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Restricted - ATP Certificates

The Institute of Aviation at Parkland College has been approved by the FAA to certify graduates for Restricted Airline Transport Pilot (R-ATP) certificates. In order to qualify, one must meet all of the qualifications below:
 

  • Graduated with a associate’s degree in Aviation.
  • Completed AVI 129, 140, 200, 209 (instrument and commercial courses).
  • Completed (with a passing grade) at least 30 credit hours of approved aviation coursework (Approved list is below and all courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.

If you feel that you meet the qualifications and would like the R-ATP certificate, please email aviation@parkland.edu with your name, pilot certificate number and mailing address as well as an official transcript to the Institute of Aviation located at 1 Airport Road, Savoy, IL 61874.

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE TITLE

SEMESTER CREDITS

AVI 101

Private Pilot I

3

AVI 120

Private Pilot II

3

AVI 129

Commercial-Instrument I

3

AVI 140

Commercial-Instrument II

3

AVI 184

Aircraft Systems

3

AVI 200

Commercial Pilot I

3

AVI 209

Commercial Pilot II

3

AVI 220

Flight Instructor Certification Course

4

AVI 222

Instrument Flight Instructor

1

AVI 280

Multiengine Land

1

AVI 281

Cockpit Resource Management

3

ESC 101

Introduction to Weather

4

ALV 101

Private Pilot I Supplemental

0.5-1.5

ALV 103

Private Pilot I Ground Supplemental

2

ALV 120

Private Pilot II Supplemental

0.5-1.5

ALV 121

Private Pilot II Ground Supplemental

2

ALV 129

Commercial Instrument I Supplemental

0.5-1.5

ALV 128

Commercial Instrument I Ground Supplemental

2

ALV 141

Commercial Instrument II Supplemental

0.5-1.5

ALV 140

Commercial Instrument II Ground Supplemental

2

ALV 200

Commercial Pilot I Supplemental

0.5-1.5

ALV 201

Commercial Pilot I Ground Supplemental

2

ALV 209

Commercial Pilot II Supplemental

0.5-1.5

ALV 210

Commercial Pilot II Ground Supplemental

2

ALV 220

Flight Instructor Supplemental

0.5-1.5

ALV 221

Flight Instructor Ground Supplemental

2

ALV 222

Instrument Flight Instructor Supplemental

0.5-1.5

ALV 280

280 Multiengine Land Supplemental

0.5-1.5

FAQ's

1. Can a pilot with any associate’s degree from Parkland apply for R-ATP privileges?
A. No. In order to receive a R-ATP certificate from Parkland College, an applicant must graduate with a degree in Aviation and complete AVI 129, 140, 200, and 209.

2. How long does the certification process take?
A. The applicant must order an official transcript from the Office of Records, which takes several days, fill out the form below, and then the Chief Pilot will certify the transcript. Once the transcript is received, the applicant can expect his or her certificate in 2-3 weeks.

3. How can a graduate be certified (who must one contact)?
A. Email aviation@parkland.edu.

4. What are the approved minimums for a graduate?
A. A graduate must have 1250 hours total time, 200 hours cross country, 100 hours of night, 50 hours of multi time, 100 hours of instrument, and must be 21 years old. See FAR 61.160(c) for more information.

5. What are the benefits of having R-ATP?
A. Holding a restricted airline transport pilot certificate allows a graduate to apply to and fly for FAR Part 135 and 121 companies without having to meet the 1500 hours of total time and 500 hours of cross country time required for the full ATP.

6. What if I completed my instrument rating under part 61, but graduated from the Aviation program and did my commercial through Parkland (or vice versa)?
A. A graduate must have completed his or her instrument rating AND commercial certificate at the Institute of Aviation at Parkland College.

7. What happens to my R-ATP when I meet the minimums for a full ATP?
A. Depending on the company you work for, there may be different procedures for obtaining an ATP certificate with no restrictions.


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