If you are a US military veteran, this could be important news for you: The Dept. of Veterans Affairs is accepting applications for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The bill contains new education benefits for flight training for veterans, including reservists and National Guard members, who have served on active duty since September 11, 2001.
The provision for using GI Bill benefits to pay for flight training has been approved and will be a permanent part of the educational benefits for the Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP), Montgomery GI Bill and the Reserve Montgomery GI Bill (RMGIB).
Flight training, including solo flight hours, is authorized for individuals who have a private pilot’s license and who meet the medical requirements for a commercial pilot’s license.
The new bill is the most extensive educational assistance program authorized since the original GI Bill of Rights was signed into law in 1944. It provides eligible military and former military members with tuition payments and also may provide a housing allowance while they are studying, plus a stipend for books and supplies.
Phoenix East Aviation is approved under the Dept. of Veteran Affairs for career flight training, as well as approved by the Federal Aviation Administration and also the Florida Department of Education. To learn more about this progam and your eligibility for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, contact www.gibill.va.gov or call the Department of Veteran Affairs at 800-827-1000. Information concerning educational benefits can also be found in OPNAVINST 1780.3 or by calling the GI Bill customer service team at DSN 224-5934. To find out more about becoming a commercial pilot for your new career and how to get your education paid under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, go to www.pea.com or call 1-800-868-4359.