ATP-CTP Program

in 8 days including written test

Purpose of the ATP-CTP Course

On August 1, 2010, President Obama signed a bill that introduced the ATP-CTP training course. This course was designed to bridge the knowledge gap between the level of a 250-hour commercial pilot and a 1500-hour airline pilot. This knowledge gap in aviation education has proven fatal, such as the Colgan Air disaster near Buffalo in 2009. This accident sparked the FAA to mandate changes in the requirements for airline pilots. In January 2014, all United States carriers began to hire pilots with a minimum flight time of 1500 hours. These new hires were also required to hold a multi-engine airline pilot certificate, as well as having the ATP-CTP course successfully completed.

 

The ATP-CTP course is a mandatory pre-requisite in order to take the ATP written exam. This requirement only applies to multi-engine pilots. The ATP-CTP course is not required if obtaining the ATP Single Engine Certificate. Pilots that are ATP rated in foreign countries still need to complete the entire course and follow the syllabus, which is strictly regulated by the FAA under AC 61-138.

 

The cost of the written test is NOT included in our price, this is a separate provider (CATS) but we have a testing facility at our premises. You should schedule your written test using special website: https://faa.psiexams.com/faa/login. Create the account and follow instructions.

 

This course gives a commercial multi-engine pilot, who is used to flying a small airplanes or light twins, the opportunity to train to fly a passenger airliner, and potentially work for a major carrier part 121 or air operator part 135.

Special offer

We have a special offer for 2023 classes! $3,999 till end of May!

Still have questions?

Andrey Borisevich, Chief Instructor
Call us: (954) 399-6911
Email us: info@flydreams.us

Enrollment application

You can download enrollment application for your personal ATP training with ATP.Academy

What our customers say

There was a great experience! Thanks a lot for all especially for Andrey, very friendly and professional. I made ATPL test there, ATPL multi engine type and took relaxation flight around Florida, perfect!
Tapor Kuhz Great experience!
I joined SkyEagle for the ATP CTP course, I had a great experience. Cris and Dave were great and very attentive to the needs of their clients. Cris, has some of the best costumer service. If you email or call him he gets back to ASAP. Dave the instructor of the course, was great! One of the best instructors I’ve had in a long time, he’s a dying breed, you just don’t find them like him anymore. With his vast experience and knowledge of aviation, plus his amazing personality. He was able to deliver information to you in a way that doesn’t put you to sleep. Dave’s a great instructor in and out of the sim.
I would recommend SkyEagle to anyone looking to breeze through this course and actually enjoy it.
Lawrie B. I would recommend SkyEagle to anyone
Great learning experience for ATP prep, and for aviation knowledge building in general. Dave D brings his decades of diverse experience to classroom and SIM lessons, and Cris F seamlessly organizes the logistics. Together, they’ve produced a great program. Highly recommend, especially with their A320 SIM incorporated.
Jay Baker
I attended their ATP CTP course. David DeAngelo was our instructor. His real world experience and his common sense approach to the material provided a great learning experience. In addition, Cris was very helpful answering all my questions leading up and during the class.
Jay Barnes
Did my ATP CTP Course at SkyEagle Aviation Academy and my experience was terrific. Dave DeAngelo (Ground and Sim Instructor) is very knowledgable and made the training very enjoyable and definitely learned a lot from him. Great staff and great facilities. Strongly recommend it.
Kenny S.
I attended ATP-CTP at Skyeagle and received great instruction both in ground and in the sim which is an Airbus. Very much worth the money spent!
William Stiles
They work so hard to accommodate your schedule. The talented instructors are first class. I attended the ATP/CTP course. I would recommend this to anyone, they have full access to the most modern advanced simulator in the country.
Robi Jamesweathers

I completed the ATP-CTP course with SkyEagle in Jan/Feb 2020 and had a great time! The guys were extremely helpful and whenever I had any questions, they responded immediately. I would definitely recommend SkyEagle to anyone looking to do the ATP-CTP course!

Renier Kuhn, South Africa

As I fly an airline jet on a Part 121 carrier here in Brazil, the training doesn’t bring anything really new to me. Even our regulations in Brazil are really similar to the ones in the US. Still, what I really liked about the training was having both David and Musa as instructors. They have different styles and specifics they like to emphasize more, which is great. The experience they have to share is the most valuable asset for every pilot in class. For those who are not familiar with the airline world, the courseware is in great size and well structured. Oh, and by the way, Sheppard Air is the best recommendation. I got 88% on the FAA Written and I didn’t even study that much.

Guilherme Bernabe ATP-CTP class
They work so hard to accommodate your schedule. The talented instructors are first class. I attended the ATP/CTP course. I would recommend this to anyone, they have full access to the most modern advanced simulator in the country.
Robi Jamesweathers ATP-CTP class

Minimum Requirements to Complete ATP-CTP Course

 

The ATP-CTP course is a mandatory pre-requisite in order to take the ATP written exam. This requirement only applies to multi-engine pilots. The ATP-CTP course is not required if obtaining the ATP Single Engine Certificate.

Minimum enrollment requirements:

  • FAA Commercial pilot license
  • or ICAO equivalent (CPL)

 

The course includes:

  • 30 hours of ground school and
  • 4 hours of Flight Training Device
  • 6 hours of Full Flight Simulator (Level D)

 

We are using the most modern and advanced simulator A320-200 CAE XR7000, located at Fort Lauderdale International airport

The ATP-CTP course is required by candidates with a commercial pilot license to upgrade up to Airline Pilot License. Upon successful completion of the class, the candidate will receive a certificate valid forever. The results or Written Test will be valid for 5 years (60 months) at which time he is able to take the ATP checkride in airplane (light twin) or simulator (with type rating).

