VA Benefits

Veteran G.I. Bill® Benefits – Flight Training

Gi Bill® Flight Training

Duluth Flying Club is proud to be an approved VA GI Bill® flight school for use of United States Department of Veterans Affairs military education benefits.

Prior to beginning pilot training, veterans must ensure that they are enrolled in one of the following chapters in order to be eligible:

Chapter 30 – Montgomery GI Bill® Active Duty

Chapter 33 – Post-9/11

Chapter 1606 – Montgomery GI Billreg; Selected Reserve

To what flight training programs can my G.I. Bill® benefits be applied?
GI Bill® benefits can be used for the following Part 141 flight training courses for veterans pursuing a career as a professional pilot:

Instrument Rating

Commercial Single-Engine

Certified Flight Instructor – Initial (CFI-A)

GI Bill® benefits may not be used for any portion of training for the Private Pilot Certificate, because obtaining that certification alone does not allow pilots to earn money. The VA is very clear that the GI Bill® benefits are only to be utilized in support of education and training that leads to a paying job.

G.I. Bill® Flight Training Eligibility and VA Flight Training Reimbursement
The amount veterans will save in out-of-pocket costs is based on the particular percent of eligibility, which means, ideally, you want to find schools that accept the GI Bill® and offer additional discounts and perks.

If you’re not sure about your particular percent of eligibility for your military education benefits, contact us.

Chapter 30 and 1606: 60% of the total approved charges for the course

Chapter 33: $13,986.72 per academic year cap

These are the latest rate updates, but this information can change without advance notice. At Duluth Flying Club, our Admissions Team will assist you in mapping out a GI Bill® flight training plan to maximize these benefits and help you achieve your professional pilot career goals.

Chief Flight Instructor Lis Hendrickson (CFII, CSIP, SCO) 218-390-0011

Check out our listing on the VA’s web-page
https://inquiry.vba.va.gov/weamspub/searchInst.do#content-area

VA Chapter more information
Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) Payment Rates for 2019 Academic Year