Some questions about going into a pilot as a career

Hi! My name is Lucas, and I’m a High Schooler in Wisconsin. I’ve been looking at becoming a pilot as a career and had a few questions about the program itself a becoming a commercial pilot. First of all, how long does it take to go through the program(starting out with already having a private license)? Will I need a college degree to be hired? Can I exclusively do this program to become an airline pilot? The ATP website is wonderful, but it can be a chore to navigate.


Please take a look at the FAQ section as most of your questions will be answered there. After that, we will be happy to answer your questions.



As Chris said take a look at the FAQ section but I also suggest you go back and spend some QT on the ATP website. With all due respect navigating airline training manuals is considerably more difficult than ATPs website. Will you ask your ground instructor for all the answers because your airline’s FCOM is a chore to navigate?