Use GI Bill for type rating?

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Anyone out there use their Pre 9/11 GI Bill to get a type rating? I've got some money leftover in that program, and am thinking of ways to make myself more marketable. Seems like a CE500 type might be a good thing.

Looking for suggestions as to schools, any problems you encountered, etc.
 

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Anyone out there use their Pre 9/11 GI Bill to get a type rating? I've got some money leftover in that program, and am thinking of ways to make myself more marketable. Seems like a CE500 type might be a good thing.

Looking for suggestions as to schools, any problems you encountered, etc.

As long as you go to a VA approved school then your Pre 9/11 GI Bill will pay for 60% of the cost of the course. All I had to do is fill out the paperwork and the VA coordinator where I get my type did the rest. I took about 6-8 weeks after I completed the training to get my money from the VA.
 

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As long as you go to a VA approved school then your Pre 9/11 GI Bill will pay for 60% of the cost of the course. All I had to do is fill out the paperwork and the VA coordinator where I get my type did the rest. I took about 6-8 weeks after I completed the training to get my money from the VA.

Where did you do your training? Would you recommend them?

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huronip

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Where did you do your training? Would you recommend them?

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Crew Pilot Training in Houston. I believe they only do 737 type ratings. I highly recommend them. If you google it they will come up.
 

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I got a CE-500 type using the GI Bill. I did it at flight crew systems in San Diego. Flightcrewsystems.com. I highly recommend them.
 

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I used my Montgomery GIB for my 737 type back in 03. I now qualify for the post 9/11 GIB which I understand does not cover any type rating training unless it's part of an accredited college degree program.

Since I had MGIB and am now part of the post 9/11 GIB, anyone know if I can still use my MGIB benefits for a type rating?

Yes, I am too lazy to do my own research.
 

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I got a CE-500 type using the GI Bill. I did it at flight crew systems in San Diego. Flightcrewsystems.com. I highly recommend them.
What's a ball park range of the out of pocket? I searched their website and saw no figures.

I was thinking of using the GI Bill for my ATP. I wonder if I could throw a type on at the same time.
 

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Is there anywhere I can use the GI Bill to get a DC-3 (or any other cool AC) type rating?
 

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Any college accredited places that offer a type that qualifies if using the POST 9/11 bill?
 

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What's a ball park range of the out of pocket? I searched their website and saw no figures.

I was thinking of using the GI Bill for my ATP. I wonder if I could throw a type on at the same time.
It was $11,200. VA paid 60%. 7.5 hours in the plane and ground school was a week long. That was in 2002, so I'm sure that price isn't accurate anymore.
 

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Thanx. I was planning on getting the ATP 'free' with an upgrade in the RJ.... But after going on 'MIL Leave' 1.5 years ago, I guess I'll just pay my fee to All ATP's.

Sorry for the thread-jack....
Does anyone know if Sheppard Air still gives flight training and ride or just the ATP written prep?

I'd rather support the Sheppard guys if they are Military folks.
 

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Id also like to know about post 911 GI bill will cover Types or not..my hunch from research says probably not? I hope this isn't the case. Still planning to get the 737 type eventually.
 

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Id also like to know about post 911 GI bill will cover Types or not..my hunch from research says probably not? I hope this isn't the case. Still planning to get the 737 type eventually.
I believe that Post 9/11 GI Bill will only pay for courses taken at a degree granting university. (i.e. it will NOT pay for a type rating, or other vocational courses)
 

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Talk to your education Rep. I believe the post9/11 bill does not replace the current GI Bill but is in addition to. I used the Reserve GI Bill for a 737 Type (about 1500 out of pocket at higher power) and am eligible for the post 9/11 Gi Bill as Well. The Transferability of the thing with four more years of service may be the greatest benefit to come around in a while.
 
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