ATP Flight School is opening two training centers on March 2, 2020, with one at the San Antonio International Airport in San Antonio, Texas, and the other at Colorado Springs Airport in the Centennial State. Part of a nationwide network of 40 locations, this will be ATP’s seventh facility in Texas and its third in Colorado.
The training centers will be solely focused on the development of future airline pilots. Starting from zero experience, students at both locations can earn their pilot certification in nine months through the Airline Career Pilot Program. This airline career solution provides aspiring pilots in the area with the training resources and airline connections needed to become an airline pilot at a fixed cost, in the shortest time frame possible.
ATP’s fleet of 398 aircraft will support San Antonio operations, with Airline Career Pilot Program students training in Cessna 172 Skyhawks, Piper Archers, and multi-engine Piper Seminoles. The school is also accepting deliveries of aircraft from Piper and Cessna throughout 2020. These new aircraft will provide students with a reliable platform to keep their training on-time and equips them with the latest in glass-cockpit technology.
The Colorado Springs location will compliment ATP’s existing operations in Boulder and Centennial, and students at this location will fly ATP’s Cessna 172 Skyhawk aircraft, which feature the Garmin G1000 NXi electronic flight deck. Part of a 2019 fleet order for up to 100 new aircraft, each Skyhawk is maintained by ATP in nearby Centennial.
Students graduating from both locations can benefit from ATP partnerships with over 20 U.S. airlines. Most recently, ATP announced a partnership with Denver-based United Airlines, where students have the opportunity to join a tailored accelerated path to the airline.
In conjunction with ATP’s training, these agreements provide graduates with up to $17,500 in airline-paid tuition reimbursement and accelerated career tracks to the major airlines. For example, ATP students can chart their path to American Airlines through the Envoy Air Cadet program or, with ATP’s United Airlines partnership, can take advantage of a tailored, direct career path to the airline.