Although online education is nothing new, the aviation industry is finally getting into the action. Several vocational schools and universities are now offering online programs that can teach some or all of the course material needed to launch a career in aviation. Some of these institutions even offer financial aid to those who qualify.
Online Professional Pilot Programs – Although you can’t learn to fly a real airplane from the comfort of your own home, several schools now offer a way to earn a degree online while simultaneously attending either a local flight school or a cooperating flight academy. And by going this route, you may be eligible to receive financial aid grants and loans, if you qualify. Most airlines now require a college degree for employment so earning a Bachelor or Associate degree concurrently with your physical flight training may be a great way to go. Mountain State University is now offering degrees online concurrently with enrollment at one of ATP’s (Airline Transport Professionals) 25 U.S. training locations. Similarly, Utah Valley University has made arrangements with a number of other flight schools to allow you to earn your degree while learning to fly.
Online Aircraft Dispatcher Programs – Sheffield School of Aeronautics and Jeppesen now offer online courses for their Aircraft Dispatcher Training programs. These courses prepare you for a short classroom experience which leads up to taking the appropriate FAA (or other governing body) flight dispatcher tests.
Online Aviation Associate, Bachelor and Masters Degrees – Everglades University is now offering several different aviation degree programs online including Aviation Management, Aviation Technology, and even a Master’s Degree in Aviation Science.
Online training in the aviation industry is finally here and it offers you new possibilities in the way of financing and building your resume for your ultimate aviation goal. To learn more about these programs please visit our Online Aviation Programs page where you can contact each school for more information.