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: 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 price


We have a special offer for 2021 classes! Only $3,499 for the value of $3,999.


We have 3 rates available:


1. “Early bird” rate is available if you ready to pay in full in 2 months and more in advance. The price will be $3,499


2. “Online” rate $3,799 is available if you pay online during the registration process (PayPal)


3. “Standard” rate $3,999 applied in all other cases

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What our customers say

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,

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

ATP-CTP program Chief Instructor, ground and sim instructor, CFI / CFII / MEI. More than 4000 hours. Part 135 LearJet 60 captain, A320 type rating.


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
May 2021

May 17th – April 24th


SPECIAL price is available!

June 2021

June 7th – 14th

June 21st – 28th


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July 2021

July 12th – 19th

July 26th – July 2nd


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August 2021

August 9th – 16th

August 23rd – 30rd


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September 2021

September 13th – 20th

September 27th – October 4th


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October 2021

October 11th – 18th

October 25th – November 1st


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November 2021

November 15th – 22nd


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December 2021

December 13th – 20th


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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!

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