Hello! I am highly considering ATP in Tampa, but had some questions. I am 24 years old with a full time job. I always enjoyed flying and even got an offer to be a flight attendant for Delta (ended up turning it down). I never thought becoming a pilot would be an option but after looking into ATP, it seems that it is something I can achieve with hard work and dedication.
I am 100% a car guy… I know 0% about planes or flying them. Although I enjoy flying ( sitting in row 23B) , I don’t start salivating when I see a certain model aircraft (like it seems a lot of people do when they are wanting to become a pilot). I took the first step and went to ATP Tampa to take a test flight because I have never flown a plane before. It ended up being way more involved than I expected… I was put into PIC and literally flew the plane, from take off until right before landing. The instructor said I did very well and even stayed within regulations when performing a steep turn. (The G forces were unlike anything I have felt, even when racing high HP cars on a track, hopefully I get use to that )
The whole experience was awesome and definitely increased my interest into becoming a pilot (end goal: flying for FedEx or Delta/United). I have my bachelors in Psychology/Marketing and know nothing about flight, I was told I should do some studying before I even apply for ATP so I don’t fall behind.
I know ATP offers great materials when it comes to training, once you have started. However, I was wondering if there is a certain test I should study for, or certain websites that have study material so I can at least go into my first day on a level playing field. Possibly to see if the material is even something that I have the ability to understand before taking the $70k dive.