We are excited to announce the availability of the updated 2019 edition of the Gleim Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) FAA Knowledge Test Prep book and accompanying reference materials.

The latest edition of the Gleim ATP training resources are aligned with current FAA knowledge testing requirements. We highly recommend you utilize the latest edition if you are preparing to take the ATP Knowledge Test. Those studying with the Gleim Online Ground School or FAA Test Prep Online already have digital access to the latest, most accurate materials available.

Some updates to the ATP test supplements simply remove unnecessary materials. For instance, several figures in the current ATP supplement no longer have corresponding questions, and some older images have been replaced with updated figures. New questions covering airplanes and aerodynamics, aviation weather, wind shear, medical factors, and decision making have been added, and the sample knowledge tests have also been revised. There is a lot of material to cover; in fact, the ATP book has over 1,000 pages! To make your reading and studying easier, we are using brighter, heavier paper than previous editions. It makes a huge difference, especially when you’re working through tedious performance charts and other figures with small printing and fine details.

 What is an ATP-CTP Course?

To be eligible to take the ATP multi-engine airplane FAA Knowledge Test (FAA code ATM), you must receive a graduation certificate from an ATP Certified Training Provider (ATP-CTP). These providers will cover the requirements of 14 CFR 61.156, including 30 hours of ground instruction and 10 hours of simulator instruction. At least 6 hours will be accomplished in a level C full-flight simulator (FFS).

The ATP-CTP course meets the minimum FAA academic training requirements much like a ground school. To focus strictly on test preparation, Gleim Aviation prepares you for the knowledge test quickly and efficiently. A list of Gleim partnered ATP-CTP providers can be found here. These ATP-CTP courses use the Gleim ATP training products, meaning that all materials seamlessly blend together to decrease study time while increasing knowledge retention.

What about ATP single-engine airplane?

The ATP-CTP course is not required for the ATP single-engine FAA Knowledge Test (FAA test code ATS). In 2017, only 44 people attempted the ATS test, of which 90.91% passed on their first attempt with an average score of 81.73%.

In comparison, 5,317 people attempted the ATP multi-engine test in 2017. Of these, 98.82% passed on their first try with an average score of 90.39%. Students using the Gleim Online Ground School consistently demonstrate pass rates well in excess of 99% at all levels of certification.

Additional training and preparation clearly make a difference, along with more rigorous study methods.

Do I need an instructor sign-off to take the ATP practical test?

An instructor endorsement is not required to take the ATP practical test, unless the applicant has previously failed and is retesting. However, flight training with an experienced CFI or ATP is recommended to ensure proficiency meets or exceeds the FAA requirements.

All Gleim study materials are carefully written and constantly updated to include all the information you need to pass your knowledge tests. We do our absolute best to ensure our products are accurate and error-free so that you can become a safe, competent pilot.

The Gleim ATP book is available in printed form or as a PDF eBook. All ATP materials, including the Test Prep Online and Online Ground school, can be purchased from our online product catalog or by contacting a Gleim Aviation Training Consultant at 800-874-5346, ext. 471.

Written by Paul Duty, Gleim Chief Instructor and Aviation Product Manager