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ATP CTP Training Course

A Boeing 737-800 Flight Simulator used in ATP CTP Training

History of the Course

In 2010, President Obama signed a bill which introduced the ATP CTP training course. This course was designed to close the gap between 250-hour commercial pilots and 1500-hour airline pilots. As a result,  this led to the FAA to require changes to airline pilot requirements. As of January 2014, all airlines in the United States began hiring pilots with at least 1500 hours of flight time, as well as successfully completing the ATP CTP training

The Airline Transport Pilot/Certified Training Program

The ATP CTP course is required for anyone seeking an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate with multi-engine privileges.  You are required to complete the training program prior to taking the ATP knowledge test.

The program serves as a prerequisite for the multi-engine ATP written exam. The exam covers aerodynamics, automation, adverse weather conditions, air carrier operations, transport airplane performance, professionalism, leadership and development.  The ATP CTP also applies to applicants seeking an ATP certificate with an airplane type rating, and they are intended to prepare the applicant for safe operations in those situations.

Of the 10 hours of simulator training, six (6) hours must be completed in a Level C or higher full flight simulator that represents a multi-engine, turbine airplane with a maximum takeoff weight of at least 40,000 pounds.

You can find additional information about the training is available on the FAA website at

We provide experienced, instructional staff with extensive experience in transport aircraft and airline operations. They will conduct the training and prepare you for the ATP test. The classes are held at Avenger Flight Group and Southwest training facilities in Dallas, Texas.

To be eligible to take this training you must have:

  • A FAA Private or Commercial Pilot Certificate
  • An Airplane Multi-engine Land Rating
  • Hold an Instrument Airplane Rating
  • Read, speak, write, and understand the English language
  • Be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident

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The course includes:

  • 30 hours of classroom training
  • 10 hours of simulator training (six full-motion and four FTD)
  • All required materials and supplies

Classes start weekly: typically Friday- Thursday.

If you are interested in an upcoming class, contact us by phone at +1 214-597-0120 or send a message through the contact form. Be sure to let us know your preferred start date.


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