Airline Transport Pilot Helicopter (ATP)

ATP(H) is the highest level of FAA airman certification. In order to receive the Airline Transport Pilot Helicopter certificate, a pilot must demonstrate superior command of the helicopter in the instrumental flight conditions, have substantial flight experience and be of good moral character. An ATP rating is a testament to the pilot’s professionalism and makes them more competitive on the job market.

Our Chief Instructor and Assistant Chief Instructor are certified ATP(H) pilots and hold tremendous professional experience. They will work with you in order to finesse your skills and prepare you for the checkride.

Highest standards in training

  • FAA 141 approved program
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) which is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Train 35% faster than other flight schools
  • Build 1500 hours airline hiring minimums
  • US regional airline interview guaranteed

Aeronautical experience requirements for ATP helicopter (FAA)

  • Holds a FAA commercial pilot certificate with an instrument rating or holds either a foreign airline transport pilot license with instrument privileges, or a foreign commercial pilot license with an instrument rating 1,200 hours of total time
  • 500 hours of cross-country flight time (at least 25NM from departure)
  • 100 hours of night flight time, of which 15 hours are in helicopters
  • 200 hours of flight time in helicopters (including 75 hours as PIC)
  • 75 hours of instrument time (actual or simulated) of which 50 hours in flight with at least 25 hours in helicopters as a PIC.

A curriculum of the ATP(H) course is designed individually based on your experience and skills and usually contains:

  • 10 hours of flight training
  • 5 hours of pre- and post-flight briefings
  • 10 hours of ground training

1. ChecK your experience

Please make sure that your pilot experience is in compliance with the requirements listed above. If some parts of your qualification are not yet complete to the ATP standard, we can make sure that you have a sufficient number of flight hours completed in time for the Practical Test (checkride).

2. Pass the Verification

If you hold an FAA certificate, please skip this step. If you hold a non-US license, you need to pass the Verification of Authenticity of Foreign License, Rating, and Medical Certification and receive a Verification Letter from them.

You can find the application form and detailed instructions for it here:

In the paragraph 17 of the application form, put:

  • SO FSDO 19 (South Florida)
  • 2895 S.W. 145 AVENUE SUITE 120
  • MIRAMAR FL 33027

Please be aware that the review process takes 45-90 days and the Verification Letter is valid for six months.

3. Medical requirements

You will require Basic Med or FFA 3rd Class Medical for the Practical Test (checkride). You can obtain that form locally from an Aviation Medical Examiner or upon arrival at the school. However, please note that it usually takes 2-3 days to schedule an appointment with a doctor’s office.

FAA-approved healthcare provider locator: (Pick “AME”, Aviation Medical Examiner, in the menu).

4. ATP Knowledge Test

Please mind that you are required to prepare for the ATP Knowledge Test (the ‘written’). Please contact us so we can advise you on exam strategies and recommend the most effective preparation software in the industry. Upon your arrival to the school, we will direct to the nearest authorized testing center in order to take the ATP Knowledge Test..

5. Checkride

Please contact us in order to design your individual curriculum, plan your arrival to the school and the Practical Test (checkride).

Special offer -10%from $5,947

We are not asking for payments upfront. You will start paying for training when your visa is approved and you arrived in USA.

Training duration10-14 days

Get your licence for only 90 hours of flight time. Time and hours over and above these minimums will be charged at school published rates.

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