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ATP flight school registration

Hello my name is che. There’s is so much info out there it’s a little overwhelming. I had a few questions.

#1- do you have to already have some flight hours to join ATP flight school?

#2- it is mandatory to be below 250 lbs to join ATP flight school?

Hello Che,

  1. No flight time is required but we do recommend at least an intro flight so you really know what flying on a small plane is like. It’s very different than being a passenger on a large one

  2. Yes. Unfortunately due to weight and balance issues you must be 250 or less.



No flight time at all is required, many of ATP’s students come with no flight time at all, although we do recommend taking an introductory flight.

The 250 weight limit is a hard limit and is due to performance limitations of the training aircraft.


Welcome to the forum. Glad to see you here. Let us know if there are any other questions we can answer for you.

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