I noticed some new programs on ATP's website. Anybody see it yet?
Adaptation is required of a business if it wants to stay in business.I wouldn't necessarily call them new programs, all they are doing is just chopping up their career program, so they can appeal to that demographic that dont want to fly professionally or become CFI's .
Now is that 120 hours of multi time or what? They don't word it very clearly. The commercial one said "100 hours Multi PIC". If I could do it over again, I couldv'e gotten my Private Single then Multi add-on AND Instrument for probably less than half of what they are asking. Not as many hours though, but unless you don't aspire to be a Commercial Pilot of any sort, hours don't really matter.yea I just saw them. 24k for private to multi instrument? hmmmm.....
Another ATP line, "We do not teach foreign pilots!"Funny how this time last year I remember the speech that the VP gave to our "new hire" class. "We only teach those looking for a professional career, we dont just teach private pilots, only those who are looking to become airline pilots."
My thoughts exactly. They are hoping here that it works. With 1000's of 121 guys on the street right now its hard to get someone willing to blow 60-70k on ATP. Thus trying to adapt and make it with the current economy and state of the industry. ATP will survive but they are hurting now for students at many locations. Panama City is one of the many that have noticed a large reduction in students.Funny how this time last year I remember the speech that the VP gave to our "new hire" class. "We only teach those looking for a professional career, we dont just teach private pilots, only those who are looking to become airline pilots."
Tours mean nothing if students do not sign up and make the company money. Unless all of a sudden you started to charge for tours and its making ATP money.Actually, judging from the amount of tours we still have, I don't think it is for a lack of students wanting to come to ATP. Financing is harder.