GI Bill Training
Sky Safety is proud to support the men and women who have served and are currently serving our country. For those using the Post 9/11 GI Bill, we strongly recommend using one of our college partners. As accredited colleges, they are able to make much better use of your benefits.
Several of our current staff members including our chief pilot, Brian Wells, are former service personnel, so we understand the unique needs of providing flight training for our service members utilizing VA benefits. Our trained staff is well versed in assisting veterans with dealing with all the applicable documents and training course requirements. You can depend on our aviation academy to provide the expert flight training and guidance you need to ensure you receive the maximum benefits to which you are entitled.
Post 9/11 GI Bill
Veterans eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill are able to use approximately $13,000 per academic year for flight training except for private pilot training. To clarify, an academic year lasts from August 1 to July 31. Further, all flight training except for private pilot training is covered under this bill. For those looking to do a full program, from zero experience to commercial and CFI, we recommend a college program. However, vocational flight training except for private pilot training (according to rule) using the Post 9/11 is available at Sky Safety for those looking for individual licences or add-ons.
*VA does not pay for DPE Check ride fees (Certification Fee). This is paid out of pocket.
Note: 98% of pilots that receive their CFI/CFII training with us start their careers by working as flight instructors at our school!
How to Apply
For Veterans using education benefits for the first time: Verify that your VA benefits are available by contacting your local VA office at 1-800-827-1000. Click here for the Application for VA Benefits form.
For enrollment you will need to submit a letter of eligibility from the VA to verify benefits. You can apply for benefits at www.va.gov. They will send an eligibility letter defining benefits available. This process can take up to 30 days.
Further, you’ll find our aviation academy listed on the VA’s website in the Facilities Locater and Directory.