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MBsurf 10-08-2019 02:57 PM

Liberty University online
 
Hey everyone curious about what opportunities would be available after graduating from Liberty. Iím looking into becoming a pilot and the online classes would really work for me since I work full time. I know there are tons of flight hours but I think itís do able. I have a very good well paying job currently just not fulfilling anymore and donít wanna make the mistake of paying a ridiculous amount for school to not be worth it. Any input would be appreciated.

Captainfit 10-09-2019 02:39 AM

I am currently enrolled into the Liberty online classes. I like the classes, and instructors. I like that itís a Christian school, and I can take Biblical classes for electives. The online flight portion is a bit confusing to me. They have it where if youíre not in Lynchburg, VA you will be at a Flight Affiliate training center. Iíve come to find out from thereís a disconnect with Liberty and the Flight Affiliate. It personally makes me nervous. I bet itís fine, and I think it all has to do with your flight affiliate as well. I would talk to Liberty, and find out which FTA. Then go to the flight school and check it out, speak to a few instructors, and whoever is in charge. That has been my experience so far. Once you complete your training you can be a CFI, or you can fly commercial at a low time job. A benefit with a 141 school is the 1000 hour R-ATP. Someone can step in and tell us if itís worth pursuing in the current job market, over an accelerated part 61?

DontLookDown 10-09-2019 06:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Captainfit (Post 2900739)
I am currently enrolled into the Liberty online classes. I like the classes, and instructors. I like that itís a Christian school, and I can take Biblical classes for electives. The online flight portion is a bit confusing to me. They have it where if youíre not in Lynchburg, VA you will be at a Flight Affiliate training center. Iíve come to find out from thereís a disconnect with Liberty and the Flight Affiliate. It personally makes me nervous. I bet itís fine, and I think it all has to do with your flight affiliate as well. I would talk to Liberty, and find out which FTA. Then go to the flight school and check it out, speak to a few instructors, and whoever is in charge. That has been my experience so far. Once you complete your training you can be a CFI, or you can fly commercial at a low time job. A benefit with a 141 school is the 1000 hour R-ATP. Someone can step in and tell us if itís worth pursuing in the current job market, over an accelerated part 61?

There shouldnít be a disconnect between any flight school. The FAA publishes ACS standards and schools teach students that criteria. There will be a disconnect with how well it is taught, but thatís just because not all CFIís are equal. When you get to your FTA you will likely get assigned a CFI based on which instructor has availability. If you arenít meshing well with your current CFI just request a new one

VegasChris 10-09-2019 08:07 AM

I started with Liberty in 2017 with a flight affiliate. I am finishing my classes for the bachelor's in aviation in the spring of 2020. It has been all online. I had to take a few classes outside of the aviation major that my transfer credits did not cover. This is my second bachelors degree and I did it specifically for the 1000 hour R-ATP.

Pros- Its all online, books included, teachers are professionals, they have 8 week semesters, flight affiliate made it convenient.

Cons- there is some disconnect between the flight affiliates and the university- but nothing an email or two didn't fix. Its expensive- but you can use student loans for flight training.

Make sure you follow the EXACT details on taking ground and flight classes concurrently so you don't exempt yourself from the R-ATP if thats what your goal is.

I am happy with it. Any legacy carrier is going to require a bachelor's degree so this is a good option- especially if you need the flight affiliate to do the training and student loans to finance flight trainimg


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