ATP Flight School doubles capacity at Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., February 24, 2021 / PRNewswire / – To meet the demands of an industry poised for exponential growth, ATP Flight School has stepped up the training of airline pilots in Jacksonville, FL, with a newly opened 3,000 square foot extension at Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport (JAXEX).

Students at the ATP Jacksonville facility flew over 10,000 hours to become flight pilots in 2020.

Headquarters in Jacksonville BeachATP is the largest flight school in the country and specializes in the accelerated training of pilots. The Jacksonville Executive Training Center is one of the busiest on the nationwide ATP network with more than 50 locations Jacksonville The expansion doubles ATP’s operational presence at the airport and exceeds the unprecedented demand for airline pilots. The mandatory retirement of flight pilots combined with COVID-related early retirements is expected to outperform the training industry’s current capabilities. ATP quickly increases the capacity in Jacksonville to accommodate this growth.

The expansion of the ATP training center not only sets Jacksonville Jacksonville Executive at Craig Airport is the primary destination for aspiring pilots.

“ATP has taken a forward-looking approach to address the impending pilot shortage in the aviation industry,” said the CEO of the Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) Mark VanLoh said. “Your growth will help train the next generation of airline pilots and make JAXEX an essential goal for their training.”

Students at the new facility will use over 500 square meters of classrooms, study areas, meeting rooms and simulator spaces as part of ATP’s accelerated Airline Career Pilot program. Fast-track students can move from zero experience to commercial pilot in just nine months. College students can exercise on a flexible 18 month timeline while attending each of Jacksonville’s Universities.

When students become flight pilots, they first gain experience as certified flight instructors (CFI). The Jacksonville The location hosts ATP’s exclusive CFI Academy and Flight Instructor Indoctrination programs, which focus on this pilot development. The addition of physical exercise room at Jacksonville Executive increases capacity and throughput for the rest of the statewide network.

The delivery of 25 brand new Piper Archers will complement the expansion of the training center and expand ATP’s training capacity during 2021. An 18,350 square foot on-site maintenance center takes care of the fleet and acts as a hub for ATP’s 14 other maintenance bases across the country ensuring unmatched aircraft availability so students can train on time.

“For over 30 years Jacksonville’s A talented community has been instrumental in helping ATP grow and develop national airline pilots, “he said Michael Arnold, Marketing Director of the ATP Flight School. “We are proud to continue investing in Jacksonvillework together to expand access to this rewarding career and help airlines meet their future demand for quality pilots. “

Lessons on Jacksonville The training center starts every Monday. To schedule a tour or introductory flight, call 904-595-7950. Please visit for more information.

Media contact
Michael Arnold
Head of Marketing
ATP flight school
[email protected]

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Students at ATP Jacksonville The site flew over 10,000 hours in 2020 and was trained to be the airline’s pilot.

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