Airline Transport Qualified Pilot

Zero-1500 Training Program at $59,999

ActivePILOT Academy offers a complete Airline Transport Pilot training package to cover the entire journey of students interested to obtain their ATP Certificate starting with Zero flight time. Students interested in this Academy’s program are enrolled in a 5-days/week schedule and are given priority in aircraft scheduling and check-ride bookings to ensure they meet their certification deadlines on time.

For most pilots, the final milestone before beginning your airline pilot career is obtaining the Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate. This is the highest level of pilot certificate obtainable and a remarkable achievement. While a commercial certificate allows an aviator to work (and earn money) as a professional pilot, the ATP certificate can be found as a requirement for most professional pilot jobs.


Zero-1500 Roadmap

Private Pilot License

The first step towards becoming an airline pilot is earning your Private Pilot Certificate. The Private Pilot Certificate is where we all start our aviation journey. By earning a private pilot license, you can legally fly an aircraft. Private pilots are trained to navigate small aircraft by themselves. Flight training includes aircraft maneuvers, navigation, emergency procedures and cross-country flight planning. While people may seek the license for hobby or sport reasons, a private pilot certification is the first major milestone on the road to becoming an airline pilot.

Instrument Rating

After getting your Private Pilot License, the next step is getting Instrument Rating. On this phase, you’ll discover that it’s much nicer flying above those clouds where the air is calm, and the visibility is endless. It will all starts feeling like being a true professional pilot.

Commercial Pilot License

A commercial pilot license, or certificate, is a type of pilot license that allows someone to operate an aircraft for compensation. A licensed commercial pilot may act as pilot-in-command of an aircraft for compensation or hire, as well as carry persons or property for compensation or hire. To put it another way, holding a commercial pilot license means you are legally allowed to get paid as a pilot and will be your first step to becoming a certified flight instructor.

Certified Flight Instructor

As a certificated flight instructor, you can build flight experience quickly to meet the airline and corporate hiring minimums. Flight instructors aim to be role models in the aviation community, sharing knowledge and experience with their students, and for many people, it is the first job in aviation that earns them a paycheck. By achieving your CFI certificate, not only every teaching hour becomes a flight time for you, but you will also start generating an income. This is where you can cover the rest of your ATP training by making your flight teaching times pay your tuition.

CFI - Instrument / +$6,000

As an instrument flight instructor, you can build additional flight time by preparing students for their instrument rating certification. By achieving your CFII certificate, not only you will receive a raise in your salary, but you can also build more flight time.

Multi-Engine Rating / +$6,000

For all candidates, even those that already hold a pilot certificate, the multi-engine aircraft is the first exposure to performing their duties in a complex aircraft. Complex aircraft implies the aircraft has retractable landing gear, flaps, and a controllable pitch propeller. These systems can present new procedural challenges and understanding of new systems to a candidate, in addition to new concepts such as multi-engine aerodynamics, rules governing certification of multi-engine aircraft, and unique engine failure scenarios, including shutting an engine down in flight.




To begin your Zero-1500 training, a student must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age.
  • Read, speak, write, and understand the English language.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or hold a Permanent Resident Visa.


To start training, a student pilot must hold a minimum of a third-class medical certificate, which can be obtained through an aeromedical examiner (AME). This should be done early on in training as you will not be able to solo an airplane without your medical certificate. Certificates must also be renewed periodically. If you are under the age of 40, this is every 60 months. While if you are over the age of 40, you must renew your medical certificate every 24 months. To become an Airline Transport Pilot, candidates must be able to hold a first-class medical certificate.


Cost of Training

Individual Academy
Private Pilot License Training $16,200 $13,999
Instrument Time Building $7,999 $7,520
Instrument Rating Training $15,300 $13,199
Commercial Pilot License Time Building $12,410 $11,680
Commercial Pilot License Training $10,650 $9,699
Certified Flight Instructor Training $9,750 $7,599
TOTAL ESTIMATE (Pay As You Go) $72,309 $63,696
TOTAL ESTIMATE (Pay In Advance) N/A $59,999

Disclaimer: Cost estimates are based on FAA minimum training requirements. Individual experiences may vary and actual training times may exceed these estimates. Costs are based on January 2023 effective rates. The cost of examinations is based on fees charged by FAA-designated examiners and is not collected by ActivePILOT. Retaking each written test or practical check examination may have additional fees collected by the testing facilities or examiners.
Disclaimer: This quote is only an estimate of the total training time required to achieve Private Certification, Instrument Rating, and Commercial certificate SEL and offers no guarantee of successful certification at the completion of the course. The total training cost calculated here does not include fees for FAA airman knowledge tests, examiner fees for the FAA practical test, or the cost of any additional required pilot supplies. Additionally, this cost can differ based on student performance or changes to aircraft rental rates with other aircraft. Preferred rates apply only to a prepaid program ONLY, Service of aircraft rental and instruction provided will be adjusted to regular rates if prepaid program early cancellation occurs. Regular Rates will be effective if additional training is required. (Offer for a limited time only).

Cost of Examinations

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Note: The cost of examinations is based on fees charged by FAA-designated examiners and is not collected by ActivePILOT. Retaking each written test or practical check examination may have additional fees collected by the testing facilities or examiners.

Cost of Materials


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Start with an Introductory Flight

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