Does anyone know of a site that contains a folder of images or video showing ATP housing, classrooms, and day in the life activities? I’m a few hours away and I’m trying to avoid a hard credit pull at all costs, and as far as I’m aware the tour and intro flight cost $$$ and are for those who have been approved.
There is no archive of images of the places mentioned, but if you go to ATP’s website and click on the Housing tab, you will find the list of apartments that ATP uses for each location. You can google the name of the apartment and I’m sure there are more images on the apartment’s website.
As for the training centers, I don’t believe ATP publishes images of each location, but most are a lot like a corporate office with offices for ground lessons, a common area for studying, the sims are usually attached to or apart of the common area, and there may be a reception desk.
Day to day operations vary. The Student Experiences section of this forum contain some info. Aside from that, my students could expect their lessons to be scheduled the day before. It could be a flight, flight and ground, sim and ground…just depended on where they were at, what the weather was like, what equipment was available, etc.
An Intro flight costs money, a tour does not (although I’m not sure they’re still doing them during the Zombie Apocalypse?, I’d give them a call).
More important I’ve got to ask have you ever flown in a small GA airplane? If not I STRONGLY recommend you do. Better to spend a couple of hundred on an intro flight then go through the process of getting a medical ($100+), taking your writtens (several hundred) and securing a loan only to find out flying isn’t for you (as some do).
No, I haven’t. I’d like to do the intro flight in the multi engine, since that’s the program I’m considering. ATP does free into flights if you get accepted for the loan supposedly, so I’m interested in if that would be done in the single engine or the multi engine. But, I already had my medical done. Do you recommend just searching for an exploratory flight with somewhere local or making the 6+ hour trip to ATP to see what it’s like?
Verify this with ATP, but I don’t believe the intro flight is mandatory now, just complimentary if you have a reserved start date. If I’m right on that, any intro flight from any school is fine.
Thanks, Tony. I’d hate to grind out a 4 year degree in computer science or something of the likes just to go to flight school, because if I were to do that I’d have rather done part 141 schooling but we will see how that works out.
My second question is how much do the hours cost at ATP if I have my ppl but not 79 hours or whatever the required time is?
Everyone is different and has their own opinion but I literally can’t conceive of someone considering a career in aviation without ever having taken a flight. Chances are you’ll like it but what if you don’t? Seriously it happens more than you think. People get scared, people get sick, some simply don’t like it. Has nothing to do with a single engine or twin, it’s leaving the Earth in a relatively small cockpit sitting at the controls. It’s not a movie or a video game.
That was pretty funny gotta admit… On a serious noteHow is Hawaii being affected during all of this. I’d assume that since y’all are on your own set of islands away from the mainland, there’s not many cases there? Are y’all closing the island from people travelling in?
Compared to the rest of the World I think we’re doing pretty well. Hawaii is actually the most secluded and distant populated island on the planet. We’re still under 500 cases and under 10 deaths. While tragic for those effected it’s nowhere near what I see on the news elsewhere. And yes, they’re screening and strongly discouraging anyone who isn’t a resident from coming. In fact they’ve shipped some folks back who didn’t have a place to quarantine.
Adam, I’ve been in a lake with more cubic feet of water than NYC has square mileage pushing a boat with no motor while the dam was down. I think I’m going to enjoy it.
I have yet to take an “intro flight” but will definitely have to take you up on that recommendation.
As for the bachelor’s degree in computer science I just don’t see how it will do me much justice becoming a pilot while during that time I could have just attended for part 141.
I am not sure I understand your analogy about the boat, but just because you were in some lousy work setting does not mean that you will like flying. Plus, some people love it, but get sick in little airplanes. there is just so much that you can’t possibly tell until you go flying.
If it was me, and I was thinking of going to ATP, I would sure make the trip down there to check out the school for myself. This is a decisions that will affect the rest of your life, four hours in a car seems pretty trivial to me.
I’m guessing your analogy is to say you’ve been through something “scary” but it’s really not relevant. Different people deal with different situations differently and what some find common or enjoyable others fine terrifying. Again (and for the last time) flying is very different any sensation most people have experienced and I always recommend people go up before anything else.
I’m also not certain I understand what you’re referring to by comparing a 141 school to a degree? Beyond that the fact you’re considering this entire enterprise and don’t know what the cost difference between starting with zero time and your PPL indicates to me you really need to spend some more quality time researching.
I wouldn’t throw in the towel on your degree. You might need it if flying doesn’t work out. Plus, you increase your chances of being hired by a major if you have a degree.
What does a part 141 school have anything to do with your degree?
My parents were supposed to go to the big island in a week, they had cancelled that trip about 3 weeks ago, but it’s funny you mentioned people got sent back cuZ they didn’t have place to quarantine
Thank you all,
I have come to find out there are several YouTube videos out there on ATP, and how it affects a student’s choice positively when deciding on a flight school!