Note: The GI Bill does not specify any category/class of aircraft, therefore students can be enrolled directly into the Commercial & Instrument training programs. Fixed wing Private Pilot’s License suffices the VA requirement.
Flight Training Under The Post-9/11 GI Bill
- A Private Pilot’s License
- A valid Second Class Medical Certificate
- Certificate of Eligibility of Benefits
- Apply and Enroll in the appropriate GI Bill program through the Department of Veterans Affairs at www.gibill.va.gov
Post 9/11 GI Bill
Those who have served on active duty after September 11th, 2001 may be eligible for Chapter 33 benefits. The Post 9/11 GI Bill offers to pay the actual net costs for tuition and fees, or $10,970; whichever is less, per academic year. Any costs accrued over the approved amount will not be reimbursed. Since Corporate Helicopters is not associated with an institute of higher learning, veterans will not receive a housing allowance or the books and supplies stipend.
Once the veteran elects to receive the Post 9/11 GI Bill they may not convert back to the Montgomery GI Bill. Initially, payments must initially be provided by the veteran. Once the appropriate forms are processed, the veteran will be reimbursed.
Montgomery GI Bill
Those who have not elected for Chapter 33 benefits and have paid the initial $1,200 may be eligible for Chapter 31 benefits. The Montgomery GI Bill offers to pay 60% of approved charges for training. Under the MGIB, veterans are not eligible to receive a housing allowance or the books and supplies stipend. Payments must initially be provided by the veteran and once the appropriate forms are processed the veteran will be reimbursed.
If you wish to use your VA benefits to attend flight school, you should first apply at www.gibill.va.gov or call the Department of Veterans Affairs Educational Customer Service Hotline at (888) 442-4551. After you complete the online steps, your Certificate of Eligibility will be mailed to you. Currently, Corporate Helicopters is not associated with any institutes of higher learning or degree seeking programs.