ATP Flight School has formed a hiring partnership with Wheels Up Experience Inc., a provider of on-demand private aviation in the United States, offering ATP graduates with a streamlined pathway to First Officer positions and long-term careers in aviation. Amid the growing demand for commercial pilots, the partnership allows Wheels Up to recruit from ATP's student and instructor group of 2,400 pilots while providing ATP graduates with expanded opportunities for professional development and progression.
Under the partnership, eligible ATP flight instructors can interview with Wheels Up at 1,000 hours total time. Successful applicants receive a conditional job offer while continuing to build flight experience. Upon reaching 1,200 hours of flight time, instructors transition from ATP to Wheels Up as King Air 350, Citation CJ3, or Beechjet 400 First Officers.
Students in ATP's Airline Career Pilot Program receive the certification and resources they need to become a professional pilot at a fixed cost and on an accelerated timeline. ATP has placed over 1,250 pilots with airlines and corporate operators in the last 12 months.