No access to Sheppard Air

So I am starting at the new Atlanta location In Kennesaw in a few weeks. I recently completed the PAR written using King Schools to study, which was provided by ATP. I have been browsing this forum for quite a while now and was under the impression that Sheppard air would be provided for studying for the rest of the exams. However today I called to try to set up with them and was told that atp no longer provides access to Sheppard air. This was a bit shocking to me, and now I do not know how to proceed, and what I need to do to prepare for the rest of the writtens? Will I have to figure it out on my own or does ATP provide some other means of studying for the rest?
Any clarification or advice is appreciated



There was a change made back in April to no longer include Sheppard Air test prep with the program. However, if you keep going through your King Schools online class, there is an instrument written test prep as part of the program.

You are of course free to purchase any written test prep that you feel works for you. I like King Schools, but many also like Sheppard Air.



I had the same issue last week, but I called Sheppard Air and told them I was an ATP student and they provided me with a discount. Not free, but better than nothing!

Yeah I decided to go ahead and purchase Sheppard air as well and was given the discount too, which is nice. From what I’ve read on here it’s definitely the most efficient way to get the writtens done quickly, and isn’t as pricey as I had envisioned, so no big deal.

I may be in the minority here, but I did not like Sheppard Air. It seemed to me like their fancy strategy really boils down to rote memorization. I just finished the King Schools IRA prep and in my opinion it is top notch, just like their private test prep. I actually was not aware it is included with the ACPP as Chris pointed out above and paid out of pocket, so I’m gonna call ATP/King tomorrow and hopefully get a refund :sweat_smile:


Sheppard does what it claims to do (as do many of the knowledge preps), preps you for the FAA Knowledge Exams. They make no claims to do any more or less. Since the Knowledge exams really don’t follow any curriculum the majority of students learn the material by rote and then use other methods (ground school etc) to actually learn what they need to know.

Whatever works for you however is best.