East Hill Flying Club is approved for VA Educational Benefits. The VA will reimburse the qualified veteran flight student 60% for ground and flight training (some vets get 100%!) For eligibility check the VA Home Page This form is required to [enroll] This form to [transfer benefits] Usually it is a good idea to get together and discuss our plan before mailing in paperwork! This article discusses the transition back to school for vets.
You pay East Hill for training and are reimbursed directly on a monthly basis through the VA by online verification. See this recent article in Flight Training Magazine for a comprehensive explanation.
Currently our approval is limited to reimbursement under the Montgomery GI bill. We are anticipating SUNY approval of our Associates Degree in Aviation for approval under Chapter 33. As of October 1st Post 9/11 bill can be used at East Hill [article] VA wesite [news]
You can apply by filling out VA Form 22-1990, Application for Education Benefits or online with VONAPP or (e-benefits) and be enrolling in our FAA approved 141 advanced courses. VA FAQ Here
**The Private Pilot Course is now approved for VA Benefits under the revised Post 9/11 bill! [article]
The reimbursement policy of the VA for flight training is limited to 60% of costs up to the maximum number of hours approved for dual instruction for both flight and ground training. The maximum hours are based on the FAA Regulations Part 141 for each certificate or rating sought.
This reimbursement is paid to you by the VA on a monthly basis, and is calculated based on the total cost of actual training you received. This information is documented on the VA's Monthly Certification report and submitted to the VA by East Hill.
The policy excludes reimbursement for any hours over the approved maximum, FAA medical exams, books, or other materials whether they are required or not. The policy may include, at your request, reimbursement for your FAA written exams and FAA practical check-rides.
When you meet with our staff, we can provide you with a VA Catalog and reasonable estimate of the expected total VA program cost for the course(s) you choose. Exact costs will depend on the your progress, since students must train to FAA Practical Test Standards. Additional factors can include general aptitude, study habits, and personal motivation.
Payment for all charges incurred for aircraft rental and instruction are due upon completion of each training session. Payment can be made with a credit card, or debit card, as well as cash or check.
VA requires students to complete a minimum amount of training during the reporting period as follows: