Air Transport Flight Academy

A 501C(3) Public Charity created to train pilots for little or no cost of their own

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Student Applications & Qualifications

ATP Candidates

To qualify for an ATP certificate, you must meet the following requirements set forth by the FAA.

  • Be at least 23 years of age
  • Must hold either:
    • A commercial pilot certificate with an instrument rating
    • Or, meet the military experience requirements to qualify for a commercial pilot certificate, and an instrument rating,
    • Or, a foreign airline transport pilot license with instrument privileges
  • Medical requirements:
    • Hold a 1st class medical certificate to act as Pilot-In-Command
    • Hold a 2nd class medical certificate to act as Second-In-Command
  • 1,500 hours of Total Flight Time
  • 500 hours of Cross-Country Flight Time
  • 250 hours as Pilot-In-Command (PIC)
  • 100 hours of Night Flight Time
  • 75 hours of Instrument Training
  • 50 hours of In Class of Rating Sought
  • Pass an ATP knowledge test
  • Complete and pass an ATP-CTP training program


If you meet all of these requirements, you will be able to apply for your ATP certificate and begin your career as a commercial airline pilot!