Welcome to the Sky

Aspire to Soar – West Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Aviation Commercial Pilot: Fixed Wing Program.

Day of Aviation

Join us any time from 11am-2pm to find out more about the aviation program, prizes, & refreshments.

Saturday, June 1, 2024
11:00 – 2:00
Wheeling-Ohio County Airport

Program Overview

Ever Dream of taking to the skies as a commercial pilot? At West Liberty University, your aviation aspirations take flight with our Bachelor of Science in Aviation Commercial Pilot: Fixed Wing program. In partnership with Marshall University and located just a short drive from our campus at the Wheeling-Ohio County Airport, this program offers hands-on flight training using Marshall’s fleet of state-of-the-art Cirrus SR 20 aircraft. It’s not just about learning to fly; it’s about preparing to lead in the aviation industry with comprehensive training that spans aeronautics, navigation, and beyond. 

Soar to New Heights: Career Opportunities Await!

Graduates from our Aviation program are set to take off into various high-demand roles within the aviation industry:

Commercial Airline Pilot
Corporate Pilot
Cargo Pilot
Flight Instructor
Aerospace Operations Manager

Learn more about Aviation

It is estimated that over the next two decades, 143,000 new pilots will need to be trained and ready to fly commercial airliners to meet the demand for air travel. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of airline and commercial pilots was projected to grow 6% from 2018 to 2031. Most job opportunities will arise from the need to replace pilots who leave the occupation permanently over the projection period.

The median annual wage for airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers was $202,180 in May 2021. The median annual wage for commercial pilots was $99,640.

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The Hilltop Advantage

Partnership Perk: Benefit from a joint program with Marshall University, leveraging their expert faculty and Facilities.

Experiential Learning: Dive into hands-on training with real aircraft and high-tech simulators from day one.

Career Ready: With our program, you’re preparing to excel in a thriving industry that values skilled, well-trained professionals. 

Pathway to Prosperity: With aviation careers seeing unprecedented demand, a degree from WLU is a ticket to a rewarding career that can literally take you places.

Next Steps

Ready to launch a career that goes beyond the conventional? Don’t keep your dreams on the ground. Connect with our admissions team to start your journey at West Liberty University, where every flight begins with great possibilities.

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The journey of a lifetime starts with your first visit to West Liberty, where you will be greeted by a warm and inviting tree-shaded campus full of excitement.


Apply today and discover how West Liberty University can help you realize your aviation career aspirations.