Becoming an Airline Transport Pilot, or ATP, is a significant accomplishment in your flying career. Airline Transport Pilots are responsible for operating large transport aircraft with advanced systems. To further your aviation career, or to enter the airlines, achieving an ATP certificate is a must.

To learn what is required, how you can get started, and what Gleim products can help you achieve your goals, click on the tabs above.
Deluxe ATP Kit
Deluxe ATP Kit
  • Books
  • Test Prep Online
  • Flight Bag
  • Online Ground School
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GLEIM Online Ground School
GLEIM Online Ground School
Enhance your knowledge with the Gleim Online Ground School, a complete and thorough ground school designed to help you pass your FAA Knowledge test. We GUARANTEE you will pass!
Gleim Online Ground School - Canadian Conversion
Gleim Online Ground School - Canadian Conversion
Enhance your knowledge with the Gleim Online Ground School, a complete and thorough ground school designed to help you pass your FAA Knowledge test. We GUARANTEE you will pass!
REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN AN AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOT CERTIFICATE

For information on the restricted ATP certificate, please click here.
  1. Be at least 23 years of age (at the time of the ATP practical test).
  2. Be able to read, write, and converse in the English language.
  3. Be of good moral character.
  4. Hold at least a commercial pilot certificate and an instrument rating, a restricted ATP certificate, or a foreign ATP or commercial pilot certificate.
  5. Hold at least a current FAA third-class medical certificate. Later, if your flying requires an ATP certificate, you must hold a first-class medical certificate.
  6. Complete an approved ATP Certification Training Program (CTP).
    1. A current list of approved ATP CTP providers can be found at https://www.faa.gov/pilots/training/atp/.
    2. This requirement is only valid if you are seeking the ATP certificate with a multi-engine rating. The ATP single-engine rating does not require completion of a CTP program.
  7. Pass a pilot knowledge test with a score of 70% or better. The ATP multi-engine airplane test (ATM) consists of 125 multiple-choice questions selected from the airplane-related questions in the FAA's ATP, aircraft dispatcher, and flight navigator knowledge test bank.
    1. A knowledge test is not required for you to add another aircraft type rating to your ATP certificate if your ATP certificate lists the aircraft category and class rating that is appropriate to the type of rating sought.
    2. After July 31, 2014, for an ATP certificate with an airplane category multi-engine class rating, you must receive a graduation certificate from an authorized training provider under FAR part 121, 135, 141, or 142 meeting the requirements of FAR 61.156 before applying for the knowledge test.
    3. If you complete the ATP single-engine knowledge test (ATS) and then seek to add the multi-engine rating, you will be required to complete an ATP CTP program prior to taking the ATM knowledge test.
  8. Accumulate flight experience in accordance with FAR 61.159.
  9. Successfully complete a practical flight test given as a final exam by an FAA inspector or designated pilot examiner and conducted as specified in the FAA's Airline Transport Pilot and Type Rating Practical Test Standards.
PRIVILEGES AND LIMITATIONS
  1. A person who holds an airline transport pilot certificate is entitled to the same privileges as a person who holds a commercial pilot certificate with an instrument rating.
  2. An ATP may instruct other pilots in aircraft of the same category, class, and type, as they are rated and endorse the logbook of the person to whom the training has been given.
    1. Excluding briefings and debriefings, an ATP may not instruct in aircraft for more than 8 hours in any consecutive 24-hour period or more than 36 hours in any 7-consecutive-day period.
  1. Be at least 21 years of age (at the time of the ATP practical test).
  2. Be able to read, write, and converse in the English language.
  3. Be of good moral character.
  4. Hold at least a commercial pilot certificate and an instrument rating or a foreign ATP or commercial pilot certificate.
  5. Hold at least a current FAA third-class medical certificate. Later, if your flying requires an ATP certificate, you must hold a first-class medical certificate.
  6. Complete an approved ATP Certification Training Program (CTP).
    1. A current list of approved ATP CTP providers can be found at https://www.faa.gov/pilots/training/atp/.
    2. This requirement is only valid if you are seeking the ATP certificate with a multi-engine rating. The ATP single-engine rating does not require completion of a CTP program.
  7. Pass a pilot knowledge test with a score of 70% or better. The ATP multi-engine test (ATM) consists of 125 multiple-choice questions selected from the airplane-related questions in the FAA's ATP, aircraft dispatcher, and flight navigator knowledge test bank.
    1. A knowledge test is not required for you to add another aircraft type rating to your ATP certificate if your ATP certificate lists the aircraft category and class rating that is appropriate to the type of rating sought.
    2. If you complete the ATP single-engine knowledge test (ATS) and then seek to add the multi-engine rating, you will be required to complete an ATP CTP program prior to taking the ATM knowledge test.
  8. Accumulate flight experience in accordance with FAR 61.160.
  9. Successfully complete a practical flight test given as a final exam by an FAA inspector or designated pilot examiner and conducted as specified in the FAA's Airline Transport Pilot and Type Rating Practical Test Standards.
PRIVILEGES AND LIMITATIONS OF THE RESTRICTED ATP CERTIFICATE
  1. A person who has not met the requirements of an ATP certificate without restriction (as specified in 14 CFR Part 61.160) may not:
    1. Act as pilot in command in certain operations conducted in 14 CFR Parts 91, 121, or 135; or
    2. Serve as second in command in flag or supplemental operations in part 121 of this chapter requiring three or more pilots.
  2. More information on the limitations of a restricted ATP certificate can be found in 14 CFR Part 61.167.
HOW TO BECOME AN AIRLINE TRANSPORT PILOT
  1. Obtain the Gleim ATP Kit. Additionally, you will need VFR & IFR charts, an Airport/Facility Directory, and a copy of your airplane's Pilot Operating Handbook (POH).
  2. If seeking the ATP multi-engine certification, complete an approved ATP Certification Training Program (CTP).
    1. A current list of approved ATP CTP providers can be found at https://www.faa.gov/pilots/training/atp.
    2. This requirement is only valid if you are seeking the ATP certificate with a multi-engine rating. The ATP single-engine rating does not require completion of a CTP program.
  3. Take and pass your FAA pilot knowledge test with a score of 70% or better. Use the Gleim Airline Transport Pilot Knowledge Test book, Gleim FAA Test Prep Online, and Gleim Online Ground School.
  4. Take and pass your knowledge and practical tests!
Click here to access a digital version of FAR Part 121 - Air Carrier Operations
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Airline Transport Pilot FAA Knowledge Test book
Irvin N. Gleim, Garrett W. Gleim
Num. Pages: 1080
ISBN:
978-1-58194-526-3

