Just wanted to update and give some insight to any thinking of joining. I started roughly 20 days ago. My experience thus far has been amazing. I completed all of my writtens all the way thru FOI by day three. I would encourage this as it has made things SO much easier. I can digest my daily ground and flight instruction in the evenings without the stress of a written hanging over me.
As for the instructors at my location they are amazing. My instructor is 20 not even old enough to buy a beer but he is top notch and knows his stuff. The kid can fly and I being 38 am VERY impressed with how well he teaches. He can put me at ease and work me thru any situation and it has sped me up a lot. He also knows when I have had enough anticipates this and has us end on a high note and back home before fatigue sets in.
I have read that some have concern over ATP making them buy extra time. So far my instructors and those around me here go above and beyond to make sure you have SPARE time to use if need be for skills you may lack in. The catch is they arent here to hold your hand. If you buckle down do your part and ask for help and put initiative into your work then they are there 100 percent to see you succeed. All the instructors at this location take great pride in the success of the students here and it shows.
I am extremely happy with my decision thus far to join ATP and I am looking forward to a great airline career in the not too distant future because of it. Now if you will excuse me I have some take off and landing skills to go over before bed. Hope this helps some of you who are on the fence.