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Renting ATP a/c during days off

Are students allowed to rent ATP’s aircraft during weekends or days off? It would be pretty cool to fly to the Bahamas in the summer for a couple of nights or Gatlinburg to look at the leaves turn in the fall.

Sergey,

No, nyet, nein, iie, and did I mention NO! ATPs aircraft are for use by ATP students and the instructors for the purposes of training and flying in conjunction with training (ie, cross countries for time building). Aircraft insurance is EXPENSIVE and that would open ATP to a whole other level of liability. That would mean planes would also be unavailable for student use.

Adam

Roger. Just wondering… yeah insurance is pricey indeed.

ATP keeps their airplanes very busy with flight training and as such does not rent them out.

Chris