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Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Certificate

Air Transport Pilot (ATP) Certificate Requirements

Our ATP training program uses the Piper Twin Comanche aircraft and consists of a minimum of five hours of ground instruction and three hours of flight training. ATP certificate requirements are as follows:

  1. Be at least 23 years of age; be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language; be of good moral character.
  2. Meet at least one of the following:
    • Hold at least a commercial pilot certificate and an instrument rating.
    • Meet the military experience requirements (listed in FAR 61.73) to qualify for a commercial pilot certificate and an instrument rating.
    • Hold either a foreign ATP or a foreign commercial pilot license and an instrument rating, without limitations, issued by a member nation of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
  3. Hold at least a current FAA third-class medical certificate. Later, if your flying requires an ATP certificate, you must hold a first-class medical certificate.
  4. Receive and log ground training from an authorized instructor, or complete a home-study course (such as studying Airline Transport Pilot FAA Knowledge Test and Aviation Weather and Weather Services) on topics listed in FAR 61.155.
  5. Pass a pilot knowledge test with a score of 70% or better.
  6. Accumulate flight experience as listed in FAR 61.159, which includes logging at least 1,500 hours.
  7. Successfully complete the ATP practical flight test given as a final exam by an FAA inspector or designated pilot examiner and conducted as specified in the FAA's Airline Transport Pilot and Type Rating Practical Test Standards.

For more information, call NS Aviation at (954) 964-1276 or contact us online.