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Liberty University Aeronautics

Affiliate Program

Bring Your Training to Life
Sterling Flight Training is an official Flight Training Affiliate of the Liberty University School of Aeronautics.

Enroll in Liberty’s program, take your general academic and aviation academic courses online, and then fly with Sterling! Students have the potential to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in as little as two years, depending on how quickly you complete your online courses, how often you fly, your ability to pass the required FAA exams and other factors, such as weather.

With this relationship, students of Liberty and Sterling can be offered the following benefits:

  1. Federal Financial Aid
  2. Federal Pell Grants and scholarships
  3. Expanded VA benefits versus vocational training
  4. Restricted “Reduced Hour” Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) Program

This program allows the student to attend Liberty University via online classes, attend Sterling Flight Training locally, and graduate from the University at the main campus in Lynchburg Virginia!

High School Students

Did you know high school students may begin flight training while still in high school? You have two options:

Option 1:

Enroll directly into the Private Pilot Certification Course at Sterling and complete your Private Pilot. Then you may enroll in Liberty University upon completion of the certification and graduation from high school. Liberty will grant you full credit for all private courses (12 credits) and you may begin instrument training. (Students cannot conduct any Instrument training outside of a Liberty University Program and still qualify for the Restricted-ATP (our Dual Enrollment program counts as an approved program). 

Option 2:

Enroll in Liberty University’s High School Dual Enrollment program. Here the student can take Liberty’s Private and Instrument courses just as a college student and earn college credit. You are under all the same requirements as a student in the college program (this includes flight fee protocols, assignment requirements, etc.) The advantage to the Dual Enrollment program is you can use those credits towards the 60 credits required for the Restricted-ATP and there is a significant tuition discount. You can find more information on our Dual Enrollment Program here.  

For additional information, please contact Liberty University:

Phone Number: 434-582-7728 

E-mail: sgreen145@liberty.edu

Veterans Benefits

For Veterans Benefits information, please click this link or contact Liberty University at:

  1. By email: luomilitary@liberty.edu

  2. By phone (toll free): 855-355-4947

What Liberty Students Say...

Sterling Flight Training maintains an incredible operation, a variety of airplanes, and professional staff. They are second to none in preparing students to become skilled pilots ready to take on the skies.


Sterling was the best choice I could have made when starting my flight training. They have worked with me every step of the way. I now have my pilot’s license and I have the team at Sterling to thank!

Private Pilot

I just completed my first solo flight! A big thank you to everyone at Sterling Flight Training who helped me get this far – this has been amazing. Now I’m ready for my cross-country solo – let’s go!

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