More Information

I hope this page answers any questions you may have about the School of Aeronautics. If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. 

Mr. James Mashburn
Associate Dean, Academics
School of Aeronautics
Telephone: 434-582-2183

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Apply

Step 1: Apply to Liberty University.

Step 2: Once you've been accepted, use your Liberty username and password to access and complete the School of Aeronautics Application.

Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission into our program, you must have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.5. (Most students in our program have a 3.0 G.P.A. or higher)
You must also be able to obtain a Second Class Medical or higher and have eyesight that is correctable to 20/20. This link will help you find your local FAA Aviation Medical Examiner (AME). (Make sure to ask for a Student Pilot Certificate, this is combined with your medical).
Additionally, we require all new students to bring their original birth certificate and a government photo ID or a current passport. We are required by the TSA to make copies of these documents and store them throughout the training. We cannot begin training until we have these documents on file.


We have approximately 350 students enrolled in our residential program. This figure includes both Pilot Training and Maintenance students.

Location & Transportation

Our Flight Training Facility and Academic building are located at Lynchburg Regional Airport, approximately 2 miles from the Liberty University campus. For directions, please visit our Location Page

If a student does not have their own car, we have a scheduled bus service that travels from Main Campus to our Flight Operations building and the Airport Academic Center. Please check the Liberty University Transit webpage and search for Bus Route 76 for an up to date schedule.

Visit Us

We highly recommend that prospective students visit our Airport Campus. Liberty University hosts College for a Weekend (CFAW) events each semester to offer you a full College experience and during this visit we hold several aviation events. We also encourage you to attend an aviation class during your visit. If you cannot attend CFAW, you can schedule a visit anytime Monday-Friday from 8:30am - 4:30pm.


The School of Aeronautics is an FAA Part 141 approved Flight School offering pilot certification from Private Pilot to Airline Transport Pilot. We also have a Part 147 certified Aviation Maintenance Technician program.


At this time, we do not offer aviation related scholarships through Liberty University School of Aeronautics, however, there are many scholarships offered by the Liberty University Admissions Department.

National Intercollegiate Flight Association (NIFA)

Our University Flight Team is ranked 5th in the Nation and they have won our regional competition (Region X) the last nine consecutive years. The team hosts tryouts each fall semester and any aviation student can apply but you must have a private pilot certificate or higher to particpate in Flight Events.

NCAA Athletes

We have many students that are involved in aviation and collegiate level sports. Collegiate sports are very demanding so we will need to carefully schedule your classes and flight blocks. If you plan on doing so, please contact your Aviation Academic Advisor.

Staff Experience

Our senior staff have over 180 years of aviation experience in Missionary, Airline and Military flying.

Summer Flight Training & Classes

Summer classes are available but this information is not published until the spring semester. For a list of the upcoming summer classes that will be available, please contact our Academic Office (434) 582-2183