Well today I completed my CFII and have successfully finished my program.
I said earlier that I’d give a full and honest review because ATP is a great school and if I were to do it again I’d go the same route, that said it might not be for everyone as you need good study habits.
January 16th 2017 I turned up ready for day one of private training in the 100hr program and finished right around schedule.
My over all experience was fantastic, I was based out of IWA in Mesa AZ and they have it very squared away, the center manager is a pilot himself and quite honestly one of the best problem solvers I’ve ever met, I felt that he listened to any concerns and facilitated as best as possible.
The trick to this program if any is to work hard and study. The flying can be stressful at times but if the knowledge is there the flying comes easier.
If your questing or even looking at joining the school get your home life right, get a good support network and dedicate you’re life to it whilst your in the program, you can do it!
Private is busy and your really drinking from the firehose, then instrument was tough and quite frankly miserable until after a couple weeks when all of a sudden the Penney dropped and now I love it.
Multi engine was tough at first but after 130hrs on a multi I can safely say it’s the best way to fly and the experience is fantastic.
Crew we flew to Houston to deliver a plane then flew back and I had a ton of fun!
Once I got back I did commercial followed by instructor school where I completed my MEI, CFI single and CFII.
I hear people asking the question of Weather or not they should start the program and I’d say if you love aviation then do it because we get one shot at life and I can’t imagine a better way to spend it!
Aviation is as challenging as it is rewarding!