Ineed of Advice for bignners

Could anyone of you please give me any advice since I am about to start my PPL class pretty soon.I would really appriciate it.Its a dream of mine ever since i was 11 years of age. And, I am 25 now so do you think its a good age to go through modular type of process.?
Kind Regards.

Bisrat,

If you look at the top of this forum you’ll clearly see the ATP logo so obviously we have some bias. Not because we’re salesman but because we all did our research and decided ATP was the best method and are now successful airline pilots because of that decision. I recommend you take a look in the FAQ section as it can and will answer most if not all your questions.

Adam

Just got approved and acquired all required paperwork to start my long awaited dream of becoming a commercial pilot. Being 34 yo, I do have responsibilities every month and therefore I have taken a bigger loan for ATP, then the program cost.
I have 0 experience, other then 500 hours on Microsoft flight simulator. I do understand that a flight simulator and reality could be and are very different.
My question is should I give myself a month so I can study for my ground test and what will I have to have to succeed on this first step? Also having the option of 160k and with the cost of the program at 118k will I be given enough money to survive this next upcoming 9 months?
I’m in my mid 30s and getting married next spring.

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Mikhail,

First off MSFS and actual flying aren’t “very different”, they’re completely and totally different.

The attacked link will show you what’s required prior to start. They recently added the requirement to complete the FAA PAR exam. That alone usually takes a few weeks of study. Go through the list and see how much time you have and might need (Id say a month is the minimum).

As for you finances, as we don’t know you’re current situation we have no way of knowing how much you’ll need.

Adam

Congratulations bro

Mikhail,

MSFS and reality are indeed, very different.

I would recommend you start writtens no more than 6 months out if you’re enrolled ahead of time to a program like ATP’s. You should at least knock out the PAR prior to entry as it WILL make your life much easier.

Any financial question, we recommend ATP’s Finance Department or your own Financial Advisor.

Brady

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