There are many different ATP flight school locations. I checked out the one in Chicago back in October; there were only about four instructors and the facility was average. I’d much rather get out of the midwest; I believe i’ve earned it since i’ve lived and worked hard in school and in work here for 23 years.
Florida is a big idea of mine right now, preferably Ft. Lauderdale. Another that really stood out to me was Phoenix Arizona (at Mesa); That facility looks REALLY nice with a large number of instructors.
I’m sure a lot has changed since you guys went through ATP, but i’d love your thoughts on places you think are the best as far as size, facility, and things to do on weekends around their location.
Also, how much power does a newly graduated ATP student have in choosing where they want to instruct other students?