Hello all and best wishes on everyone’s journey!
I had my discovery flight at ATP Long Island today…I’ve been in the airline industry for 10+ years and am ready to fulfill a childhood dream I was always too afraid to make the time and monetary commitment to. That being said, I don’t trust easily and am deterred by some, or rather, a lot of the reviews I’ve read about quality and cost of ATP. I know the payoff is more than adequate looking at where I am and where I could be in 5 years and beyond. The speed of the program is appealing given my age…but I’m concerned about the quality of instruction. Yes, I want to be an airline pilot…but at every level as a student, instructor, and airline, I want to be a GOOD pilot! (I’m looking for assurance that this program provides that in a short amount of time) Also, is the Flex Track still an option? The instructors didn’t seem to have much knowledge of that option…For me this would be necessary until I can get LOA to commit to the Fast Track. Finally (I’m not looking for a sales pitch, but honest good pilot to a hopeful one), is it best to get my Private elsewhere and transfer to ATP, or is sufficient to get the full training at ATP?
Thank you for taking the time to read and respond. All the best to all of you!