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Wayne Tripp

Professor, School of Aeronautics

(434) 592-6676



  • M.Ed.
  • B.S. in Church Ministries, Minor in Aviation



Wayne Tripp serves as a professor of aeronautics at Liberty. He started aviating in 1976 as one of Liberty’s first flight students. He worked in line service, airline dispatch, flight instruction, charter, corporate, regional and airline flying, with over 40 years in professional aviation. Wayne specializes in commercial aeronautics focusing on corporate and airline training. He transitioned into teaching at Aviation Career Academy, Cairn University, Lehigh-Carbon County College, Arizona State University, Daniel Webster College, New Hampshire Technical Institute, and Liberty University, nearly 30 years in teaching aeronautics, psychology, and counseling. Today, Tripp focuses on training future professional aviators and learning methodology.



Federal Aviation Administration Commercial Single and Multi-Engine Land, Airline Transport Pilot, Flight and Instrument Flight Instructor, Advanced Ground and Instrument Instructor Certifications, Multi-Engine and Instrument Ratings


Professional or notable memberships

Airplane Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), National Pilots Association (NPA), Airline Pilots Association (ALPA)


Courses taught

Exploring Aviation (AVIA 101), Private Pilot Ground (AVIA 210/215), Private Pilot Flight (AVIA 220), GPS Navigation (AVIA 240), GPS Instrument Navigation (AVIA 241), Aviation Safety (AVIA 300), Commercial Ground (AVIA 315), Instrument Flight (AVIA 320), Commercial Flight (AVIA 325/326/327), Aviation Weather (AVIA 340), Corporate/Business Aviation (AVIA 360), Flight Instructor Flight (AVIA 420), Multi-Engine Ground (AVIA 430), Multi-Engine Flight (AVIA 440)


Research Interests

Learning methodologies pertaining to aeronautical tasks