If you believe what more and more folks in the travel business are saying these days, we’re headed for a pilot shortage—or perhaps we’re already in one. Analysts suggest the travel industry will expand by about four percent a year for the foreseeable future. That means an insatiable need for pilots, which, in turn, translates to new opportunities for flight training academies.
ATP Flight School, headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., is America’s largest civilian aviation training facility. Organized by a group of airline pilots in 1984, the initial goal of the school was to provide transition training for military pilots completing their obligation and making the move from turbine military aircraft to commercial airliners.