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BS in Aviation Online: Rotary Transition Pathway

Achieve your Airline Goals With Liberty’s Rotary Transition Pathway

Liberty University School of Aeronautics has created the first Rotary Transition Pathway. It’s 100% online and allows you to complete your flight training at one of our 65+ flight training affiliates nationwide. With this program, you will be qualified for regional airline hire in a few short months, without forfeiting your regional airline hiring bonus! The B.S. in Aviation degree is eligible for a  Military Tuition Discount, an  ERP Tuition Discount, and the GI Bill® and Yellow Ribbon.

Program of Study (DCP)

Military Rotorcraft Pilots

This program starts in Spring 2020 (January Term)

  • Offers you an online degree in aviation in conjunction with local flight
  • Provides you with a nationwide network of flight training
  • Discounted tuition rates ($250 per credit hour)
  • Up to $39,476.79 available for GI Bill®™ and Yellow Ribbon
  • Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) (formally BAH) available to those that qualify
  • Free electronic textbooks for online students and book and supplies stipend

Step 1 — AVIA334: Rotary Transition To Commercial Single & Multi-Engine With Instrument

Step 2 — AVIA420: (8 or 16 week) Flight Instructor Single Engine

Step 3 — Work as a flight instructor to gain 250 hours

Step 4 — Hired by regional airline

Steps to Completing Your Degree

Choose an approved RTP training location

The following locations are approved training sites for AVIA334 for students using Veterans Benefits:



  • You will complete this program with an FAA Commercial Single and Multi-Engine With Instrument Rating.
  • Additionally, you will also obtain your FAA Flight Instructor Single Engine Rating.
  • You will have 25 hours of multi-engine time and work as a flight instructor to build the requisite 250 hours of PIC needed for the regional airlines.
  • The online degree can be completed while you are working in a regional airline.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.