So, I have a question for you guys… It seems like this site is made, or at least supported by, ATP Flight School and all of the professional pilots answering questions are therefore affiliates with the school. But from a practical standpoint, how does ATP flight school look on your resumé versus some of the four year aviation universities or the military and what chance do you stand in the interview process? I already know that a four year degree is required, and I have already obtained one from Auburn University (war eagle!), but how does ATP bode when you’re applying for a major airline?
Considering that ATP Flight School has a large number of regional airlines as affiliates, I’d assume the probability of getting a job with major airline further in your career is probably somewhat good, but will it take forever for you to find a job with only going to ATP? I know this might sound silly, but in my current profession, where you attended school is a pretty big deal as to whether or not you are looked at as a serious candidate in the application process.
And I know everyone responding here will say something to the effect of, “It looks great, best school there is!” or “The airlines are so desperate for people right now they’ll take anyone” but I really want a true, bottom of your heart answer. I’m really close to making the switch in careers but just can’t get over the anxiety of not knowing where to start school at and hoping to avoid another four years of it.
If you could possibly say what airline you work for or if someone you know from ATP getting to a major that would be awesome! (Not sure if that’s allowed or not).