clinton.cunningham Posted August 27, 2013 Report Share Posted August 27, 2013 Hello. I've been in the Air Force now for 11 years, and I'm just not happy. All I've ever wanted to do is fly, but at this point, it seems like I'm letting my dream slip away. I'm 31 years old.....too old to commission and fly with the Air Force. I was doing some online research about helicopter training schools and was looking for one that took the post 9/11 G.I. bill. I came across Palm Beach Helicopters in Palm Beach, Fl. I called a representative of the flight school and he told me exactly what they said on their website, " You can use your Post 9/11 Chapter 33 GI benefits in this program and receive 100% coverage if your are eligible. This program gets you Private, Instrument, Commercial, Flight Instructor, Instrument Flight Instructor, Night Vision Goggle, Long Line, and Turbine Transition training." So, in essence, does this mean that the G.I. Bill is going to cover this completely? I've read where they only cover up to 60% and that's only if you already have your private pilot license. I may have this miscostrued, but what I'm getting is that it covers the private portion as well? I guess they have a two year degree program with Palm Beach State College as well that would also be a part of the tuition. Can someone give me some advise on if I will have to come out of the pocket with an astronomical amount of money for helicopter training, or do you believe what they say is true about the G.I. Bill coverage? Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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