- Mar 19, 2002
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Does anyone know where I can find a list of schools where my GI Bill can be applied to flight training? Specifically, I'm wondering if AllATPS qualifies. Thanks.
OK you're in for a big buerocratic headache. I called ATP's, they're not VA approved back when I asked. You might want to ask the flight school to provide some references of students who have done the VA thing, because if the school screws up paperwork it will be a long time/never until you get your money. The private ticket is all up to you, no VA money involved. Then when you finish that up and are ready to start, you're going to need a record of eligibility somehow. This can take months so the sooner you start the better. Then the VA will reimburse you (that's right, you pay it all up front) at 60% of the MINIMUM number of hours the FAA says it should to get your ticket. Thus you're unlikely to get reimbursement for all the instrument/commercial program as most people take more than the minimum number of hours to complete this program. They're somewhat generous on hours of ground instruction if I remember right. Anyway, every month you or your school administrator should send off an itemized sheet to the VA detailing all your incurred expenses, then a few months later you'll get your reimbursement. It's going to be a headache but it ends up still being a lot of money so just suck it up and jump through the hoops. Good luck!Unchilled said:Any idea on how the payout actually occurs? Normally GI Bill pays $1000/month for 36 months, but at a flight school I'm going to need that money a lot quicker. I heard somewhere that if you pay for flight training out of pocket, you're reimbursed about 60%. Any idea how this works?
All correct but they will not give you any benefit for your Private license. Sometimes can a few months before you start getting checks from them. Make sure your CFI does your 141 folder after every flight.viper548 said:They give you 60% for each month you use authorised funds. If that comes out to $2500 for one month, then so be it. For each $1000 they pay you, they subtract one month from your available benefits.
That's kind of stupid considering they were started as a school that transitioned military pilots through their civilian ratings.Flyguy6 said:ALL ATP's is a part 61 flight school. It does not have VA benefits