificate with an airplane category multi-engine class rating, or an ATP Certificate concurrently with an airplane type rating with the following minimum qualifications:

a) Eligibility requirements listed in § 61.153;
b) Aeronautical knowledge requirements listed in § 61.155; and
c) Aeronautical experience requirements listed in § 61.160.

All the same enrollment forms are required for both the Restricted and Unrestricted ATP.  The only difference is that for the restricted ATP, there is an additional requirement for the completion of the Military Competency section (II. B.) on the 8710 application.  The Temporary Airman Certificate will have the following restrictions:

“Restricted in accordance with 14 CFR 61.167.” And “Holder does not meet the pilot-in-command aeronautical experience requirements of ICAO.”


Airbus CCQ Course

The term CROSS CREW QUALIFICATION (CCQ) refers to a reduced type rating transition course that gives credit for the technical similarities and common operational and handling procedures.  Pilots with more than 300 hours in the A320, A330, or A340 are typically eligible for a reduced training footprint when adding another Airbus Type Rating.

A320 to A330 CCQ Course – Miami

Course Requirements:

  • A-320 Type Rating
  • 300 Hours in the A-320
  • Currently Flying the A-320 OR have a Current Proficiency Check in it

Course Footprint

  • 40 Hr Home Study with Manuals
  • 8 Hr Ground Instruction
  • 4 Hr Full Motion Simulator (8 Hr if paired, 4 hours left seat/4 hours right seat)
  • 2.5 Hr Simulator Checkride (5 Hr if paired)

Airline Interview Preparation – Simulator Orientation

Many airlines will require simulator assessment of a pilot’s flying skills as part of the hiring process.  FTI offers custom courses designed to familiarize pilots with this often intimidating event.  FTI can also tailor a session to a specific company and profile.  FTI’s interview simulator preparation includes:

  • Instructor led system review
  • Simulator familiarization/orientation
  • Simulator maneuver refresher
  • Simulator profile practice (typical interview profile or custom profile provided by the applicant)
  • FTI also recommend conducting a practice interview with Marshall-Cage consulting.

An interview at a major air carrier is a onceinalifetime opportunity.  And make no mistake: airlines can tell if you have come prepared.  Don’t blow it!  Let FTI train you to perform like the professional the majors are looking to hire!  We offer interview simulator preparation at all our locations.  Call an associate today to reserve your sim time!

When was the last time you interviewed for a flying job?  How sure are you that your best ‘tell me a time when…’ story will show you in your best light? For the crucial Question/Answer portion of your interview, there are numerous companies that provide  practice interviews.  FTI recommends Cage Marshall Consulting.  Follow the link and give them a call to ensure your most polished, well-rounded interview performance!


Airline Interview Preparation – Technical Skills

Like simulator assessments, many airlines also require a technical skills assessment as part of their interview process.  To help pilots prepare for this portion of the interview, FTI offers  a personalized, 2 hour course with no more than 5 participants per class.  This material-packed session covers topics such as: CRM exercises, call outs, preflight planning, takeoffs, approaches, missed approach profiles, diverting, and in-flight anomalies.

Instructors for this class are all current and/or recently-retired majors and Airline Pilot Instructors.

Make yourself shine with every bit of knowledge the major airlines expect in their new-hires!  Call an associate today to get into one of our classes!