I’ve recently passed my PPL checkride and I’m interested in going to ATP for the rest of my ratings (I already have 80+ hours). However, I will most likely be moving from NorCal to SoCal at the end of June. Is changing locations allowed in the middle of the program? My original plan was to finish my PPL a couple months ago and then hopefully finish ATP before moving, but several delays pushed me back.
You will need to speak with the admissions department on this for the final answer, but I would highly recommend against it. Flight training is very time intensive and stressful, trying to move while in training is a really bad idea as it will be a major distraction. I would recommend completing the move either before, or after, your training.
As Chris said you’d have to talk with admin but he also makes a great point about moving. Personally I believe moving is one of the most stressful experiences in life and I would not even consider attempting it during training unless perhaps you have a significant other who’s going to handle the whole thing. Regardless I’d still give it some serious thought.
Changing training centers is dealt with on a case by case basis. If you know the move will happen soon, I’d either postpone the move or the training.
Similar question… we have family that live near several of the ATP training locations. Our daughter (the pilot in training), could live with them during her training. Ideally, she would live with each one for only ~ 3 months each. Is changing training locations allowed?
Changing locations is permitted but not recommended, (further once happens, twice is a bit much) but it’s really a matter of what phase of the program she’s in. If say she just completed her PPL/Instrument that probably wouldn’t be an issue but midway would. While ATP strives for standardization between locations consistency is key and it’s best to stay put. The other issue I see is simply the logistics and comfort of the move. Moving can be a hassle and what if one of the living situations isn’t conducive to her training? Finally when the time comes your daughter will be reserving a space and a class date at a specific location. Not every location has open slots or available instructors at all times. What if the second or third location was full?
While things can happen I don’t believe planning on making 2 moves during her training is a good idea.
No, that will not be possible. Changing locations that often would not be conducive to good training, now would it work with the time frame of the program.