RESTRICTED ATP QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

FAA Notice N 8900.225

This FAA Notice is a 16 page document that outlines the ATP rule changes that became effective on 07/10/13 and the new rules that will be implemented on 08/01/14. There are some immediate changes for pilots seeking a Restricted ATP. This document is available on the FAA website and can be found with most search engines by searching N 8900.225. If you can't find it, send us an email and request a copy. We will send you a pdf copy by return email.  

Opinion

If the "final rule" goes into effect on August 1, 2014 as currently written, the price for a Restricted ATP certification will increase to the $10,000 range, the time required to complete the training program will increase significantly, part 61 flight schools will not be allowed to provide training and many pilots will find the program cost prohibitive. If you meet the current FAA requirements for the Restricted ATP certification, we strongly urge you to obtain the certification before all of the new rules go into effect! 

Restricted ATP Requirements between 07/13/13 and 07/31/14

The Restricted ATP certificate is for multi-engine aircraft and can only be used to serve as a first officer at an air carrier.

All pilots must:

  • Be at least 21 years old;
  • Hold a commercial pilot certificate with an instrument rating;
  • Pass the ATP knowledge test and practical test;
  • Meet the aeronautical experience requirements of Section 61.160.

Military pilots must:

  • Have a minimum of 750 hours of total flight time as a pilot.

Civilian pilots with 1000 hours of total flight time must:

  • Be a graduate from an institution of higher education who holds a bachelor's degree with an aviation major and has completed at least 60 semester credit hours of aviation course work;
  • Have obtained the commercial pilot certificate and instrument rating from an associated part 141 pilot school.

 Civilian pilots with 1250 hours of total flight time must:

  •  Be a graduate from an institution of higher education who holds a bachelor's degree or an associate's degree with an aviation major and has completed at least 30 semester credit hours of aviation course work;
  • Have obtained the commercial pilot certificate and instrument rating from an associated part 141 pilot school.

Civilian pilots with 1500 hours of total flight and 200 hours of cross country flight time qualify.

Restricted ATP Requirements Starting 08/01/14

After 07/31/14, pilots pursuing a Restricted ATP certificate must also complete an ATP certification training program. The program will include 30 hours of ground training and 10 hours of simulator training. The program must be completed prior to  being eligible to take the ATP written and practical tests. The 10 hours of simulator training will include 6 hours of training in a level C or D (full motion) simulator. According to the rule, this course will only be offered through Part 141, 142, 135 or 121 certificate holders, not allowing for Part 61 flight schools to develop courses and provide the training.

Glendale Municipal Airport Info

All Flight operations originate at the Glendale Municipal Airport which is located in the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan area. The airport is approximately 2 miles east of Luke AFB. Check out our ATP Progams

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