Veracity Aviation is a Veteran built company that helped over 25 students utilize their VA benefits last year alone. Veterans must register to use their benefits with a VA representative at the student hotline (888-442-4551). Veterans can also submit their form 22-1990 online at the VA website.
Easily accessible, Texas is a great place for international students to complete their training. We can help you go through the steps of attaining an M1 Visa for training and completing the AFSP background check.
Under a vocational flight school setting, the VA does not cover your private pilot license; this is an out of pocket expense along with your books and materials, including your medical, writtens and practical tests.
Chapter 33 or Post 9/11 Bill
The Veteran will receive $13,031.61 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. The 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.
Chapter 30 or Montgomery G.I.
Veterans receive 60% of your training’s total balance for each course after it is flown; 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. These academic years renew August 1st. If a Veteran plans to go career pilot, this bill may be a better plan based off of the student’s schedule.
Most people are Post 9/11, but if given the chance to choose, make sure you look carefully into each program. Visit the VA Website to view the status of your application.
For a full breakdown of out of pocket costs, please call the VA coordinator at Veracity Aviation, Kim Demore.
Veracity Aviation, LLC. is partnered with Charter College for an associate’s degree in applied science. The course is an online course with flight training offered at all locations. The course is approved for VA benefits at the Seguin location but the satellite locations are awaiting VA approval at this time.
The VA has enforced rules stating that the private pilot license is no longer covered – even in a degree program, unless the college owns the aircraft and employs the CFIs. For more information about the college program, financial aid and enrollment, visit the Charter College Aviation page.
Charter Class Information
All students will have to train on an M1 visa with an approved TSA Training Request. You will need to email or call the office to start your I-20 M1 Visa application. If you are attending another flight school that is shutting down or does not have availability to teach you and it is within six months of your arrival – you may transfer your Visa to another flight school instead of applying for a new one. Fees are still charged for transferring through UCSIS.
If you are not sure if you need an M1 Visa/AFSP Training Request or not – please visit: https://www.aopa.org/advocacy/pilots/alien-flight-training-program/aliens-and-non-us-citizens-seeking-flight-training.
If your are still unsure – follow the interactive training guide HERE.
Typically, the only students who WILL NOT need an M1 Visa, are:
Part 61 flight schools and independent flight instructors may train a foreign national if that alien is a legal permanent resident or in a work status (H-type visa) with extended stay privileges or a refugee in asylum status with appropriate DHS documentation.
If you have never had any training in the US or are intending on furthering your knowledge in instruments- you will need to complete the AFSP training request.
TO BEGIN THE AFSP FLIGHT TRAINING REQUEST:
Five Year Address History
Date of Birth
Country of Birth
Country of Citizenship
Name of the School: Veracity Aviation
Course Name : Private Pilot
Course Id : PPL01
Course Description: Private Pilot (or applicable course name)
Aircraft Type: Robinson R22 Beta II (and/or) Robinson R44 Raven II
Training Request Category: 3
Training Request Date: Your training dates. (it is better to overestimate the completion times.)
If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact the AFSP help desk listed on the website.
Veracity Aviation is not responsible for the content of the website and has no control over requested documentation, procedures, or customer service issues.
Please visit www.aopa.org/tsa_rule/ for more information on TSA registration.
TO BEGIN YOUR M1 VISA APPLICATION:
Upon receipt of these items, Veracity Aviation will issue and send the International Student, the I-20 Form to apply for the M-1 Student Training Visa. Resident Aliens will not need an M-1 Visa to train- please supply a color photo copy of the permanent resident card.
2. The next step for the International Student is to go to the Student and Exchange Visitors Information Service (SEVIS) website: www.FMJfee.com and complete the SEVIS I-901 Form and pay the required $200.00 application fee. Resident Aliens are not required to pay this fee. This fee must be paid before the applicant arrives at the US Embassy or Consulate for the VISA Interview. Please be prepared before you go for your interview, you could do your research online or we recommend you hire a travel agency who would be familiar with the Visa process. Once you get the Visa, kindly inform us of your arrival date so we could make arrangements to begin training. If you show up WITHOUT notifying the school, it is not guaranteed that we can get you into the states if you are OUTSIDE your training dates.
Other Important Information an International Student and Resident Aliens MUST know:
Applicants from non-English speaking countries must complete the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) examination as a demonstration of English proficiency. A score of at least 550 is required and a copy of the test results must be forwarded to Veracity Aviation.
If it is not convenient for you to complete the TOEFL exam in your country, or you are uncertain about your standard of English, you should contact the Cultural Affairs Officer at the US Embassy in your country.
The following are also acceptable as exceptions to TOEFL:
A certificate of completion of an English language course.
A U.S. high school graduation diploma.
An FAA Pilot Certificate with no restrictions or limitations.