Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP CTP) For the Aerospace Department of Middle Tennessee State University

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Waite, Leland Thomas
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Middle Tennessee State University
On August 1, 2010, the United States Government enacted Public Law 111-216, which affected a number of changes to the certification requirements for Airline Transport Pilots (ATPs), and to the rules governing their employment with air carriers. Based on an extensive lobby effort throughout the industry, primarily in response to the crash of Colgan Air flight 3407, all pilots operating for a public air carrier were required to hold an ATP certificate. Further, any pilots wishing to obtain an ATP airplane multiengine certificate were also now required to complete the Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP CTP). This course, offered by FAA certificate holders under 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) parts 121, 135, 141, or 142, was designed to bridge the “knowledge gap” for pilots transitioning from small, general aviation aircraft to large, high-performance and complex turboprop or jet aircraft. In order to provide graduates of the Aerospace Department at Middle Tennessee State University with the most relevant and industry-focused training, this capstone project seeks to establish the feasibility and present a draft of a training course outline (TCO) for the Airline Transport Pilot Certification Training Program (ATP CTP) to be used with Professional Pilot students.
1500 Hour Rule, Airline Transport Pilot Certif, ATP CTP, Pubilc Law 111-216, Restricted ATP