I’ve heard some students from Part 61 schools are at a disadvantage when it comes to the fast-paced training of ATP because they’ve been accustomed to the “learn as you go” style of training. I know all Part 61s are not created equal and that ATP offers PPL as part of some of its packages, but I’m at least 2 years out from enrolling in ATP and I’d like to earn my PPL in the meantime part-time. Is there any merit to these claims or is it more of a personal responsibility issue? I want to be in the best possible scenario prior to enrolling. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.