What is an Airline Pilot License?

What is an Airline Pilot License?

The Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL), or in the United States of America, an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (ATP) is the highest level of aircraft pilot certificate.

How much does an ATP grade cost?

The ATP certificate itself requires completing an FAA-approved airline pilot certification training program (ATP-CTP). Typically, an ATPL training program costs $5,000, which covers training, knowledge review, and practice test costs.

How long does it take to become an airline pilot?

1,500 hours
It takes two months to become a pilot and get your private pilot license. To become an airline pilot, it takes two years to acquire the required 1,500 flight hours…Requirements.

Total number of hours required
Private pilot license 40 hours
Commercial pilot certificate 250 hours
Airline pilot license 1,500 hours

How many hours does it take to be a co-pilot?

1,500 hours
The rule requires co-pilots – also known as co-pilots – to hold an airline transport pilot certificate (ATP), requiring 1,500 hours of total time as a pilot.

How many hours does a pilot work per month?

In a month, our member pilots can find themselves flying an aircraft for up to 118 hours. This flight time – when they are actually at the controls – is also called “task time”. But actual flight time is far from representing the actual time a pilot may be on duty.

How do I get an Airline Pilot Certificate (ATP)?

Pilots applying for an ATP certificate with a multi-engine class rating or in conjunction with a type rating after July 31, 2014 must satisfactorily complete an airline transport pilot certification training program (ATP-CTP) before applying for the ATP knowledge test.

How do I get an airline pilot license?

Most FAA-certified pilots obtain their ATP certificate and type rating (aircraft-specific) simultaneously by successfully completing an airline part 121 training program and type rating check.

How long does it take to get the airline pilot certificate?

Pilots wishing to work to join the airlines can start applying before 1500 hours and obtain their ATP certificate as part of their airline type rating. Many airlines offer ATP CTP training or will send you to an ATP CTP training center.

What type of pilot certificate do I need to fly?

The Multi-Engine Airline Pilot Certificate is the crown jewel of pilot qualifications and is required for pilots carrying passengers or cargo under Part 121 and certain Part 135 operations.