Wheels Up launches partnership with ATP Flight School to build pilot pipeline


Wheels Up has announced a partnership with ATP Flight School, the largest US flight school.

Wheels Up will interview ATP flight with 1,000 hours flight time. It will then make conditional job offers and hire pilots after they have hit 1,200 hours as King Air 350, Citation CJ3, or Beechjet 400 First Officers.

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.”

ATP has similar schemes with airlines like Delta, Delta, Frontier and Spirit and business aviation operators XO Jet, flyExclusive and Jet Linx.

“ATP is a fantastic flight school with world-class instructors and a fast-paced program that allowed me to seamlessly transition to flying for one of the largest private aviation companies in the world,” said Gui Canto, Captain, Wheels Up. “At Wheels Up, I’ve been able to gain significant experience beyond the flight deck – and most importantly – continue to develop my skills and further my career at a great company.”

ATP has placed over 1,250 pilots with airlines and corporate operators in the last 12 months.