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How to get Flight Training as a Veteran

PatriotThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs is now offering a broad range of programs and benefits available to those who are eligible. If you are aVeteran, in honor of your dedicated service, you have earned financialaid for various programs including education and flight training.

Benefits and Services

Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and benefits including Disability, Education, and Flight Training, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Home Loan Guaranty, Dependent and Survivor Benefits, Medical Treatment, Life Insurance and Burial Benefits.

This article will focus on the benefits and services pertaining to flight training.


Eligibility for most Veterans Affairs benefits is based upon discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions, and certain benefits require service during wartime. You may be eligible for VA benefits if you are a:

  • Veteran
  • Veteran’s dependent
  • Surviving spouse, child, or parent of a deceased Veteran
  • Uniformed service member

How to Apply

Find a flight training school near you that best suits your needs. Then process the application.
You can apply online through the Veterans On Line Application or VONAPP.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill

The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides financial support for education and housing to individuals seeking flight training with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill will pay your tuition based upon the highest in-state tuition charged by a public educational institution in the state where the school is located. The amount of support that an individual may qualify for depends on where they live and what type of degree they are pursuing.

It is important for you as a veteran to receive your flight training education. Veterans have been an important asset to this country and the benefits given to veterans are specifically for the purpose of returning the honor of service.

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