Thanks For Your Interest!
the event you are planning a career as an airline pilot with a major
air carrier (or simply are interested in air carrier operations and
flight), we are pleased to invite your participation in a unique opportunity
the Airline Training Orientation Program (ATOP).
pilots-in-training at aviation colleges or major flight schools
are unable to "get a taste" of what it is like to
train and fly as an airline pilot before a significant
investment. Additionally, pilots already employed in corporate,
military, or general aviation but looking toward an airline
flying career ordinarily have little chance to come in contact
with the culture of a major airline prior to an interview. ATOP offers that experience at an affordable $495.00 for the two day
course (excludes travel, lodging, and meals).
Drive" Your Career: First and foremost,
ATOP is career education. No matter what your aviation background,
if you hold at least a Student Pilot Certificate, have 15 hours of airplane
pilot time, and have an elementary understanding of "ILS"
approaches, you are welcome. Sixty percent of ATOP students are
in the early stages of their careers, are enrolled in pilot development
programs at flight training schools and universities, have 100-1000
hours of flight time, and desire to sample the air carrier training
environment as a basis for making career decisions.
Enhancement: To position themselves as "added value" candidates
in the job search, ATOP graduates may claim in their resumes,
"Two Day Initial B-737/A-320 Familiarization Conducted at American Airlines Flight Academy/JetBlue University by ATOP, Inc." As Dwight Jeckel,
a Regional Airline Captain says, "The only item highlighted on
my resume when I was interviewed was the ATOP. He was most impressed
with the fact that I had advanced systems and airline procedures indoctrination."
B-737 or A-320 Introduction: In the two day period, ATOP pilots learn the operation of
every cockpit switch and system. Kevin Clark, a captain for a major
airline, was ATOP's first graduate to be hired by an all
737 airline. He says that, "The ATOP helped me in the
interview. When the recruiter noted my B-737 experience and asked
me some questions about the airplane, I was able to speak intelligently
about the machine." Instructors at Flight Training International,
a B-737 type rating school, have stated that they can identify an ATOP graduate because they are "ahead of the game."
THE BEST AIRLINE TRAINING FACILITIES IN THE INDUSTRY:
ATOP is inspired by major airline learning techniques. ATOP
pilots are introduced to airline teaching styles, manuals, and procedures.
Throughout the two days, ATOP participants will have ample opportunity
to informally network with flight personnel and speak to training center
management as they visit the class (on a time-permitting basis). Additionally,
an optional airline career and interview briefing is included in the
operated independently, ATOP is recognized for it's mission to
educate. Captain G. Moore, an interviewer for a major airline, has said
to ATOP pilots, "Your taking the ATOP speaks well for you.
We like to see that a person invests in himself and his career."
an aspiring aviation professional at a training institution such
as Embry-Riddle, an academy, or the local airport flight school;
a flight officer for the regionals; a military aviator; a corporate
pilot...or even an average "Sunday Pilot"...you will find
that the ATOP
is unique. There is no other experience available today that will put
you directly in touch with your dreams of flying for a major airline
for two full days, including simulator time, for $495.00.
COURSE FEE INCLUDES:
Tour of the Pilot Training Center
hours of B-737/800 or A-320 Systems & Procedures Familiarization
hours of Cockpit Management Procedures with B-737 or A-320 Cockpit Mock-ups.
Fly the B-737/800 or A-320 "Full Flight" Simulators. One
hour of B-737/800 or A-320 simulator time may be logged along with two ILS approaches
and two landings.
or A-320 "Mini Manual"
Airline Career and Interview Briefing
OPTION! The FAR 61.31(g) "High Altitude Endorsement" may
be earned for an additional $125 pending flight training device availability. Be certain to inquire when registering!