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Wheels Up Partners with ATP Flight School

Wheels Up Partners with ATP Flight School

Wheels Up has formed a partnership with ATP Flight School to offer graduates a streamlined pathway to First Officer positions and long-term careers in aviation.

Amid the growing demand for commercial pilots, the partnership allows Wheels Up to recruit from ATP’s student and instructor group of 2,400 pilots, while providing ATP graduates with expanded opportunities for professional development and progression, says ATP.

“With demand for professional pilots at peak levels, ATP is committed and excited to work with our airline and corporate aviation partners to develop scalable pilot hiring solutions,” said Michael Arnold, Director of Marketing, ATP Flight School. “We’re proud to partner with Wheels Up and bring this opportunity to our graduates, providing them with yet another accelerated pathway to quickly establish their career at a leading carrier.”

Under the partnership, eligible ATP flight instructors can interview with Wheels Up at 1,000 hours total time. Successful applicants receive a conditional job offer while continuing to build flight experience.

Upon reaching 1,200 hours of flight time, instructors transition from ATP to Wheels Up as King Air 350, Citation CJ3, or Beechjet 400 First Officers.