Veteran Pilot Training
A VETERAN BUILT COMPANY PREPARED TO HELP YOU UTILIZE YOUR VA BENEFITS.
We’ve worked extensively with veterans over the years. We’re proud to support those who’ve fought for our country along their path to complete their educational dream or convert their military licenses to civilian. Have questions about the process? Give us a call and we can help walk you through the application procedure!
CHAPTER 33 OR POST 9/11 BILL
Veterans receive $14,378.35 per academic year, per course. The student must enroll in one course per academic year if they want to utilize the full benefits for the course. These academic years renew on August 1st.
This cap applies to all classes and/or enrollments that begin during that academic year, regardless of the academic year in which the classes or enrollments are completed. This means you cannot get additional funding for a course you are enrolled in just by training over the August 1st Academic year start.
The VA does not pay for the Private Pilot License as it is a recreational license despite being a prerequisite for the instrument and commercial course. Reference our Private Pilot Program here for information on the private pilot course. If you are interested in applying for financing for your Private Pilot, AOPA provides flight training financing.
CHAPTER 30 OR MONTGOMERY G.I.
Veterans receive a reimbursement for 60% of your training course’s approved charges; this means 100% of the cost of training is provided by the veteran and the VA reimburses them individually. The student can enroll in multiple courses per academic year; they just need to be in a specific order. If a Veteran plans to go career pilot, this bill may be a better plan based off of the student’s schedule and how quickly they are looking to complete their training but it is always best to speak with your VA counselor before selecting which benefits you will use. You can transfer your Chapter 30 benefits to Chapter 33 if it might benefit you in your situation but you cannot transfer it back once you switch chapters.
VOCATIONAL REHAB FOR VETERANS
The VA no longer allows veterans to utilize Voc. Rehab. for flight training outside of a degree program. You can contact the VA to see if you qualify for Voc Rehab if you are unsure and we can align you with a College Degree Program representative in order to use your benefits to achieve your Flight Licenses and an associate’s degree.
Students can set up a block time account with $4000.00 cash or check. Students will receive a 5% discount off the hourly rate of flight and ground instruction. Therefore, if the training cost $12,000 then the student will save over $700.00.
Block time cannot be purchased with a credit card.
If a student requests a refund of their money on account, the 5% discount will be put back on each paid invoice and paid for out of the remainder of block time funds. After one year from the last invoice, the student can only fly off block time funds – a refund will not be given. Student can give credit on account to other students.
If you would like to try a demo lesson, Veracity offers a discovery flight in the R22 for $150.00. This includes 30 minutes of ground and 25 minutes of hands-on flight! You can log it if you have a logbook or you can purchase one for $9.95+tax.
If you are over 225 pounds (the seat weight limit for the R22), the R44 discovery flight is $235.00.
Gift certificates for the discovery flight can be purchased over the phone or through email and make great presents. If the recipient decides they’d like to fly longer, additional flight time can be combined with the original certificate.