- Jul 3, 2005
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Personal experience preferred but any Info will be great. ATP's 90 fast track program interested me and so did the price - 39,995 or so. PM me if you have any specifics or any info
dhc8fo said:Bad when hiring is hot, like now (because your instructor still has wet ink on his ticket and won't be much of an instructor with experience).
OK when hiring is stagnet because they are forced to stay instructing where they get some real world flying experience.
350DRIVER said:I second the above, pretty well stated. This is one flight school that I looked at quite a few years ago and glad I stayed away from it. I can't even say that I have recommended one student to attend this school. Your money would be much better spent at a different school. This is a lot of money for what may be or may not be promised, sometimes shortcuts are just that, shortcuts. You could do all plus some at a smaller no name flight school that doesn't take the glossy color ads in monthly publications. I would think long and hard about this one, it didn't take me very long when I looked at the other options that were out there and available.
flydrummer said:What are some of the other options that were available to you?
GAcfi said:350, sent you a Pm and e-mail if your still up, want to chat?
350DRIVER said:The route I took was the Continental Express program in conjunction with San Jacinto college, was actually offered a 1900 ground instructor position in the days of John Dresser before I even completed the program. I did the CFI/CFII at Airman in Norman. I am merely saying that hell would have froze over before I gave ATP's $40,000+ for some "fast track program" which really is not overly relevant due to the lower hiring times that the regionals are requiring present day. You can do the training at a smaller no name mom and pops flight school and end up with the same desired result/outcome at a fraction of the cost.
85 hours of cross country flying you can do at ATP would give you lots of experience with weather and flying in the IFR system.
Almerick07 said:I did my ppl training at Monarch Air at KADS in Addison, TX (dfw area). I spent $4200 on my private, finished it in 35 hours exactly and in about 2 1/2 weeks. They have package deals for all your ratings and they typically hire former students paying $14 an hour....may have changed since last year. Cost of living is pretty cheap in DFW compared to other places if you needed to shack up there for a couple months.