Civilian ATP Course

$7,695.00 (4 – 5 days)

Minimum previous experience requirements are 1,500 hours total flight time (Restricted ATP minimums are 750 hours total time), 500 hours cross country (Restricted ATP cross country minimums are 200 hours), 75 hours instrument and 100 hours night. You must have passed the ATP written exam within the past 24 months, and you must meet all the requirements of FAR 61.153 & 61.159 to be eligible for the ATP rating. The course is programmed to be completed within 4 days.  All training materials provided by AFTC.


The course pricing does not include the examiner fee (typically $800 – $850).

The course includes extra flight and ground time to ensure that AFTC candidates pass their check rides.  The program includes up to 7.5 hours of flight training over 2 days.

Ground Training

AMEL Piston Aircraft Ground Training
Home study segment: 10 hours
Ground training segment: 16 – 20 hours

In all cases the objective of training is to train to proficiency. The above programmed times are minimums. Upon completion of the home study segment and arrival at class, each student will be ready to enter the ground training segment. At the end of the ground training curriculum segment, the crew member will be able to locate, identify, and operate all aircraft systems. Additionally, the crew member will be able to demonstrate knowledge of aircraft performance, as well as systems and aircraft limitations. The applicant will be capable of satisfactorily completing the equipment examination portion of the practical test, at the end of this segment.

Flight Training

Programmed Flight Training

Simulator: 2 – 4 hours
Training flights: 2 to 3 flights; 7.5 hours total time in aircraft prior to check ride.
Flight Check: 2.5 hours

The objective of flight training is to provide an opportunity for a flight crew member to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to perform to a desired standard. The opportunity provides for demonstration, instruction, and practice of maneuvers and procedures (training events) pertinent to a particular aircraft and Pilot in Command position.

At the end of the flight training curriculum, the flight crew member will be able to operate the aircraft and perform the duties and responsibilities of pilot in command to the Airline Transport Pilot practical test standards. Successful completion of flight training is validated by appropriate testing and checking.