Crew Pilot Training: Frequently Asked Questions
ABOUT CREW PILOT TRAINING
Crew Pilot Training is authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct the Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Certification Training Program (CTP). We specialize in Boeing 737 flight training for commercial pilots looking to upgrade to ATP with a Boeing 737 aircraft type rating.
Our experienced team has a long history (around 40 years) of training B-737 pilots for all major airlines. All of our flight instructors and Training Center Evaluators (TCEs) in our flight school are retired from major airlines. This means that they have relevant, professional experience working with some of the largest airlines in the industry.
We are also a veteran owned and operated company, and strongly believe that servicemen and women deserve VA benefits and support in accessing pilot training in order to further their careers. If you are interested in learning more, check out our team page and veteran benefits information.
WHY GET YOUR AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOT (ATP) LICENSE?
If you are interested in making a career out of being a pilot, moving from a private pilot to a commercial pilot certificate, and then graduating to an airline pilot is most likely the most strategic and stable career path. According to the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median income for a commercial airline pilot in 2017 is $137,330, which can justify the time, money, and effort that goes into getting up to that level.
WHY CHOOSE CREW PILOT TRAINING FOR YOUR ATP-CTP CERTIFICATION PROGRAM? WHAT MAKES YOU DIFFERENT?
Not only does the Crew Pilot Training team have experienced, veteran pilot instructors and cater to veterans, but we also personalize our courses and limit the class number between one and ten students. We do this because we believe in quality training and one-on-one sessions and mentorship. Also, this enables us to prepare different students for different achievements depending on the stage they are at. Unlike other programs, we make sure students are ready to take the AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOT MULTI-ENGINE (ATM) knowledge examination after graduating.
WHICH BOEING 737s CAN I FLY WITH A TYPE RATING FROM CPT?
All Boeing 737 Aircraft are considered common rating, which is good for all 737’s. Crew Pilot Training offers a differences course for the pilots that require training on a specific series aircraft for insurance purposes.
I AM A COMMERCIAL PILOT, BUT I MEET THE REQUIREMENTS FOR AN ATP. CAN I GET AN ATP WITH MY RATING?
Yes. For commercial-rated pilots wanting to add the ATP license, bring a copy of your ATP written examination and attend our ATP-CTP Course, and we will add the ATP at no extra charge.
WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO ATTEND THE TYPE RATING COURSE?
Minimum requirements to attend the 737 type rating course are as follows: 1) You must have a US FAA Commercial Pilot license, Multi-Engine with an Instrument Rating; 2) you must have a valid civilian 1st class medical ID only if applying for Veterans benefits. For the student attending without Veterans Benefits, no medical is required.
Read the following regulations FAR 61.63 or 61.64 for more information on how to qualify for entry into the B-737 simulator only program. You must meet at least one of the different rules to qualify for entry or a limitation of 25 hours will be added to your license.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST AND HOW ARE PAYMENTS HANDLED?
The ATP-CTP certification course costs $4,800.00 (not including veteran benefits), and all payments are handled via our website on the make a payment page, or you can call Ray Brendle at (281) 360-1010. Visa and MasterCard payments are accepted via phone.
WHERE DOES CREW PILOT TRAINING CONDUCT COURSES?
We have multiple locations that provide different certification programs (subject to change depending on staff, supplies, and cohort sizes).
Dallas / Ft. Worth (DFW): ATP-CTP training and B-737-NG certification.
Sanford, Florida: B-737-Classic EFIS and ATP-CTP training.
Freeport, Florida: ATP-CTP certification.
Miami, Florida: ATP-CTP certification, B-737-Classic EFIS and B-737-NG training.
CAN NON-US CITIZENS (FOREIGN STUDENTS AND PILOTS) TAKE COURSES WITH CREW PILOT TRAINING?
Yes, but you must apply for approval by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for each flight school that you plan on potentially attending. For more information, go to the Flight School Candidates TSA/DHS website.
HOW ARE CLASSES SCHEDULED?
Classes are ongoing. However, if you have a special day you would rather start, bring a friend or two and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. For more information, please fill out an application, or contact us.
WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION AND RESCHEDULING POLICY?
Please visit the cancellation and rescheduling page to view our policies.
WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CREW PILOT TRAINING ATP-CTP CERTIFICATION COURSE, OR COMMERCIAL PILOT TRAINING AND PREPARATION INFORMATION IN GENERAL?
If you are interested in more information about our ATP-CTP commercial certification course, check out the ATP-CTP course page. If you want to talk to a person instead, Steve Lee serves as the primary point-of-contact for Crew Pilot Training. He is more than happy to answer your questions. You can reach him at (850) 203-0330. (Backup Contact: Ray (281) 360-1010 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
For more general information around ATP certificate guidelines, becoming a pilot, and more, a great place to start is the FAA pilot training webpage, and we also provide information about pilot training, education and career tips on the Crew Pilot Training blog.