FLIGHT TRAINING FOR VETERANS
VA BENEFIT FLIGHT TRAINING
JB Aeronautics is proud to help veterans launch successful pilot careers. You’ve worked hard for your VA Benefits. They were earned through service and dedication. Now it's time to put them to use. The JBA team is here to help support our Veteran students and ensure you get the most out of your VA Benefits during flight school.
WITH CHAPTER 30: MONTGOMERY GI BILL - ACTIVE DUTY
This is an education program for individuals who initially started active duty on or after July 1, 1985, and for military retirees who entered the service before 1/1/77 and were eligible to receive Chapter 34 benefits on 12/31/89. You must establish eligibility under one of these four categories:
Category 1: For those who first entered active duty after June 30, 1985, and didn’t decline the MGIB in writing upon entry into active duty.
Category 2: For those with remaining entitlement under the Vietnam Era GI Bill (Chapter 34, title 38, U.S. Code).
Category 3: For those who were involuntarily separated for certain reasons or those who were separated under the VSI (Voluntary Separation Incentive) or SSB (Special Separation Benefit) program.
Category 4: For former Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) participants who elected to convert to MGIB during the open window periods and for a small group of National Guard members who were given a brief opportunity to elect MGIB.
WITH CHAPTER 1606: MONTGOMERY GI BILL- SELECTED RESERVE
This is an education program for active members of the Selected Reserve. Selected Reserve components include the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corp Reserve, Coast Guard Reserve, Army National Guard, and Air National Guard. You can be eligible for chapter 1606 benefits if you meet the following requirements:
Incur a Six-Year Selected Reserve Obligation. You must enter into a six-year obligation to serve in the Selected Reserve. If you’re an officer, you must agree to serve six years in addition to your current obligation.
Complete your IADT (Initial Active Duty for Training).
Maintain Selected Reserve Status. Serve in a drilling Selected Reserve unit and remain in good standing.
Complete High School. You must obtain a high school diploma or equivalency certificate before applying for benefits.
WITH CHAPTER 33: POST 9/11 GI BILL
Under this GI Bill™, you could be eligible for assistance with tuition for flight training, including your Private rating. You can use this to help pay for these ratings/certificates: Instrument, Commercial, Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), Certified Flight Instructor- Instrument (CFII), Add-On Ratings, Multi-Engine Training, and more.
Your level of eligibility is based on how long you served on active duty after September 10, 2001, and
How much entitlement you have left for school or training under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and
The program and type of school you’re enrolled in (whether you’re enrolled in a vocational school, or a degree program at a private or public college or university)
The GI Bill® covers $15,075.05 of vocational flight training per year (as of the academic year 2022-2023). The training must be conducted in a VA benefit sanctioned flight school as part of an FAA approved Part 141 course. VA vocational training is designed to be career advancing and assist the veteran in obtaining advanced flight ratings and training with the GI Bill’s help. Advanced ratings include: Instrument, Commercial, Multi-add on, as well as all instructor ratings. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).