$36.95
Description:

The primary purpose of the Gleim Airline Transport Pilot FAA Knowledge Test book is to provide you with the easiest, fastest, and least-expensive means of passing the FAA knowledge test. Gleim Knowledge Transfer Outlines at the beginning of each study unit concisely present the relevant material needed to answer questions selected from previously released FAA test banks as well as questions that have been developed from current FAA reference materials.

This book can be used in preparation for the following FAA airmen knowledge tests:

  • ATM: Airline Transport Pilot Multiengine Airplane (121)
  • ATS: Airline Transport Pilot Single Engine (135)
  • ADX: Aircraft Dispatcher
  • ARA: Airline Transport Pilot Part 135 – Added Rating
Benefits:
  • Learn and understand difficult concepts easily using the Knowledge Transfer Outlines
  • Learn principles instead of memorizing answers by reviewing answer explanations after answering questions under exam conditions
  • Includes reprints of relevant images in the FAA Testing Supplement for accurate test representation
  • Prepare for the exam by taking practice FAA knowledge tests
  • Aircraft Dispatcher-specific questions provided in Appendix for precise study
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Pilot Handbook
Irvin N. Gleim, Garrett W. Gleim
Num. Pages: 576
ISBN:
978-1-58194-190-6

$24.95
Description:

Representing a complete ground school text, the Gleim Pilot Handbook consolidates and organizes all FAA material relevant to pilots in one easy-to-use text. This material includes information from Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, the Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, Airplane Flying Handbook, Aviation Weather Services, and many other FAA publications.

The Gleim Pilot Handbook was carefully designed to make it easy for you to learn and understand while saving you time, effort, frustration, and money. The knowledge transfer outlines and full-color illustrations in this book simplify and facilitate your learning and understanding.

Benefits:
  • High-quality, full-color illustrations
  • All information is logically organized into easy-to-read study units
  • Great reference book for all pilots, from Sport to CFI
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FAR/AIM
Irvin N. Gleim, Garrett W. Gleim
Num. Pages: 856
ISBN:
978-1-58194-512-6

$15.95
Description:

The Gleim FAR/AIM simplifies and facilitates your understanding of the complex rules governing aviation. The bigger and darker font, well-placed indentations, two-column formatting, and careful spacing are designed to make it easier to read, learn, and understand. A comprehensive FAR index in front of the book and an AIM index at the back make it easier to find pertinent portions of the FARs and/or AIM than do government indexes.

Benefits:
  • Conveniently sized to fit in your flight bag--perfect for cross country flights
  • Reference tabs for both the FAR and the AIM make searching for topics easy
  • Sharp, full-color AIM images included

Click here to access a digital version of the Gleim FAR/AIM

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Aviation Weather and Weather Services
Irvin N. Gleim, Garrett W. Gleim
Num. Pages: 552
ISBN:
978-1-58194-845-5

$29.95
Description:

Gleim Aviation Weather and Weather Services provides you with an up-to-date compilation of the FAA's weather publications in one easy-to-understand reference book. This book explains the FAA's Aviation Weather (AC 00-6A) and Aviation Weather Services (AC 00-45G), along with other Advisory Circulars.

