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ATP part time class

Atp used to offer a part time class. Why did they discontinue it and do you think they might start it again?

Richard,

They discontinued it because it basically didn’t work. They actually only offered it for a short time to try and accommodate people who couldn’t commit to a full-time program. The problem is an accelerated training program is largely dependent on consistency and you simply can’t get the kind of consistency required training part time. The airlines don’t do it, the military doesn’t do it, ATP tried and found it didn’t work for them either.

No, I would not expect to see it again.

Adam

Thanks Adam!