Hi! My name is Kim, and I am looking to start training in the Minneapolis location (from zero current experience) within the next few months. I don’t have a solid way to contact the CFI’s at the Minneapolis location so I thought I would try to ask my questions here in hopes that I can get in touch with someone here in Minnesota.
Minnesota winters really suck. It’s below freezing out now, and I know ATP likes to advertise that the fast track pilot program can be completed in 9 months. Is that realistic in Minnesota, or should I plan for something around 10 months with our weather here?
When I complete my program, how likely is it for me to land a CFI job with ATP in Minneapolis? My significant other is a part of the National Guard here, and as much as I know we could handle long distance while I accumulate my hours as a CFI in a different location in the US, it’s not exactly the most ideal situation for us.
A fair few people that I have spoken to like to emphasize that the southern locations are all around better because of the fleet size, favorable weather, and future opportunities through networking. Do you believe that Minnesota is still a solid choice with that in mind?
Finally, I would love to get in touch somehow if you are located in Minnesota to ask more questions. I am very excited to start this new career path in these next few months.
Hope you are all staying safe and healthy!