Learn to Fly with Liberty University!
Put Your Aviation Degree on the Fast Track!
Orange County Flight Center (OCFC) is a flight training Affiliate of Liberty University. Information on the Bachelor of Science in Aviation is available at Liberty.edu
The following courses are offered by Liberty University School of Aeronautics within the Bachelor of Science in Aviation program:
- Private Pilot Certificate — AVIA220 & 225
Can be completed as a Free Elective or prior to enrollment.
- Instrument Rating — AVIA320*
- Commercial Pilot Certificate — AVIA325 & 327*
- Commercial Single Engine Add-On rating — AVIA331*
- Flight Instructor Certification — AVIA420*
- Flight Instructor Instrument Certification — AVIA422 (1 Credit)* or AVIA423 (3 Credits)*
- Multi-Engine Instructor Certification — AVIA441 (1 Credit)* or AVIA443 (3 Credits)*
*Courses noted with asterisk (*) above are the only courses authorized by the Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) for application of GI Bill® and/or VA funding by Web Enabled Approved Management System (“WEAMS”) institutions.
Step 1. Apply online at Liberty University
Step 2. Submit Enrollment Application Form
Step 3. Schedule Your Training with OCFC
The Fast Track to Success
Earn a degree in Aviation online in less time while completing your flight training at OCFC, a flight training affiliate. Since LUO online program is year-round, as a full-time student you’ll be able to complete your degree in 2.5 years (with no prior aviation experience).
Study in High School
Liberty University Online Academy (LUOA) provides a unique opportunity for students to study aviation while they’re still enrolled in high school!
Through LUOA’s Dual Enrollment program, 11th- and 12th-grade students are invited to take online college courses offered by Liberty University while partnering with OCFC approved flight training. These accredited courses can award both high school and college credit and are offered at discounted prices.
- Saves money – LUOA offers a tuition discount (up to 70% savings)
- Saves time – credits can transfer into a bachelor’s degree
- Enables students to get a jumpstart on the courses required to earn their Commercial Pilot License (CPL)
- Allows students to work towards becoming a flight instructor or earning a multi-engine rating upon completion of PL requirements
- Provides students with flight hours – an R-ATP (Restricted Airline
Transport Pilot) license requires 1000-1250 hours
LUOA offers up to 30 hours of aviation (AVIA) credit through Dual Enrollment courses. In addition to AVIA 105, an introductory course that covers the basics of aviation, the following courses can be dual-enrolled:
Instrument Rating (IFR)
*Students must have a private pilot license (PPL) before enrolling in AVIA 227, AVIA 310, and AVIA 320. In addition, you are only able to fly during daylight hours.
AVIA 227 – Introduction to Risk Management
AVIA 230 – Unmanned Aerial Systems
AVIA 245 – Aviation Leadership
Registration Process Recommendations
Take flight courses in full-semester terms.
- The amount of work required is best suited for the A term unless a student lives right by the Flight Training Affiliate (FTA).
- The 8-week schedule will often require between 3-5 different activities per week at the FTA.
- Having enough flight instructors available to follow an 8-week schedule can sometimes be difficult.
- Weather can sometimes affect flight schedules. Be sure you plan accordingly and fulfill your required hours.
Information contained herein is subject to change depending upon updates and changes that may be made by LUOA and OCFC periodically.
Prospective students are directed to respective LUOA and OCFC website/s for updated information to be found at www.liberty.edu and www.ocfc.com.