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School of Aeronautics

Rise to New Heights


Training Aviators to Be Champions for Christ

Earn Your Degree from a Christian Aviation School

Prepare for a successful career in the aeronautics field with a degree from Liberty University, renowned for having one of the largest faith-based collegiate aviation programs in North America.

Liberty’s School of Aeronautics offers comprehensive training that equips you with the skills needed to excel in the aviation industry.

Whether your ambition is to become a pilot or an unmanned aerial systems operator, we offer two distinct pathways to accommodate your goals. You can pursue a residential B.S. in Aeronautics degree or,  as an online student, opt for a B.S. in Aviation Professional Pilot degree, both of which hold FAA approval for the prestigious 1000-hour Restricted Air Transport Pilot (R-ATP) program. If your aspirations lie in aviation leadership, our B.S. in Aviation degree offers various cognates, including Management, Maintenance Management, or Unmanned Aerial Systems, enabling you to develop expertise in your chosen area.

Looking to elevate your aviation career? We offer 100% online Master’s in Aeronautics and Doctor of Philosophy in Aviation programs. Our master’s degree is meticulously designed to enhance your knowledge and skillset, propelling you forward in your field. In contrast, our doctoral program is tailored to cultivate pioneering researchers and leaders within the aviation industry. Choose Liberty University’s School of Aeronautics to embark on a transformative journey toward a successful and impactful aviation career.

Put Your Aviation Degree on the Fast Track

Earn a degree in Aviation online in less time while completing your flight training at one of our 88+ locations. Through our program, you can get your flight training at an approved flight training affiliate (FTA) location near you.

Meet Your Dean

Dr. Rick Roof
Dean, School of Aeronautics

Featured Aeronautics Faculty

Prepare for Success in Your Future Career

See how our students and alumni perform in the classroom and in their careers. And discover program highlights like our:

  • Educational Goals
  • Assessment Measures
  • Learning Outcomes

Aeronautics Competition Teams

  • National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) Flight Team
  • Liberty Belles Flight Team
  • Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC) Team

School of Aeronautics Facts & Figures


average residential-class size


programs offered at the undergraduate and graduate level


graduates employed in field or related field of study


winner of the Loening Trophy for top collegiate
aviation program


full-time undergrad financial aid accepted

What Aeronautics Alumni are Saying

Bryan Strathdee

Liberty has been a huge help in preparing me for an aviation career. A number of the instructors have a large amount of experience in very different areas of aviation and are an excellent source of information about the aviation industry.

Dallas Marshall | Aviation Maintenance

Based on my experience at Liberty, as well as working alongside graduates from many other airframe & powerplant schools, the Liberty graduates I have worked with over my career so far have been some of the most well-prepared and talented mechanics in the industry.

Keegan Starkey | B.S. Aeronautics

At Liberty University, I learned how to fly airplanes, of course, but my professors also helped me to grow in my relationship with Jesus. Although I was raised in a Christian home, I think I grew more in my relationship with God in my three years at Liberty University than I ever have in my life.

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Liberty School of Aeronautics in the News

Liberty Belles launch from Illinois in 47th Air Race Classic

Two planes representing the Liberty University School of Aeronautics took off from Carbondale, Ill., on Tuesday morning for the first leg of their four-day, 2,610-mile adventure in the 47th Air Race Classic. The all-female race was inspired by the Women’s…

Accreditation for Liberty University

Accredited Institution badge from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist, and doctorate degrees, as well as certificates at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Liberty University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (https://www.sacscoc.org/).

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