• Program Summary
    Program Summary
    • Cost: $3,995
    • Duration: 7 days
    • Required experience: Commercial Pilot Certificate with Multi-Engine add on
    • Location: This course is offered by our training partner, Bell Murray Aerospace (BMA). Train at one of Bell Murray Aerospace's training facilities including Southwest Airlines start-of-the-art training facility in Dallas, TX
    • Note: L3Harris offers ATPCTP training provided by our authority under 14CFR142 certificate number 6AEX076K
  • Graduation Qualifications
    Graduation Qualifications
    • Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) License

Pilot Training Programs and Courses

Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP CTP)

Commercial Pilot To ATP Certification

The ATP CTP consists of 40 hours total training, 30 hours of ground school learning and 10 hours of simulator learning. 

After completion of your ATP CTP, you can choose to take your tests with us at L3Harris Flight Academy or at a location elsewhere in the USA. An ATP CTP certificate does not have an expiration date, however, ATP Knowledge Test results are valid for five years from the date the test was taken.

Courses run twice monthly and graduates of our Accelerated Airline Pilot Track and Professional Pilot Program are eligible for a discount when they enroll on our ATP CTP.

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Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP CTP)

ATP CTP Program Timeline

Ground School - 4 days (30 hours)

  • Class will begin at 8:00am Monday - Thursday and you must attend each day to complete the program
  • Please ensure you arrive before the start of class at 8:00am
  • We partner with crew hotels near the training center – during the enrollment process we will provide you with the hotel location and crew rates. Shuttles are available free of charge to up to 3 miles (to/from the airport, to/from the training center)
  • Lunch break (1 hour) – times vary from day to day, but usually around noon during ground school
  • There is a cafeteria on site with average prices of $7 – $10
  • Refrigerators/microwaves/toasters vending machines are available at the training facility

Flight Training - 2-3 days (10 hours)

  • After completion of ground school day 4, you will be scheduled for 3 simulator sessions
  • One session in a fixed base trainer (4 hours)
  • Two sessions in a Full Flight Simulator (3 hours/each)
  • You can log up to 6 hours of Full Flight Simulator time so don’t forget to bring your logbook
  • You must make your own arrangements with the hotel to request shuttle service to and from the training center
  • Please note: you do not need to bring headsets with you for the SIM sessions

Academic training content consists of:

  • High-altitude aerodynamics and maneuvering
  • Airplane weather detection systems
  • Advanced physiology/fitness for flight
  • Multi-crew communication training
  • Multi-crew environment checklist usage
  • Low-visibility operations
  • Advanced navigation concepts unique to air carrier operations
  • Air carrier safety culture to include safety programs used to enhance air carrier safety, including: Aviation Safety Action Program

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Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP CTP)

ATP CTP Admission Requirements

Minimum admission requirements are as follows, for additional requirements please contact admissions.

  • Required experience: Commercial Pilot Certificate with Multi-Engine add on
  • Age - Applicants must be at least 17 years and 6 months old at the start of the program
  • Medical - All applicants must provide a photocopy of an FAA Medical Certificate

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Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP CTP)

Cost of this ATP CTP

Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program cost:

$3,995

  • Additional discounts available for groups, must commit by contract - Sim and resource availability restrictions may apply*
  • Custom start dates available for groups - Sim and resource availability restrictions may apply*

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ATP CTP FAQs

What is an Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program?

The ATP CTP is designed to be the first step towards your Airline Transport Pilot Certification comprising of both ground training and flight training. Upon graduation of the ATP CTP, cadets will be eligible for the ATP written test.

Whilst the ATP CTP is a prerequisite for the Airline Transport Multi-Engine (ATM) knowledge test, the ATP CTP is not designed to prepare you for the test.

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How can I fund my Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program program?

At L3Harris we recognize that commercial pilot training can be a large investment. Flight school loans and grants, aviation scholarships, and other forms of financial aid are available to cadets to help fund their pilot training.

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Does the Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program certificate expire?

No, the ATP CTP certificate does not expire. The ATM knowledge test is valid for five years, by which time you must pass the ATP practical test.

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