Upper Limit Aviation offers a unique online Associates of Applied Science degree where successful students earn not only a degree, but CFII certification as well.
The 2-year, 72-credit degree prepares pilots, but it also prepares leaders who can become successful instructors, commercial pilots, aviation managers, or nearly any other role in aviation. Upper Limit has worked hard to architect a degree that is aviation focused, communications focused, and leadership focused. You don’t study History here. You study Aviation History. You don’t study Mathematics here. You study Aviation Mathematics. And we do it slowly, in an integrated, easy-to-learn process.
This program has been developed by some of the best minds in aviation.
Students take their ground courses online, and they take their flight labs at either one of our regional training centers or at an Upper Limit-approved Flight Training Provider near you.
The program is broken down into 8-week terms, with two in the fall, two in the spring, and two in the summer. Students can access all online aviation courses and join students and expert faculty from all around the nation and world. It is a collegial and dynamic learning experience that builds confidence in students and allows them to develop into the leaders necessary for our quickly expanding aviation industry.
Give students the levels of flight training and academic coursework to get the best jobs in the aviation industry.
1: Inspire students and give them a successful restart in life, not just a career.
2: Provide strong aviation industry knowledge.
3: Teach general education courses through the lens of the aviation industry and aviation topics, developing student abilities in critical thinking, decision-making, and communications.
4: Develop strong communicators and leaders. Nearly all of our students will become flight instructors themselves. This is a natural progression of career and responsibility in this industry. As such, we take extra time to ensure they communicate smoothly and professionally, know how to handle conflict and stressful situations, and are viewed as capable leaders.
5: Maximize retention while maximizing quality in the cockpit. Not everyone can be or should be a pilot. But their natural love of aviation can be lived out in other areas, such as aviation logistics, aviation maintenance, or aviation business. As we put students through a fine filter in the cockpit, those not possessing the skills to stay there can land in these other areas. There are a number of things that get in the way of all students retaining, whether they are good pilots or not. They include fear, life circumstances, and struggles with math and science. As such, our program has been designed to help students overcome these obstacles.