Piedmont Flight Training is now a Flight Training Affiliate of Liberty’s School of Aeronautics

Piedmont Flight Training (PFT) is proud to announce our new partnership with Liberty University as a Flight Training Affiliate (FTA) of Liberty’s School of Aeronautics.

At Liberty, students can earn an online B​achelor of Science in Aviation​. Through the program’s flight training requirements and the partnership, students can complete their flight training at PFT and under PFT’s Part 141 Certificate. All of the student flight training will be completed in accordance with PFT’s Part 141.

About Liberty

Liberty is proud to have the largest flight school in Virginia with instructors and professors who have vast real-world experience to give you insights into the industry. As a pioneer in distance learning since 1985 and a Christian university ranked in the top 1% of 2,100 online colleges, Liberty has the reputation, resources, and academic quality to provide online aviation degrees that will help you meet your career goals.

Liberty University’s FTA program was established in 2013 and now with over 3,200 students, they are one of the largest collegiate aviation flight programs in the nation – growing over 45% each year.

The degree is designed to challenge and strengthen your understanding of the core concepts and skills of aviation.

Liberty Highlights

  • If you already have licenses, you can get direct college credit and reduce the amount of time to finish your bachelor’s degree.
  • If you need flight training, Liberty has partnered with affiliated airfields, like Piedmont Flight Training in Winston-Salem, across the country to give you a flexible and affordable path to finish all the way to your commercial pilot’s license.
  • Since the online program is year-round, you can complete their degree in 2.5 years with no prior experience.
  • Liberty is​ ranked in the top 1% of online schools and universities​ for affordability, accessibility, and academic quality. ​BestColleges.com
  • While many other online colleges have raised tuition, ​Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university with no increase in tuition for five straight years.  Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.
  • Liberty offers some of the lowest tuition rates for military members and their families.  For more information, go to liberty.edu/online/military-students/

PFT Highlights

  • PFT is one of North Carolina’s oldest flight schools with over 30 years of training future pilots in Winston-Salem
  • PFT a diversified fleet of 14 aircraft, offering students choices and flexibility
  • Unlike most smaller flight schools at non-towered airports, students training at Smith Reynolds Airport get exposure like at a large airport, but with a tower and ground controllers without the airline volume\
  • PFT is privileged to have ten certified flight instructors, with a combined +60,000 of flight hours amongst the team
  • PFT is a Part 141 and Part 61 flight school

Our School Will Remain Open With Enhanced Health Precautions and Procedures

Piedmont Flight Training takes concerns about COVID-19 very seriously. Our number one priority is the safety of all students and staff. We have been proactive in educating our students and staff in reference to healthy protective measures and will expend every effort to continue to do our part in the protection of public health and follow appropriate guidance as necessary from the CDC and NC government authorities.

Critical Infrastructure Sectors
There are 16 critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof. Presidential Policy Directive 21 (PPD-21): Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience advances a national policy to strengthen and maintain secure, functioning and resilient critical infrastructure. This directive supersedes Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7.
Aviation is Part of Our Critical Infrastructure Sectors
Aviation includes aircraft, air traffic control systems, and about 19,700 airports, heliports and landing strips. Approximately 500 provide commercial aviation services at civil and joint-use military airports, heliports, and sea plane bases.  In addition, the aviation mode includes commercial and recreational aircraft (manned and unmanned) and a wide-variety of support services, such as aircraft repair stations, fueling facilities, navigation aids, and flight schools. Source Link