Evening ATPers future, past and present,
Looking for some hot takes on the topic of ATP aircraft downtime, condition and reliability.
One of the reasons I am leaning heavily toward ATP vs Local Flight School is ATP’s average aircraft age (from what I can tell most singles are less than 3yo, twins a little older) and implied reliability.
I’ve heard horror stories of local mom and pop’s squeezing a few too many years out of 40/50 year old airplanes and just don’t want that added stress as I am working through the post-PPL gauntlet this year.
I figure the extra $30k I’ll probably spend ATP vs Local Flight School is worth it to be in newer planes, with newer avionics (not to mention access to the sims).
But I’ve been surprised more than once in what I’ve read here, so perhaps I am making too big an issue of what is always a bit of an unknown (given nothing is guaranteed 10k ft).
I am targeting KAPA location so believe it will be Cessnas and Seminoles for me.
Hope all are doing well post one major holiday and leading in to another,