Gleim Aviation Weather and Weather Services is an exceptional study text for topics and information relating to the FAA instrument rating and will help you be prepared for the oral portion of your instrument rating practical test.

Benefits:
  • Presented in an intuitive and easy-to-read format for effective knowledge transfer
  • Learn common weather-related terms using the FAA Weather Glossary
  • Includes high-quality color images to better illustrate all concepts
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Gleim Online Ground School for ATP
Irvin N. Gleim, Garrett W. Gleim
ISBN:
978-1-58194-996-4

$99.95
Description:

Important Notice: Effective August 1, 2014, for an ATP certificate with an airplane category multiengine class rating, you must receive a graduation certificate from an authorized training provider under FAR part 121, 135, 141, or 142 meeting the requirements of FAR 61.156 before applying for the knowledge test.

The Gleim Online Ground School uses our sophisticated Knowledge Transfer Systems to ensure that you master all the information you need to be a competent, safe pilot and to pass your FAA knowledge test with confidence.

Available for the following ratings:

  • ATM: Airline Transport Pilot Multiengine Airplane (121)
  • ATS: Airline Transport Pilot Single Engine (135)
  • ADX: Aircraft Dispatcher
  • ARA: Airline Transport Pilot Part 135 – Added Rating
Benefits:
  • Gleim Guarantee: You will pass your knowledge test or get your money back!
  • Prepare efficiently and effectively by studying on your own schedule
  • Gain confidence by emulating tests as presented by both national testing centers

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FAA Test Prep Online-Airline Transport Pilot
ISBN:
978-1-58194-531-7

$64.95
Description:

Gleim FAA Test Prep Online contains all the detailed study outlines, FAA questions, and on-screen charts and figures you need to study for and pass the Airline Transport Pilot FAA Knowledge Test in one unique, easy-to-use program.

Gleim Test Prep Online is the industry leader in self-study for the FAA Knowledge Tests.

Benefits:

TESTING

  • Over 1,650 Multiple-Choice Questions
  • Unlimited Test Sessions that act like Practice Exams
  • Includes previously released FAA questions and questions developed from current FAA reference material
  • Thorough answer explanations for correct AND incorrect choices to cement understanding
  • Study Session option for immediate feedback
  • Formatting and functionality emulate the actual exam at the major testing vendors

SUPPORT

  • 12 months of unlimited access (use on as many computers/mobile devices as you want for your own personal use)
  • Accessible inquiry links for expert assistance
  • Performance Analysis tracks progress and maintains a performance history
  • Uses Cloud technology to sync performance data to any device
  • No installation! Available online 24/7
  • Free instant, automatic updates
  • Compatible on all operating systems and mobile devices or tablets with an Internet connection. View Minimum System Requirements here.

Use Gleim Test Prep Online to ensure that you are prepared to succeed on the FAA Knowledge Tests.

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Flight Bag

$44.95
Description:

Whether you are a student pilot or have been flying for years, you need a flight bag for carrying important documents and flight gear. Our flight bag is fully functional for in-flight organization and provides quick access to all necessary equipment.

Benefits:
  • Protects your headset with a padded exterior headset pocket
  • Has ample room for a variety of materials in the front, side, and rear pockets
  • Conveniently holds all charts, training materials, books, and approach plates
  • Organized sections for cell phone, pens, and view-limiting devices
  • Large inside dividers make organization easy
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Logbook
ISBN:
978-1-58194-574-4

$9.95
Description:

This full-featured logbook is great for every pilot certification and rating, student through ATP. Using the straightforward approach Gleim is known for, this logbook simplifies the record-keeping process. With added endorsement sections, the Gleim logbook will cover your training throughout years of flying.

Benefits:
  • Complete endorsement section covering all endorsements required for student through CFII
  • Separate table of contents with numbered pages for quick reference
  • High-quality paper and durable hard-cover binding
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Plotter
ISBN:
1-58194-267-2

$6.95
Description:

Use your plotter to determine the true course (TC), the total distance of your flight, and the distance between each checkpoint.

Benefits:
  • High quality, Lexan-type material ensures durability
  • Easy-to-use sectional, WAC, TAC scale with nautical and statute mile delineations

A step-by-step description of how to use the Gleim navigational plotter can be found at Navigational Plotter Instructions.

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Flight Computer
ISBN:
1-58194-268-0

$9.95
Description:

A standard E6B computer made of durable fiberboard. Includes speed, time, and distance computations, along with temperature and other conversions that all pilots need to know in cross-country flight planning. This computer also includes a crosswind component graph, a Flight Plan Sequence Checklist, and Special Equipment Suffixes for daily flying.

Benefits:
  • Standard E6B computer for easy usage
  • Made from popular, durable fiberboard for longevity

A step-by-step description of how to use the Gleim flight computer is found at Flight Computer Instructions.

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  • Reference books
  • Online Ground School
  • ATP Knowledge Test book
  • Test Prep Online
 
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