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BS in Aviation Online: Military Rotorcraft Pilot

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Military Rotorcraft Transition Program

Transition to the airlines with your experience as a military rotorcraft pilot.
Liberty’s B.S. in Aviation degree, in conjunction with our approved FTA locations, can help you transition to the airlines by earning your fixed wing flight ratings in a few short semesters. 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)

B.S. in Aviation (DCP)

Apply to the Program


  1. Apply to Liberty University
  2. Forward your military transcript for credit evaluation
  3. Forward any prior college/university transcripts for credit evaluation
  4. CLEP or DSST Tests for general education requirements
  5. Obtain your FAA rotorcraft ratings (based on your military ratings – AKA Mil Comp)
  6. Forward a copy of your FAA ratings to Experience Plus



If you hold a fixed-wing Private Pilot certificate with your Commercial Instrument Rotorcraft:

  • Register for AVIA 315 and AVIA 325 your first term. (8 or 16-week format)
  • These courses may be taken at any of your FTA locations.


If you do not hold a fixed-wing Private Pilot certificate with your Commercial Instrument Rotorcraft:

  • Register for AVIA 315 and AVIA 325 your first term. (8 or 16-week format)
  • This requires students to enroll in an FAA Approved Part 141 Appendix I Course (Added Category Rating)
  • Currently, there are only 14 of our FTA locations that are able to offer this training and they are listed below.

Added Category Training

Added category training is currently limited to the following 14 locations:

  • AMS Aviation – Milton, FL
  • Aviation Adventures – Leesburg, VA
  • Aviation Adventures – Manassas, VA
  • Aviation Adventures – Stafford, VA
  • Aviation Adventures – Warrenton, VA
  • Central Flying Services – Little Rock, AR
  • Channel Islands Aviation – Camarillo, CA
  • Cornerstone Aviation – Ogden, UT
  • Cornerstone Aviation – Salt Lake City, UT
  • Elite Flight Training – Las Vegas, NV
  • Flying Tigers Flight School – Houston, TX
  • Hummingbird Aviation – Eden Prairie, MN
  • Snohomish Flying Service – Snohomish, WA

Students will complete their FAA Commercial transition course, then advance to their flight instructor training.

  • Flight Instructor Ground (AVIA 410)
  • Flight Instructor Flight (AVIA 420)
  • Flight Instructor Instrument Flight (AVIA 422)
  • Flight Instructor Multi-Engine Flight (AVIA 441)

Flight Instructor Requirements

Once you have obtained their flight instructor rating, you will be able to work as a flight instructor. Students will need to meet the following requirements to proceed to the airlines (Based on the FAA regulations in 14 CFR § 61.160):

  • 750 hours total time
    • 500 hours of cross-country time
      • 200 hours of PIC cross country time fixed wing
    • 100 hours of night flight time
    • 75 hours of actual or simulated instrument time
      • Max of 50 hours can be in a simulator
    • 200 hours PIC in fixed wing
      • 50 hours of flight time in the class of airplane the rating is sought
      • 100 hours cross-country in fixed wing
      • 25 hours night

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