Post 9/11 GI Bill® Flight Training Benefits (Chapter 33)

US Aviation Academy Flight Training for Service Members and Military Veterans is an approved school for use with Post 9/11 GI Bill® Veteran Benefits, also known as Chapter 33. Veterans who served at least 90 consecutive days in Active Duty qualify for GI Bill®. Most Active Duty Soldiers who transition out will have 36 months of benefits. Contact your Education Office to apply for your Certificate of Eligibility to know your benefit entitlements.


Post 9/11 GI Bill® Flight Training

  • Instrument Rating
  • Commercial Single-Engine
  • Commercial Single-Engine Add-On
  • Commercial Multi-Engine
  • Commercial Multi-Engine Add-On
  • Certified Flight Instructor
  • Certified Flight Instructor – Instrument
  • Multi-Engine Instructor

Should I Go Part 141 Vocational or Part 141 Collegiate?

With Vocational use of your Post 9/11 GI Bill®, you will receive much lower yearly funding that will not be enough to cover most of your flight training requirements. Going Part 141 Collegiate will almost triple the value of your Post 9/11 GI Bill®. Learn more regarding the difference between these two versions.

Low or Exhausted GI Bill® Benefits?

Don’t worry, we have a solution! US Aviation Academy’s Service Members and Military Veterans Program are in association with a Collegiate Program and the earned Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation is considered a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) field degree. Since it is a STEM field degree, you may qualify for a 9-month, $30,000 STEM extension using the Edith Norse Rogers STEM Scholarship.

Check Eligibility for STEM Extension 

Montgomery GI Bill® Flight Training Benefits (MGIB-AD)

Montgomery GI Bill® Veteran Benefits is also an option but it is limited as to what is cover and who is eligible. You have 10 years to use these benefits, which gives you 36 months (8 semesters) of funding, no supply stipend, no housing and no yellow ribbon. It is highly recommended, for flight training, to convert your Montgomery GI Bill® to a Post 9/11 GI Bill® for these additional funding sources.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can Flight Training Schools Utilize GI Bill®?

US Aviation Academy is a VA Approved Pilot School that can help fully utilize your Veteran and GI Bill® benefits

Can I Use ArmyCOOL Credentialing Assistance?

We are Credentialing Assistance, ArmyCOOL approved flight training program.

How Long Do You Have to Be in Pilot School to Be a Pilot?

Up to 16 months through Aviation College programs or 9-month accelerated flight training via Vocational training.

Aviation College for Veteran Flight Training?

Aviation College is the best way to maximize your GI Bill® Flight Training benefits

Can I Use Chapter 33 for Flight Training?

We can utilize Chapter 33 Post 9/11 GI Bill® Flight Training

Can I Use Montgomery GI Bill® for Flight School?

We can use Montgomery GI Bill® to turn you into a Commercial Pilot.

Can I use Chapter 31 to Become a Pilot?

We can utilize VR&E Chapter 31 for Flight Training through Collegiate Partners.