Phoenix East Aviation’s professional flight training program has been approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for reimbursement under the Montgomery GI bill, for veterans eligible for GI Bill educational benefits. To qualify for these benefits, the veteran must have a private pilot’s license and valid medical certification before beginning a reimbursable pilot training program. Under Chapter 30 of the Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (MGIB), the VA will reimburse the enrolled veteran up to 60% of the approved training charges up to the maximum allowable. A Phoenix East Aviation
General Information on VA Educational Benefits.
For details on eligibility and benefits, be sure to check www.gibill.va.gov. Phoenix East Aviation makes no guarantees regarding your specific eligibility for benefits. The flight training student is responsible for all training costs incurred. To be certain, you may obtain a VA Certificate of Eligibility, which will detail your available benefits.
This educational benefit may be used for flight training. The VA reimbursement is typically approximately 60% and can be used for training following receipt of a Private Pilot Certificate. MGIB benefits may be used for up to 10 years from the date of last discharge or release from active duty. (The 10 year period can be extended under special circumstances. Contact the VA for details). Eligible veterans, based on two years of active duty and four years in the Selected Reserve, have 10 years from active duty release date, or 10 years from the completion of the four-year Selected Reserve obligation to use MGIB benefits. VA benefits do not reimburse costs for Private Pilot Certificate training. To qualify for these GI benefits, the veteran must have a private pilot’s license and valid medical certification before beginning a reimbursable pilot training program.