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  1. This x 10. The VA revised the wording in the bill so that Private Pilot's licenses are no longer covered if the degree program contracts out for the Private Pilot training. If the Private Pilot training is part of the degree track and is not contracted out then it's still covered. Recommend you go through a different school that handles its Private Pilot training as part of the degree.
  2. I actually reread the verbiage after you and Iheart posted and it's tricky wording. Basically if the school contracts out for the PPL then it's not covered but if they cover PPL as part of the degree track then it is still covered. That's good to know.
  3. Slide 11 covers the portion on the weight discrepancy "Where the FAA requires that an individual student to use a more expensive aircraft for whatever reason, the difference between the cost of that aircraft and the less expensive aircraft utilized by other students must be paid by the student." So, is the R44 track considered a different track/degree from the R22?
  4. I would say that, from what I have been able to read, moving around a lot for the first few years is pretty much unavoidable. You may have some luck if you can find a school in or near Louisiana that accepts VA benefits and hires their CFIIs as instructors. I'm on the opposite end of the spectrum as you. I have 7 years in and am looking at funding my PPL out of pocket while I'm still in the Army while I ride out the last year required for my GI bill benefits. Once that's done, moving somewhere that has a great flight program with a high possibility of being hired as an instructor after going t
  5. Easy fix to that would be to have the student pay out of pocket up front for the cost of the training and reimburse them only if they pass their exams/check rides; maybe a 50-50 disbursement. It is reasonable for sure but you have to be very careful how you use those 36 months of benefits. Especially now that schools can't group students going for air traffic control degrees but aren't flying into those going for their actual flight certifications. Much harder for schools to maintain 85-15. Either way I saw the writing on the wall about a year ago when all the stuff about Guidance Aviation cam
  6. I agree. I think the old system had way too many loopholes that allowed a few students to ruin the experience for all future students. I think that there needs to be a lot more education done on the military side of the house while the soldiers are still in so they can make a plan of action. I don't know many soldiers with $15-$20000 laying around to put into a PPL but they'd be a lot less likely to go out and blow their bonuses on sports cars, big trucks and BS in general if they knew they'd have to put that money towards their private pilots license. The information on the VA website is also
  7. Someone mentioned earlier that the Lieutenant who reported the incident originally is married (I believe the Lieutenant also said this in her video) so if that's accurate that's where the whole inappropriate relationship thing came in. I agree that GOMORs are dangerous. I've only ever seen 1 filed locally. In fact, there are so many different ways the Army can get one over on you administratively that a formal court martial is rarely needed. The Army is quickly becoming a zero defect culture. Previously your Lieutenant files would have been masked so she would have been able to recover from a
  8. Assuming what LT#2 stated was true; in this case I think it's more likely she was fooling around with someone in the CoC or, like you said, has connections. So many things appear wrong with this whole situation. Like the fact that just because legal was busy, she was denied legal representation. In addition the I/O should never be the commander, or anyone in the CoC, because of the conflicts of interest. The commander should never speak directly to the soldier under investigation because of conflict of interest when it comes time to recommend punishment. In fact NO commander should even speak
  9. Watched the video, a few of the guys named are my former classmates from the academy. After having done a whole lot of 15-6 investigations as a Commander all I have to say is if even half of this is accurate someone is about to have a lot of "splainin" to do. I see this being like the Oprah Winfrey show but instead of cars everyone in the CoC gets a GOMOR. Probably the legal office too. Interested to see what comes out of this.
  10. This thread is intended to put out the most up to date information on the Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits as it pertains to flight training. A lot of big changes that will affect future student's decisions. The biggest one that I can see being the requirement to have your PPL prior to beginning a flight training program in conjunction with an Institution of Higher Learning. This was previously only a requirement for vocational flight training. In addition, the yearly amount for vocational flight training was reduced to $12,048.50 and certain verbiage was placed into the documentation that makes s
  11. Having done some research on this as I'm in my last year of service before I get the full 100% there's a few different routes that you can go and I'm actively watching the benefits disappear into thin air so who knows if there will be anything left in a year. Hoping the new administration revamps veterans benefits. If you choose to do the flight training without being tied to a degree program then you're limited to $12,554.54 per year to apply towards the training costs. You also need to have your Private Pilots license before you can use the funding towards higher certifications which means y
  12. Just a few questions, hopefully someone is still monitoring this thread. Someone previously mentioned that the dunker was no longer a requirement. Is that true? or just standard rumor mill stuff. Is there a better time of the year to go through SERE-C. I.e. if you're spending all your time outside, the summer seems like a better time to do it than the winter but then again you probably have no choice in terms of when you go. How long is SERE-C? and do you ever have to retake SERE-C or the dunker or are those one-time requirements?
  13. I turned 29 in December. I'm currently deployed, saving every dime I can manage to save. I'm KD qualified and I've been to the advanced course.
  14. This question is more geared towards the "General advice on training" part of this post. The increasing influx of the Guimbal helicopter into the mix for trainer helicopters brings up some interesting questions. From reading through the forums on here it looks like the R22 is by far the most common trainer out there. However, I've seen that there's also a lot of schools dumping the R22 in favor of the Guimbal. In terms of longevity and looking down the road, would it be more beneficial to go for a school that offers one airframe over the other looking at operating cost, maintenance costs, reli
  15. This is my first post on here but I've been following the posts on vertical reference for about a year now and am glad to have found this forum. I'm currently an AD Captain in the SC branch. My initial commitment was completed May of 2015 and all my time now is going towards finishing my 3 years of mandated IRR time. I chose to stay and complete mine active to get the G/I bill. My background, I commissioned out of USMA and I foolishly let everyone talk me out of branching AV out of practicality purposes. I missed one or two shots to VTIP. I was deployed for the first one and I was told by my
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