If you don’t have CPL license yet, but you wish to be an Airline Pilot – welcome to our flight school, www.skyeagle.aero.

Our instructors

David DeAngelo

Ground and Simulator Instructor, more than 40 years of flight experience, 10 type ratings, including A320, B747, DC-10 etc.

Scott Leach

Ground instructor, CFI / CFII / MEI, check airman. More than 6000 hours. Part 135 King Air captain.

Andrey Borisevich
Andrey Borisevich

ATP-CTP program Chief Instructor, ground and sim instructor, CFI / CFII / MEI. More than 6500 hours. A320, HondaJet, VisionJet, LJ 60 Captain.

NOTES

Foreign ATP and Commercial pilots

If you are qualified for the FAA ATP ME license base on your foreign ATP or CPL according part 61.153, you must attend an ATP-CTP course in order to take the ATP written exam. Click the link for more information about “ATP for foreign pilots“.


Written test PREP!

Note:  The ATP-CTP course is not designed to prepare you for the written test.  You may prepare yourself using software applications such as Sheppard Air or Gleim.  You may also enroll in the full ground school with ATP.Academy. Cost of Written test is NOT included on ATP-CTP tuition fee.

Upcoming Schedule

For ATP-CTP Course at SkyEagle Aviation Academy
February 2023

February 6th – 13th (LAST SEAT – $5,750)

February 20th – 27th (2 seats)

$4,999

Last available seat!

March 2023

March 6th – 13th

March 20th – 27th

$3,999

Early Bird Special Price!

April 2023

April 3rd – 10th

April 17th – 23rd

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May 2023

May 1st – 7th

May 15th – 22nd

May 29th – June 5th

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June 2023

June 5th – 12th

June 19th – 26nd

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July 2023

July 10th – 17th

July 24th – 31st

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August 2023

August 7th – 14th

August 21nd – 28th

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September 2023

September 4th – 11th

September 18th – 25th

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October 2023

October 2nd – 9th

October 16th – 23rd

October 30th – November 6th

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November 2023

November 6th – 13th

November 27th – December 4th

$3,999

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December 2023

December 4th – 11th

December 18th – 25th

$3,999

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February 2023

February 13th – 20th (2 seats)

$4,999

Last available seat!

March 2023

March 13th – 20th

$3,999

Early Bird Special Price!

April 2023

April 10th – 17th

$3,999

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May 2023

May 8th – 15th

$3,999

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June 2023

June 12th – 19th

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July 2023

July 17th – 23nd

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August 2023

August 14th – 21st

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September 2023

September 11th – 18th

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October 2023

October 9th – 16th

$3,999

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November 2023

November 13th – 20th

$3,999

December 2023

December 11th – 17th

$3,999

Early Bird Special Price!

Content and Duration / Day-to-day schedule

According to the requirements of AC 61-138, the training practice in the framework of the ATP-CTP course should be carried out in an airplane with a take-off weight of more than 40,000 pounds.

Note: The schedule below is just an example of how the ATP-CTP class is structured.   Activity dates and times are subject to change depending on simulator availability.

Ground school
30 Hours Of Academic Training
Day 1
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Aerodynamics (8 hrs)
• High Altitude Operations
• Stall Prevention and Recovery Training
• Upset Prevention and Recovery Training

Day 2
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Meteorology (2 hrs)

• Airplane Weather Detection Systems
• Air Carrier Low-Visibility Operations

Air Carrier Operations (6 hrs)

• Physiology/Fitness for Duty
• Communications
• Checklist Physiology
• Air Carrier Low-Visibility Operations
• Operational Control
• Minimum Equipment List

Day 3
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Air Carrier Operations (8 hrs)

• Ground Operations
• Turbine Engines
• Transport Airplane Performance
• Automation
• Navigation and Flightpath Warning Systems
Day 4
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

• Leadership/Professional Development (2 hrs)
• Crew Resource Management (2 hrs)
• Safety Culture (2 hrs)

Final course quiz.

Flight training
10 Hours Of SIM training

For our training, we use the Airbus 320 aircraft simulator, which comes equipped with FTD A320 Level 5 and FFS A320 Level D. You will be trained in the most sophisticated and modernized equipment, which is also used to train today’s airline pilots. Florida based Spirit Airlines is currently using the exact simulators to train all of their crew members.

Day 5
19:00 – 03:30

FTD Level 5

• Simulator session briefing
• Cockpit familiarization
• Navigation
• Automation
• Debriefing
Day 6
19:00 – 03:30

FFS Level D, full motion

• Simulator session briefing
• Runway Safety and adverse Weather
• High altitude Operations, Stalls
• Upset Prevention and Recovery
• Debriefing
Day 7
19:00 – 03:30
FFS Level D, full motion
• Simulator session briefing
• Runway Safety and adverse Weather
• High altitude Operations, Stalls
• Upset Prevention and Recovery
• Debriefing
Day 8
09:00 am – 04:00 pm

The best time for ATP written test!

F.A.Q.

1. Do I need to validate my foreign license for ATP-CTP class?

No, it's not a requirement for the course. But you need to have a Letter of Verification before your ATP checkride.

2. When next ATP-CTP class will start?

We have great news for you - our ATP-CTP classes start every Monday during the 2022/2023 years!

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