As I am preparing to enroll at my local ATP location, I would like to know what to expect from the interview and some of the prerequisites.
How formal is it? Specifically, what should I wear to the interview?
Is it like a job interview that determines acceptance or more of simply an opportunity for ATP to get to know me and my experience?
As I am nailing down prerequisites, am I okay to enroll if I have completed my private pilot written exam but not my commercial written exam?
Thank you for the help!
Things have been changing but as far as I know, the intro flight is the “interview”. The instructor you fly with wants to get to know you, see how you handle being in the airplane and see if you have the basic aptitude to handle the rigors of flight school. Just relax, enjoy it and be yourself. It’s not at all a “job interview”.
The rest of the enrollment process will check that you meet the program prerequisites and can secure financing.
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If you’re starting zero time, you need to have your PAR completed. If credit private, your IRA is required. Any writtens beyond those are encouraged but not required.
Hannah gave you all the info you need but I would strongly recommend you completing as many of the required writtens you can prior to starting. The program is highly accelerated and most find it extremely challenging. Having your writtens completed will lighten the load considerably.
Awesome, thanks! I have 13 hours but will technically be enrolling under “zero time”.
I have my private pilot airplane written exam completed, so I will look at the rest of the requirements and get started.
13 hours is still Zero Time, but the benefit is that the 13 hours you have count towards your 1,500! You sir are 0.87% on you way to the airlines. That time will however fly on by as you progress in training and time build.
As Adam mentioned, if you can complete a lot of the writtens ahead of schedule, you will feel so much better during the program. I’ve been seeing more and more threads about individuals completing them and feeling relieved in attendance of the program, I can say I saw differences in student performance of those stressing about a written versus those studying flows and procedures everyday. We can’t demand you to get a head start, but I can’t recommend it enough!
Sounds great! My question with that is, is an instructor endorsement required each time I take a test? I currently don’t have an instructor working with me, but I am studying as much material as I can find online on my own time.
You have two options, find an instructor at a local flight school and see if you can get their endorsement or once you start the process with ATP, you can send your practice tests to instructor/training support and get the endorsement that way.