Restricted ATP

You may know the ATP (Airline Transport Pilot) rating is required for airline transport category operations – and it the requirements to get an ATP rating are 1500 hours total time. What you may not know is that the FAA put aside or reduced some of those required hours as part of the Restricted ATP (R-ATP) certification. This means you can qualify to fly for the airlines with less than the standard 1500 required hours. As per the FAA (ATP) Certificate with Reduced Aeronautical Experience Graduates of an institution of higher education that have received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization to certify graduates may be eligible to apply for a restricted privileges airline transport pilot (R-ATP) certificate. The total flight time requirements for a restricted privileges ATP Certificate based on a degree with an aviation major are found in §61.160.

American Winds College of Aeronautics has received an FAA Letter of Authorization (LOA) and can be found on the FAA’s list of approved Institutions Authorized to Certify its Graduates for an Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Certificate with Reduced Aeronautical Experience – found here:  http://www.faa.gov/pilots/training/atp/media/Institutional_Authority_List.pdf

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