Gear up for the journey
Earn your airline transport pilot certificate to become a highly skilled and well-trained ATP. Being an ATP takes you higher in the aviation world. Obtaining your certification means you’ll earn one of the highest levels of pilot certifications available.
In Lynn’s aeronautics program, you’ll complete 1,500 logged flight hours (1,250 hours if you have completed your instrument and commercial ratings through Lynn) to help you gain experience as a commanding pilot. When it’s time to graduate, you’ll be ready to take command of large-scale commercial flights and be in control of the cockpit.
What you’ll learn through the ATP certification program
- Proficiency in reading instruments
- Maneuvers necessary for commercial flights
- Aviation law, flight planning, meteorology, operational procedures and navigation
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Airline transport pilot curriculum
Lynn’s airline transport pilot certification program follows an FAA-approved syllabus. In addition to the ATP requirement of clocking 1,500 flying hours, earning your certificate requires that you complete the following course:
AVM 477 Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Certificate
This course will prepare you for the ground and flight exams from the FAA in order to earn the ATP certificate. These exams include an oral exam on the ground and a check ride with an FAA-approved examiner in the sky.
ATP requirements include:
- Obtain your private pilot license
- Obtain instrument pilot rating and commercial pilot rating certificates
- Obtaining a visa if you are an international student
- Passing a medical exam
- Being at least 17 years old when you complete the ATP certification
Airline transport pilot jobs and careers
Go straight to the cockpit when you obtain your ATP certification. You’ll be prepared for a career on large-scale commercial flights, including:
- First officer/co-pilot
- Senior pilot
You may also be interested in earning your B.S. in aviation management to pursue a career in one of the following categories:
- Air traffic controller
- Private or commercial pilot
- Information or HR specialist
- Corporate manager
- Airport manager