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Sterling Flight Training Launches Rotary Transition Pilot Pathway

[Jacksonville, Florida, May 8] – Sterling Flight Training LLC, is excited to announce its new Rotary Transition Pilot (RTP) Pathway training program through its affiliation with Liberty University. This unique program pairs online coursework with local flight training to covert helicopter experience to fixed-wing ratings, qualifying students for an airline position in just a few short months.

Currently military pilots have the lowest required number of flight hours to get an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate, at just 750 compared to 1000-1500 hours for civilian pilots. This program leverages that experience toward a professional pilot career. GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon benefits are available for those that qualify.

Students will finish the program with:

  • B.S. in Aviation
  • FAA Commercial Single and Multi-Engine License with Instrument Rating
  • FAA Flight Instructor Certificate
  • 25 hours of multi-engine time and required hours for a regional airline

“Our close proximity to Jacksonville military bases and the surrounding veteran community make this a highly sought-after program”, said Wayne Heller, CEO of Sterling. “We are excited to serve this part of our community and assist veterans in discovering the next stage of their career life.”

More information on this program can be found at sterlingflight.com/rtp.


About Sterling Flight Training
Sterling Flight Training is Jacksonville’s premiere flight school, offering programs from private pilot to professional pilot. Backed by a team of airline industry veterans with more than 100 years of combined aviation experience, the Sterling team has led the training initiatives for thousands of airline pilots across the US. Students receive training they can trust with safety top of mind. The school is FAA and VA approved, and offers degrees through both in-house training programs and university affiliations. For more information, visit sterlingflight.com.

For media assets or to schedule an interview, please contact Ashley Roy, Director of Branding and Communications, aroy@sterlingflight.com.

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