Funding Options

Helicopter flight training is no small financial endeavor. The quicker you get your finances in order, the quicker you can begin your training. For the sake of efficient learning, we highly recommend doing everything you can to ensure a steady schedule of training.

We have compiled a list of some of the more common aviation funding options. Keep in mind, there are many more out there and they are constantly changing. Please click on the list names or logos for more information. 

AOPA, Flex Aviation Loan is offering a new loan option for aviation students. It can be utilized towards any rating and has a $100,000 cap. You will need to become a member of AOPA and fill out the application online. This loan is based entirely on your credit and if necessary you can utilize a co-signer.  

Pilot Finance is for the part-time student. Their programs are for those whose schedule is between 1-5 lessons per week and their payment system is based on that schedule. Pilot Finance bases your interest rate on your qualifications depending on income, any outstanding debt and your credit score.

The Whirly Girls are a great non-profit organization. Their maxim is providing women with positive role models and supplying a network to connect those women. Their support of international women helicopter pilots is exemplary and they offer several scholarships.

For you guys out there, still check out their site as they have some excellent resources listed.

Airmen Scholarship & Commissioning Program (ASCP) 

The ASCP is a chance for active duty Air Force personnel to earn commission while meeting requirements for their chosen degree. There are quite a few qualifications that you must meet and the application deadline is October 15th.

As a VA approved flight program, we are able to accept the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, MGIB, and Chapters 1606 and 107 benefits for those eligible veterans and their dependents. At this point in time, you will be responsible for your initial training to get either a Private or Private Add-on. Check out our VIB to see what parts of the program are covered.

The Alaska Aviation Safety Foundation is a non-profit organization was created to improve aviation safety in Alaska and awards several scholarships with donated funds to deserving aviators who hold their Private License and are currently enrolled in an aviation program.

Alaska Airmen's Association. "Our mission is to promote aviation, enhance safety and support initiatives that benefit pilots and our growing aviation community. Whether you’re a veteran pilot or just discovered a passion for aviation, the Alaska Airmen welcome new members who share the wonders of flight on the Last Frontier!"

As one of the largest General Aviation state memberships in the country, the Alaska Airmen has more licensed pilots than any other state with 2,200 members. They also offer 5 aviation scholarships yearly.

As with any financial commitment, please make sure that you do your homework. It is you responsibility to be able to make an informed decision. This is your future! For that reason alone we are upfront with all of our costs. We want you to be confident in your choice so that you may go forth with the best opportunities possible!

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