Admissions Flight and Weather

I have an admissions flight in Manassas, VA on Saturday, but the weather isn’t looking fantastic, what does ATP do if your admissions flight can’t be flown because of the weather? Do you end up at the back of the line and have to wait weeks for the next admissions flight date at that location or will you be able to try again another sooner day, such as Sunday this week which looks much better for a flight?

One other question- on the website it talks about the prerequisite where ATP admissions will confirm you have either a qualifying GPA, ACT/SAT score, military experience, or college degree. Does anyone know what they’re looking for in a GPA or ACT score?

Thanks in advance!

  • Andrew


If you show up on Saturday and the weather isn’t conducive to flying you can still tour the training center, see the airplanes, the sim devices and facilities available to you. You will also be able to reschedule to the next open spot. Admissions flights are highly important and support staff will ensure you shouldn’t have to wait long to get a rescheduled flight.

The requirements have been changing lately so I’m not qualified to say the exact scores and weighted GPA they are looking for. However, @Addison is one of our admission specialists and should be able to answer that for you! If not, you can always call the admissions department during normal business hours.

I hope the weather cooperates and your admission flight goes well on Saturday. Let us know if there is anything else we can do to help you.


I’m curious, do you think you should be able to bump someone out of their spot?


I was scheduled for my admissions flight for a Saturday and it ended up being poor weather. The training instructor reached out to me to let me know a few days before - I believe they cancelled it out of caution to ensure that I didn’t show up and not get a flight. It was simply rescheduled for the next week. Shouldn’t really be a big deal - and remember, if you’re planning on pursuing flight training, this scenario is possible throughout training - flexibility is important.