Train To Become A Commercial Pilot
and Earn Your Aviation Degree

Earn all of your pilot certificates and ratings, and Bachelor of Science in Aviation from Liberty University,
right here in sunny central Florida where you can fly year ’round!

Liberty University, Flight Training Program

Liberty University’s Aeronautical program was established in 2002 by Capt. Ernie Rogers (USN Retired)

Since that time, the program grew in 2009 to include online degree options. In 2013 the Flight Training Affiliate (FTA) network began, where Liberty University School of Aeronautics Bachelor of Science in Aviation online degree partnered with approved flight schools nationwide. It is now one of the largest faith-based collegiate aviation programs in North America. With a vision to impact the world for Christ as the preeminent center of aerospace education, the School of Aeronautics daily carries out its mission to equip, mentor, and send Champions for Christ into the aerospace community.

School of Aeronautics programs integrate a biblical worldview with aviation excellence while seeking to instill and develop the best qualities of airmanship in each of our graduates. When speaking of airmanship, the focus of our programs is on the skills and knowledge needed to safely and efficiently operate and maintain air vehicles, whether they are manned or unmanned. Good airmanship encompasses the discipline, leadership skills, and character needed to excel in any aviation profession, and that is what we promote and espouse every day.

Liberty University Advantages

The School of Aeronautics incorporates leadership and mentorship education during the freshman and sophomore years. Students are prepared to become mentors, leaders, and instructors in their chosen aviation field. Our programs are designed to be transformational education and training experiences, and students are able to gain real experience as flight instructors, UAS operators, industry interns, researchers, and in many other roles. We partner with airline companies, corporate aviation companies, military branches, UAS companies, mission organizations, and other aviation entities to effectively train and coach our students as they journey to the place God wants them to be.

Our faculty and staff strive to grow aviation leaders to know their identity, thrive in their faith, and love others in Christ to become difference makers in the aerospace community. School of Aeronautics professors come from successful careers in military aviation, commercial aviation, or mission aviation. They genuinely invest in the spiritual and professional development of our students, equipping them for rewarding and impactful careers.

Liberty’s Bachelor of Science in Aviation Online FTA program is approved for the 1000 hour Restricted (Reduced Hour) ATP Program.

Since our online program is year-round, as a full-time student you’ll be able to complete your degree in 2.5 years (with no prior experience).

First Responder Discount

Liberty University is committed to providing world-class education and helping students achieve their educational goals. Firefighters, police officers, paramedics, and other first responders can receive a discount on tuition as our appreciation for the significant contributions they make to their communities.

As Liberty University’s way of saying ‘Thank You,’ we proudly provide first responders with the following benefits:

Tuition as Low as $188 per Credit Hour for First Responders with Military Experience.

If you are looking for a police discount, EMS discount, or firefighter discount, you have come to the right place!
Liberty University defines first responders as students who are currently (or within the last five years) employed full-time, volunteering full-time, or retired from areas of law enforcement, emergency services, fire safety and rescue work, TSA, and Civil Air Patrol (CAP) senior members.

The First Responder Discount is also offered in place of a civil air patrol scholarship for those public servants.
For a full list of eligibility requirements and positions, please visit the Scholarships Page.

High School Dual Enrollment

High school juniors or seniors can apply to Liberty’s Dual Enrollment Program. Students have an opportunity to earn an associate degree at the same time they graduate high school. With over 30 credits of aviation courses available, as well as many general education courses, this is a great way to achieve a head-start on your degree. Dual enrolled students receive a tuition discount, high school credit, and university credit. (.5 HS credit for every 3 College credits).

Get started with the Liberty University program!