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ATP CTP

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Overview

FAR 61.156 Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program

Course Information

The Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP CTP) fulfills the requirements of FAR 61.156.  It includes both ground training and flight training segments.  Upon successful completion of the ATP CTP, and once all other requirements have been met, the candidate will be eligible to take the FAA  ATP written exam.

The ground training segment bridges the gap between the knowledge of the commercial pilot and that which is expected of an ATP certificate holder, specifically in the areas of aerodynamics, automation, adverse weather conditions, turbine engines, and transport airplane performance in accordance with Advisory Circular 61-138. The pilot will become familiar with recognizing, avoiding, and recovering from errors which can occur when operating turbine-powered transport category airplanes in a complex and dynamic environment.

Prerequisites
Pilots must possess a valid Commercial Pilot Certificate, Instrument Rating and Multi-Engine Rating; or equivalent foreign license.

Notes:

  1. Simulator training is conducted in the following simulators: Atlanta, Georgia – CRJ; Houston, Texas – EMB145/Legacy, ATR72, CL601 3A/3R; Seattle, Washington – Bombardier Q400; St. Louis, Missouri – EMB 170; Tucson, Arizona – CL601 3A/3R.
  2. This course is required as a precursor to taking the FAA ATP Written examination and although it covers many of the FAA ATP Written examination topics, it is not a complete FAA ATP Written examination preparation course.
  3. Because crew coordination is required, a minimum of two attendees is required to conduct this course.
  4. This course does not result in any additional ratings or certificates.
  5. TSA requirements and conditions must be satisfied prior to the beginning of training.
  6. It is NOT recommended for students to schedule their FAA ATP written exam the same day as the course concludes.