ATP Richmond sometimes used a DE who is based out of an airport just outside of the RIC class C. If you use him, you'll fly the Seminole with your instructor to him.If one is doing the 90 day Airline Career Pilot Program and is based in Richmond, then is are all checkrides conducted at the airport at which you are based out of?
Or are checkrides sometimes scheduled at another ATP location?
Checkrides will be done at your ‘home’ location. The only exception will be for your CFI checkride. Your CFI intial will be somewhere in Florida and you can then do your II, and single engine add-on back in Richmond.
Good luck and have fun!
When I did seminole out to different places for checkrides, ATP did not give me any additional time. They cut off your cross countries about 10 hours short for this purpose. If it looks like you are going to go over 135 ME, they will put you in the back while an instructor and another student fly you out to wherever your checkride is.Personally, if you're lucky, you get to fly a seminole to your checkride, thats more ME time that ATP gives you. Couple of times I had to DRIVE to FLL from SUA, that really sucked.
Yea, they def. do NOT give you any extra time. I know in RAL when we would go to Cable for our checkride, the time it took to get over there would come out of our 2 hour checkride block.When I did seminole out to different places for checkrides, ATP did not give me any additional time. They cut off your cross countries about 10 hours short for this purpose. If it looks like you are going to go over 135 ME, they will put you in the back while an instructor and another student fly you out to wherever your checkride is.
I airlined from ATL to FLL and back. And I was thrilled to not have to seminole down there. After the MEI was passed, it was great to just go to the terminal, have a $8 beer at the airport bar and leave the flying to AirTran.
I don't know how you think that you have a right to say my experiences are false. I ended with about 138 hours of ME time. Had I not flown to certain check rides, I would of had less ME time. And how can you call it false when two of my SUA classmates did exactly that, they came back and flew about 10 hours of what they had left after they proved to dispatch they were owed more time because they had the dispatch sheets.Bill H,
Your previous quote is blatantly false. You sure have changed...
Similar thing with me. I finished up my SE CFI and then did an out-and-back from FTY to Jasper. That brought me up to 136.ATP hasn't changed in that respect. they TRY to stop you at 135 hours, and with some people, they succeed. hell, they tried to stop me at 134. after i got all three CFI's, i had 8.8 hours left to get. knocked off 4 with a short trip, then on the last day i went from RIC to TTN and they said go back to richmond and i would be done. i said no, i wouldnt, how bout i go to RDU. so they put me on hold and came back and said go ahead and file to durham. then i pulled the throttles back