ATP CTP is the starting point for obtaining your FAA Airline Transport Pilot License

Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP CTP)

The Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP CTP) is the starting point for obtaining your FAA Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) License and bridge the transition from commercial pilot certification to ATP certification, ready for a career with the Regional and International airlines.

At L3Harris we have state-of-the-art facilities and the industry expertise to help you gain your ATP CTP certification and find that perfect role as a First Officer. We’re also offering a discount on the price of this training program to graduates of our Flight Academy. So, if you successfully complete - or have completed - one of our Integrated training courses such as the Professional Pilot Program (PPP) or Airline Pilot Track (APT) you’ll be eligible for the discounted price.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Course Overview

The ATP CTP course consists of 40 hours total training, 30 hours of Ground School learning and 10 hours of Simulator learning in both Fixed Training Devices (FTD) and Full Flight Simulators (FFS). The course footprint includes:

  • Training in navigation
  • Automation
  • Runway safety
  • High altitude operations
  • Low energy states
  • Upset Prevention Recovery Training (UPRT).

When you have completed the entire course you can choose to take the tests with us or at a location anywhere in USA. Speak with a member of the team who will assist you in finding a testing center convenient to you.

When you have completed the entire course you can choose to take the tests with us or at a location anywhere in USA. Please register for ATP Knowledge Test here.

ATP CTP certificate does not have an expiration date, however ATP knowledge test results are valid for five years from the date the test was taken.

The course is 6/7 consecutive days so you will need to arrange hotel accommodation for the duration of the program. Our hotel recommendation for this course can be found here and can be booked directly or through L3Harris when you have your course details.

Course Content

Duration: 7 days

Ground School: 4 days (30 hours)

  • Ground School will be at JetBlue University located at Orlando International Airport (approx. 45 mins from our Sanford Academy).
  • Class will begin at 8:00am Monday - Thursday and you must attend each day to complete the course.
  • Please ensure you arrive before the start of class at 8:00am.
  • We partner with crew hotels near the training center – during enrollment process we will provide you with the hotel location and crew rates. Shuttles are available free of charge to up to 3 miles (to/from the airport, to/from the training center)
  • Lunch break (1hr) – times vary from day to day, but usually around noon during Ground School.
  • There is a cafeteria on site with average prices of $7 – $10.
  • Refrigerators/microwaves/toasters vending machines are available at the training facility.

Flight Training: 2-3 days (10 hours)

  • After completion of ground school day 4, you will be scheduled for 3 simulator sessions.
  • One session in a fixed base trainer (4 hours)
  • Two sessions in a Full Flight Simulator (3 hours/each).
  • You can log up to 6 hours of Full Flight SIM time so don’t forget to bring your logbook.
  • You must make your own arrangements with the hotel to request shuttle service to and from the training center.

Please note: you do not need to bring headsets with you for the SIM sessions.

Academic training content consists of:

  • High-altitude aerodynamics and manoeuvring
  • Airplane weather detection systems
  • Advanced physiology/fitness for flight
  • Multi-crew communication training
  • Multi-crew environment checklist usage
  • Low-visibility operations
  • Advanced navigation concepts unique to air carrier operations
  • Air carrier safety culture to include safety programs used to enhance air carrier safety, including: Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP)

This course content is an example of our Orlando location. We also have training facilities in Dallas, Texas. Training follows the same footprint as Orlando. If Dallas would be a more convenient location please let us know when making your booking.

Course Price

$3,150 (reduced from $4,995)

  • Additional discounts available for groups of 4+.*
  • Custom start dates available for groups of four.*
  • COVID custom exclusive class if you have a large group (4+) - Ground School and SIMs will only be students you know, we will not offer the class date to the public.*

*SIM and resource availability restrictions may apply - subject to training services terms & conditions

Course Location and Dates

Availability for 2021.

Our Orlando based training is split between the L3Harris Flight Academy campus at Sanford International airport and the JetBlue University at Orlando International Airport.

We also have dates available at our Dallas training center. For more information about training facilities and accommodation in Dallas please ask a member of the team when making your booking.

Orlando, FloridaDallas, Texas
May 8, 10, 31May 14, 21
June 21June 11, 25
July 12July 9, 23
August 2, 23August 6, 20, 27
September 13September 17
October 4, 25October 1, 15, 29
November 15November 12
December 6December 10

Please note: Getting ready for your exams will require additional study. We can recommend a range of supporting tools and materials that will help you during you course. We also offer discounts to pilots training with us on a range of training courseware. Contact us for more information.

Why Choose L3Harris Airline Academy?
100% funding available for those who qualify
100% funding available for those who qualify

We work with 11 affiliate airlines (with pathways to United, American and Delta)
We work with 11 affiliate airlines (with pathways to United, American and Delta)

96% of graduates who stay with us to build flight hours go on to be placed with airlines
96% of graduates who stay with us to build flight hours go on to be placed with airlines

Guaranteed Flight Instructor interview upon graduation
Guaranteed Flight Instructor interview upon graduation