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#21 kona4breakfast


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Posted 06 November 2015 - 17:03

Good thing you already got your divorce out of the way

I told my mom I wanted to be a pilot when I grew up.  She told me I couldn't do both.

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 11:07

Gonna piggy-back on your topic here to provide you with something that literally just happened to me yesterday:


Also a Veteran here..I was accepted to Guidance Aviation at BRCC and set to start flight school in January using the GI Bill. Just found out that the VA will no longer be covering private licenses. That's gonna have to be paid out of pocket, a cool $25k, and that I will not receive GI Bill benefits while getting my private license. 


How are y'all getting your private licenses without drowning in debt afterwards? 

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Posted 22 November 2015 - 03:14

I have been working with the VA in education for 8yrs....Dodge City Community College is one of the main schools I see people getting training in...its a public institution and therefore no Tuition and Fees cap.....I seen 1 semester paid out 2 weeks ago of $89,000.00 for helicopter instructor I believe.


Front Range in Loveland is also approved.




follow this link and select flight in the program type field and then click on the state you want to go to school in and it will tell you the approved flights schools in that state...




remember, do your research on the flight training.   I don't want any of you to get stuck with huge expenses that the VA will not cover. 


I honestly don't deal with flight a whole bunch, I maybe get 1-2 flight calls a week out of about 600 calls....so all I ask is do your research.   I will be more than happy to help, if I don't know the answer, I will find out

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 21:51

Hello John,


I also recommend Leading Edge Aviation in Bend, OR. The program is top notch! I am a veteran and graduate of the program. Having trained at other schools prior to finding LEA I can tell you that the training is above and beyond.

Best of luck and please feel free to message me with any questions.

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