FTA Program

Liberty University Flight Training Affiliate

AV8 is proud to be a Liberty University Flight Training Affiliate. This program allows you to attend an accredited university on-line and complete your flight training here in Minnesota. This saves you money while also being eligible for the FAA’s reduced hours Airline Transport Pilot Certification (ATP-R).

A flight Training Affiliate (FTA) is a contracted, FAA Part 141 Flight Training Provider for Liberty University School of Aeronautics.

Students enrolled at an FTA can complete their Bachelors of Science in Aeronautics online in as little as 2.5 years. High school students who participate in the school’s dual enrollment program may finish the program in less time.

From Liberty University:

Prepare for success in the field of aeronautics with a degree from Liberty University. As one of the largest faith-based collegiate aviation programs in North America, our School of Aeronautics will train you with the skills to lead in the aviation field.

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Information on the Bachelor of Science in Aviation is available at Liberty.edu.

The following courses are offered within the Bachelor of Science in Aviation program;

  • Private Pilot Certificate – AVIA220 & 225 – Can be completed as a Free Elective or prior to enrollment
  • Instrument Rating – AVIA320*
  • Commercial Pilot Certificate – AVIA325, 326 & 327*
  • Commercial Single Engine Add-On Rating – AVIA331*
  • Flight Instructor Certification – AVIA420*
  • Flight Instructor Instrument Certification – AVIA422 (1 Credit)* or AVIA423 (3 Credits)*
  • Multi Engine Instructor Certification – AVIA441 (1 Credit)* or AVIA443 (3 Credits)*

* Courses noted with the asterisk (*) above are the only courses authorized by the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) for application of GI Bill® and/or VA funding by Web Enabled Approved Management System (“WEAMS”) institutions.

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Liberty University Frequently Asked Questions

We are proud to announce that AV8 Flight School is a Flight Training Affiliate (FTA) of Liberty University. We are always striving to help veterans make the most of their benefits, and students in this program may receive nearly triple the yearly funds of someone in vocational training!

Yes! There are paced options available. Contact us for more information.

Liberty University School of Aeronautics has created the first Rotary Transition Pathway. It’s 100% online and allows you to complete your flight training to be qualified for regional airline hire in a few short months, without forfeiting your regional airline hiring bonus!

Yes. Liberty University School of Aeronautics offer financing options for flight training. Learn more by contacting us directly.

There is a dual enrollment option. Learn more by contacting us.

The airline industry is in great need of aviation professionals, and job opportunities are available worldwide. Liberty University School of Aeronautics has strong relationships with numerous airlines.

We have over 12 years experience working with Veterans (VA) Benefits. We are an FAA Approved Part-141 Pilot School and have trained a number of pilots by helping to utilize the benefits they earned during their time of service. Some of our instructors are former and current military members that received their training thanks to Veterans Benefits and our Commercial Pilot Training Program. Contact us for more information.

Liberty University School of Aeronautics has been approved to offer the Restricted ATP (R-ATP) Program.

Liberty University graduates of the online Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics or Bachelor of Science in Aviation may be eligible for the R-ATP Certificate at 1,000 or 1,250 hours total flight time, provided they have completed both their Instrument Flight Training and Certification and their Commercial Pilot Flight Training and Certification through Liberty University or one of its accredited Flight Training Affiliate locations such as AV8 Flight School, while enrolled in the Associated AVIA courses.

Eligibility requires graduation with a Liberty University B.S. Aeronautics or B.S. Aviation degree and fulfillment of all FAA-mandated R-ATP requirements.

Liberty University School of Aeronautics will help you prepare for success with a degree in aviation. Contact us for more information.