ATP-CTP Course from ABX Airlines


Training provided by ABX Airlines in Wilmington, Ohio


ABX Learning Center - Wilmington, Ohio (KILN)
ABX Learning Center – Wilmington, Ohio (KILN)

With the FAA mandate that all pilots seeking an ATP certificate be required to complete an FAA-approved ATP Certification Training Program (ATP-CTP) prior to taking the ATP Knowledge test, Sporty’s has partnered with ABX Airlines in  Wilmington, Ohio to offer this training.

Program Highlights:

  • FAA-approved ATP-CTP
  • 5-day course at the ABX Airlines Learning Center in Wilmington, Ohio
  • Courses offered approximately twice per month
  • Level D, B767 full flight simulator
  • Course fee, $4,750
  • Reservations available up to 6 months in advance

Sporty’s is pleased to partner with ABX to offer one of the first FAA-approved Programs. The ATP-CTP will take place at the world-class training facilities of ABX Airlines in Wilmington, Ohio (KILN). Training is conducted by an experienced instructional staff with extensive experience in transport category aircraft and airline operations.

Simulator training will take place in a modern B767 flight simulator.


To be eligible for the ATP-CTP, you must possess a minimum of an FAA Private Pilot Certification. Non-US citizens are subject to Transportation Security Administration security background screening at their own expense and student VISA requirements. Non-US citizens must begin the enrollment process at least 60 days in advance.


5 Day Course – ABX Airlines Campus, Wilmington, Ohio (KILN)

Monday – Thursday Ground school

Thursday – Friday Simulator Training


Training includes those FAA subject areas required of the ATC-CTP which include aerodynamics, upset prevention & recovery, meteorology, air carrier operations, turbine engines, performance, automation, leadership, and crew resource management.

Simulator training will include navigation, automation and high altitude operations in the level D, B767 full flight simulator.

Please be aware ATP-CTP is NOT an FAA written exam preparation course. In order to be prepared for the written exam, Sporty’s recommends an independent study course such as Sheppard Air.


At checkout, you will be asked to reserve an available course date. Courses take place approximately twice per month, Monday – Friday. Courses are confirmed 30 days in advance at which time you will be charged your course fee. The course fee is non-refundable beginning 30 days from the start of your scheduled class. Transportation to and from the training facilities in Wilmington, Ohio, and lodging are NOT included in the cost of your course. Your registration confirmation will include information on travel and lodging for training.


$4,750 – includes 30 hours of classroom instruction, 10 hours simulator training, and all required materials and supplies. The fee does not include travel and lodging.


  • In order to satisfy the ATP-CTP requirement, students must pass a written test with a minimum score of 70%
  • Students who are not able to pass the written test may be eligible for additional training at their own expense
  • Non-US citizens require both TSA clearance and student VISA and must begin the process at least 60 days prior to the course start.
  • Upon 30-day course confirmation, tuition is non-refundable
level D, B767 full flight simulator
level D, B767 full flight simulator

Simulator training will include navigation, automation, and high altitude operations in the DC-9 level C flight simulator under the guidance of the experienced ABX Airlines instructors.  Classes are available approximately twice per month and may be scheduled up to six months in advance.

For more information, including a helpful webinar on ATP requirements or to enroll, visit