Hey everyone, I’ve wondering about things I can do to strengthen my chances of getting into ATP. I know getting a bachelors degree, getting a PPL license, and being in the Civil Air Patrol will help, but what else? Will getting a Firefighters I license or being in the military help? If not, what are other things I can do to help my chances?
The program is very accelerated and therefore challenging. ATP wants some indication that you can commit and be successful. This is why the admission requirements are clear that they want you to have your PPL, at LEAST 2yrs CONSISTENT work or military experience or a degree. Simply getting a license in some other area won’t really help.
Thank you for the quick response Adam, it’s good to know what I need to do.
Other than having a “well dressed” resume applying to ATP, I think they also look for good people, with good intentions. In fact, looking up the eligibility requirements to hold an ATP certificate, it states in paragraph c; “be of good moral character.” Nothing in the aviation industry is guaranteed, but that is why with every risk, comes a reward. I recommend the only way to know whether you’ll be accepted to ATP, is by applying and conducting the prerequisites.
Yes, military service will help, but I would not do that for the sole purpose of getting into ATP. Have you spoken with the admissions department and seen where you stand with them?
I have not spoken to the admissions department yet, I will do that in a little bit though.
Thank you for your input, is there anything I can do to show I have a “good moral character?”
The best thing you can do is make sure you meet the program prerequisites. A bachelors degree is absolutely proffered but either the consistent work experience or military time is valuable too. If you apply and get denied, thats when going and getting a PPL on your own and reapplying could help.