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Old 10-08-2019, 01:57 PM   #1  
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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.
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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?
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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
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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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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 plan on attending Liberty, I am confused about your above message. Another member on another forum also stated the classes and flights are not concurrent; are you able to elaborate on this? Thanks.
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Not smart on Liberty, but for the love of god make sure you major in something that isnít aviation related. Do not put all of your eggs in the flying basket.
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I plan on attending Liberty, I am confused about your above message. Another member on another forum also stated the classes and flights are not concurrent; are you able to elaborate on this? Thanks.
You need to be taking the instrument ground in the same semester as instrument flight. Same thing with commercial.

There are flight classes with the lab fee. Then the ground class with king schools program they monitor you. You register for both classes and they need to be taken in the same exact semester.
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Not smart on Liberty, but for the love of god make sure you major in something that isnít aviation related. Do not put all of your eggs in the flying basket.
Make sure it is something with which you can earn a living when the black swan, or a medical issue happens. Engineering, business, etc are good choices. General Liberal Arts studies and aviation do not afford a flexible impact for a black swan.
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Question about Liberty.

if I transfer to LU with 37 gen ed credits from community college and the military, and then claim my CFII for 44 credits toward the Aviation major. When I finish the degree, would I be eligible for the 1250 RATP minimums?
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if I transfer to LU with 37 gen ed credits from community college and the military, and then claim my CFII for 44 credits toward the Aviation major. When I finish the degree, would I be eligible for the 1250 RATP minimums?
https://www.liberty.edu/aeronautics/...eet-191011.pdf
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