Epic Flight Academy – Flight School for Veterans

flight school for veterans

Have you ever served in the military? If so, did you know that you could start training for an exciting career as a professional pilot by using your G.I. Bill to help pay for the majority of your flight school training?

What’s the catch?
It just so happens that almost anyone that has served in the military has G.I. Bill benefits to assist them in obtaining their commercial pilot license.


“We are Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) Benefits & Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill) Approved”

Epic Flight Academy is an approved flight school for veterans that provides superior pilot training at our FAA-accredited flight training institution. We take great pride in supporting our veterans and their transition back to civilian life, which is why we offer all of our military veterans a discounted price on our private pilot license training course, so long as they are enrolled in the instrument and commercial pilot license training program.

G.I. Bill benefits allow military veterans the opportunity to be able to learn to fly in pursuit of a new vocation, such as commercial airline pilot. In order for a military vet to be able to train to become a pilot, the flight school has to be approved by the VA. If the pilot training facility is already VA approved, then all the military vet needs to do is simply request more information from all of the pilot training schools they are interested in attending, review, and enroll in the flight school that best suits their needs.

Veteran military pilots can also enroll with our FAA flight school. This allows the veteran to “transfer” some of their military training hours over as credit counted towards their flight training hours and FAA regulations that they may fly under.

Currently, the Montgomery G.I. Bill will cover upwards of 60% of our flight school curriculum for veterans that are interested in receiving their Private Pilot License (PPL), Instrument Rating (IR), and Commercial Pilot License (CPL). The Post 9/11 G.I. Bill is based off of time in service and can be calculated and confirmed by calling your VA Regional office.

If you are a military veteran and would like to start an exciting career as a professional pilot, please contact us immediately for more information on how you can become a pilot. We are here to assist you with answering any questions or concerns you may have- general questions, application/enrollment assistance, GI Bill questions, etc. The process of using VA benefits for flight school can be quite complex and confusing, so once again, please do not hesitate to contact our admission specialists for immediate assistance.


Flight School for Veterans and the Montgomery G.I. Bill

Have you ever used your VA benefits before? You can fill out form VA Form 22-1995 to request a change of program or place of training.

You may also need to request your military service records.

About Our FAA-Accredited Flight School:
Epic Flight Academy is an established and accredited veteran approved flight school operating since 1999. We operate out of the New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport in sunny Florida, located just minutes away from the beach. Contact us for more information!