Epic Flight Academy – Flight School for Veterans
Please note that currently the G.I. Bill is not supporting flight training.
“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. Currently, however, the G.I. Bill is not supporting flight training.
Description of Benefits
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. Once they choose a flight school, vets enroll and begin flight training.
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.
Montgomery G.I. Bill
Typically, the Montgomery G.I. Bill covers upwards of 60% of flight school curriculum for veterans to earn 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. However, G.I. benefits have been evolving recently.
If you are a military veteran and would like to start a career as a professional pilot, please contact us 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. Therefore, we will continue to update this page as we learn more.
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!