Rotorcraft Transition
Program (RTP) Course

Course Start Dates: 1August, 6 September
Rotorcraft Transition Program (RTP) Course

Are you a military helicopter pilot that needs to “re-blue” your fixed wing skills or learn some new ones? Want a multi-million dollar career flying fixed wing aircraft for US airlines post active duty? 

What sets our program apart?

At the end of our accelerated course you will have a job flying turbine aircraft that leads directly to a major airline. Other RTP programs offer flow through programs that include up to four-year service commitments flying for regional airlines.  Our industry partners can help you achieve your major airline goals in as little as one year. Our RTP course is an all-in-one package that will help you turn your helicopter experience and airmanship into the fixed-wing FAA ratings that are required to earn a job in the airlines. After your training, our network of industry partners assists you in getting hired…we have even arranged flow through programs to major US airlines. Some of those flow through help pay for your training.

If you are(or were) a USAF, USN, USMC, USGC helicopter pilot (that flew fixed-wing airplanes in primary), our RTP program will help you dust off your fixed-wing flying skills while you earn your commercial airplane, multi-engine land rating with instrument privileges. Our RTP is also designed to help you build fixed wing time, which helps you get to ATP minimums faster.  

USA helicopter pilots that didn’t fly fixed wing aircraft in pilot training will earn FAA commercial airplane single-engine land, multi-engine land, and instrument airplane ratings.  The course is designed so you gain fixed wing and multi-engine time to make you more competitive for your first airline job.

We are currently only offering this training in North Carolina, so you need to be here full time until your training is done…but, we’ve got a hookup for lodging!

The RTP course can also be completed while on SkillBridge, please see our SkillBridge page for more information. https://mil2atp.com/pages/dod-skillbridge

RTP Course Track 1

FOR PILOTS THAT DID NOT FLY FIXED-WING AIRCRAFT IN PRIMARY PILOT TRAINING.

The RTP course covers commercial single-engine, multi-engine, and instrument airplane ratings. With a commercial helicopter instrument rating, using part 141 training will eliminate the entry requirements for each airplane rating and allow for accelerated flight training to achieve your goal. Our course also provides additional MEL flight training, reducing the time building requirements for your ATP and opening doors for earlier hiring at an airline.

The course includes:
• Up to 64 hours dual single engine land
• Up to 25 hours dual multi engine land
• Up to 60 hours of ground instruction
• King ground school courses

Upon completion of our RTP course we assist you in getting hired with one of our industry partners flying turbine aircraft. If you would like to work towards the ATP rating requirements providing flight instruction, we offer CFI additional class rating as an optional pathway to the airlines. Visit our flight training page for more information on CFI training.

If you are interested in building the remaining time to qualify for your ATP or ATP-R we can offer flight time in single and multi engine aircraft as well. Contact us for details.

RTP Course Track 2

FOR PILOTS THAT FLEW FIXED-WING AIRCRAFT IN PRIMARY PILOT TRAINING.

Earn your commercial single-engine land and instrument ratings using the MILCOMP process based on your pilot training time. Then our RTP Course Track 2 will cover the multi-engine land rating. This path for our RTP course starts with flying single-engine land aircraft to regain your fixed wing flying skills, learn civilian avionics for a seamless transition to multi-engine flying and gain valuable experience in the national airspace system. After the single-engine flying you will accomplish a multi-engine land additional class rating and build time to 25 hours in one of our multi-engine aircraft. This will allow you to be eligible for hire with our industry partners.

The course includes:
• Up to 20 hours dual single-engine land
• Up to 25 hours dual multi-engine land
• Up to 60 hours of ground instruction 
• King ground school courses

Upon completion of our RTP course we assist you in getting hired with one of our industry partners flying turbine aircraft. If you would like to work towards the ATP rating requirements providing flight instruction, we offer CFI additional class ratings as an optional pathway to the airlines. Visit our flight training page for more information on CFI training. If you are interested in building the remaining time to qualify for your ATP or ATP-R on your own, we can offer flight time in single and multi-engine aircraft as well.