We are proud that the flight programs at Alyeska Helicopters have been approved by the VA for GI Bill® education benefits for those who wish to achieve their aviation goals. To qualify for this distinction, our flight school has met numerous strict requirements put in place by both the FAA and the VA as a Part 141 facility.
Post 9/11 Bill
Depending on what you qualify for, with the Post 9/11 GI Bill you may be eligible to have the a decent portion of your schooling paid for. Effective August 2015, the net cost of your schooling may not exceed $12,048.50 for the academic year. The school will be reimbursed directly, so you may not have to pay anything unless you exceed the academic cap.
Montgomery GI Bill
Utilizing the Montgomery GI Bill, you will be responsible for paying the cost of training up front. You will then be reimbursed 60% of the cost at the end of each month. Keep in mind that you will only be reimbursed up to the FAA minimums. Should you exceed those minimums, you will be responsible for the covering the cost of any extra hours needed.
The following programs (initial & add-on) available for VA funding are:
At this point in time, to utilize your benefits with us, you will need to expect to pay for either a Private Pilot Helicopter or Private Add-On Rating. You must have a valid 1st or 2nd class flight physical to exercise commercial privileges. If you allow your medical to expire, your benefits will be cancelled. Once you have accomplished those two things, we will be able to enroll you in the next VA approved course.
For those of you who have not already applied for benefits, you will need to do so. Click on the link below for a walk-through of the online application process.
If you have used your educational benefits before, you will need to fill out VA Form 22-1995.
Please contact us with any questions, or call the VA at (888)-442-4551.GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill."