Hey fellow Aviators,
I’ve been reading a couple of threads now about new ATP students’ experiences prior to beginning the program and their updates as they go about it, and decided to jump on the bandwagon.
My name is Michal, and I am going to be starting at the Denver, CO ATP location on June 17th. I couldn’t be any happier about this decision and cannot wait to being this journey. So far, I have acquired my First Class Medical and have completed my Intro Flight, and now am in the process of studying for my PAR w/ King Schools (love the dry humor in the videos). I plan on completing the PAR, IRA and CAX prior to my show time, to be able to come in “sorta” prepared for the program (plus the reimbursement for ForeFlight is a really nice incentive to knock those out).
My goal is to get signed on with an airline once I accumulate the required 500 flight hours and work as hard as I can to be able to succeed in school and as a flight instructor, and one day fly the “higher” friendly skies with you all. Getting signed on with American would be a dream come true, as I’ve been flying American since I was a born.
I really love that there is a site like this for us fellow aviators to communicate through and help build each other up with information and stories of personal experience. If any of you have any tips/experiences other than the ones posted throughout this site that you’d like to share, please feel free to message me or reply to this post - otherwise, thanks for reading my introduction and I look forward to getting to know you all.