Commercial/Corporate Aviation

Liberty University School of Aeronautics has many faculty and staff who have served in commercial and corporate fields of the aviation industry. Our primary goal is to offer our students a first class training program that allows them to gain their commercial pilots license as well as allowing them to gain a real sense of what to expect when they graduate and seek employment in either the commercial or corporate sectors of the job market.

The School of Aeronautics has signed hiring agreements with ExpressJet Airlines and American Eagle Airlines. This allows our students to start their Airline applications during their 4 year degree program and if they meet the criteria of the airlines hiring agreement, they are guaranteed a job after they meet the required flight time minimums set by the FAA. Our program was the 7th school in the nation to receive the FAA reduced ATP minimums of 1000 hours. 

Students who join our commercial pilot program will have the opportunity to use our CRJ-200 Regional Jet simulator as part of the Advanced Jet Systems course (recommended for the Airline Hiring Agreements). This is the capstone course for the commercial degree and it consists of two classes:

This course is designed to replicate an airline "New Hire" class in order to give our students a feel for what to expect once they graduate and join either the airlines or a corporate charter business. Our faculty who teach the course have flown the CRJ-200 and have taught New Hire classes for Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA), now know as Express Jet Airlines.

Students will receive a certificate of completion for this course in addition to the grades on their final transcript. 


SPECIALIZATION: Commercial/Corporate (24 hours

  • AVIA 350 - Airline Operations (3 Credit Hours)
  • AVIA 360 - Corporate/Business Aviation (3 Credit Hours)
  • AVIA 430 - Multi-Engine Theory/Advanced Aircraft Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • AVIA 435 - Advanced Jet Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • AVIA 436 - Advanced Jet Training (3 Credit Hours)
  • AVIA 440 - Multi-Engine Flight (1 Credit Hour)
  • AVIA 455 - Turbine Engines/Jet Transports (3 Credit Hours)
  • AVIA 460 - Pilot Interview/Etiquette Techniques (2 Credit Hour)
  • BUSI 101 - Introduction to Business (3 Credit Hours)

The rest of the required classes can be located on the Degree Completion Plan (DCP)