Guaranteed Instructor Job
After Your Fast Track Airline Career Pilot Program
After graduating from the Airline Career Pilot Program, your next step is to build experience and flight time as a flight instructor with ATP. As a Fast Track graduate, you receive guaranteed instructor job placement, earning approximately $1,800 per month in ATP’s network of 31 training centers nationwide as you work towards meeting airline flight time requirements. ATP offers one of the most coveted flight instructor jobs in the country, where you will earn more and build multi-engine experience faster than anywhere else.
All instructor candidates will attend an Instructor Proficiency training program in Jacksonville, Florida. Candidates who demonstrate the highest level of aptitude will be placed into multi-engine and single-engine flight instructor positions. Candidates who need additional preparation will be offered ground school, simulator instructor, and scheduling positions while continuing to build proficiency. All instructors earn approximately $1,800 per month, which includes approximately $1,000 in performance bonuses.
Instructors will have the opportunity to continue working with ATP and build highly-valued multi-engine CFI flight experience as they work towards the 1500-hour ATP Certificate requirement in approximately 18 months.
Eligibility & Flight Proficiency Requirements
Airline Career Pilot Program graduates must meet the following requirements to be eligible for guaranteed instructor job placement:
- You must be a Fast Track Airline Career Pilot Program Graduate
- You must be capable of passing a ten-year background check, as required for airline employment.
- You must not have more than two checkride failures. Three or more checkride failures will require special review and may prevent your eligibility for guaranteed instructor job placement.
- You must demonstrate professionalism, adherence to standard operating procedures, and uncompromising attention to safety at all times.
- You must maintain an excellent attendance record during training.
- You must accept the instructor position offered to you within 60 days of graduating to be eligible for the guarantee.
Self-Paced Program graduates are invited to apply, but are not guaranteed instructor job placement.
To receive a single-engine or multi-engine flight instructor assignment with ATP, you must fly to Airline Transport Pilot standards in the right-seat of a Piper Seminole and Cessna 172. This level of proficiency is required due to the flight training demands of our customers for ATP Certificates and CFI ratings.
To ensure this level of performance, you must successfully complete a proficiency program provided by ATP at no cost to you. The Instructor Proficiency Program in Jacksonville, Florida includes approximately 4 hours of multi-engine time and 4 hours of single-engine time with an ATP Flight Standards Manager and Chief Pilot. Plus, you will receive unlimited access to multi-engine FTDs to stay proficient.
ATP invests approximately $5,000 into your flight proficiency to ensure you meet the high standards expected of an ATP flight instructor.
As an ATP instructor, you are required to have an iPad for training purposes. Your iPad gives you access to courseware, charts and approach plates, and test prep that you'll use.
ATP recommends the iPad with Retina Display, 32 GB, and Wi-Fi + Cellular (Available from Apple).
Memory of at least 32 GB will ensure you can download and store all the training material and enroute charts and approach plates for offline viewing. Cellular enables additional GPS features that can enhance situational awareness. Plus you get the added convenience of downloading charts and approach plates wherever you are. Other compatible iPads include the iPad mini and iPad 2.
Training Center Assignments
You will have the opportunity to instruct at any of ATP’s 31 flight training centers across the nation. Training Center assignments are made based on instructor turnover, student load, and other operational objectives.
Airline Placement & Networking
Instructing at ATP gives you a tremendous networking opportunity as you work with pilots from all certification and flight experience levels ranging from U.S. military pilots; corporate pilots; regional airline pilots; independent aircraft owner/operators; and career-minded private pilot students. In the close-knit pilot community, your network will create additional opportunities which will ultimately increase your career earnings.
In the airline industry today, timing is essential. As an instructor for ATP, you will get the most opportunities to achieve your goals the fastest.
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