Journeys Aviation™ is one of the few,
select flight schools in the Rocky Mountain
region that is authorized by the United
States Department of Veterans Affairs (the
VA) to provide flight training under the
GI Bill -- in our case The Montgomery GI Bill.
If you were on active duty for more than 3 years, your benefits for flight training
could be as much as $49,200! The VA will pay for 60% of your qualified flight training expenses at Journeys Aviation. The qualified veteran needs also to have a
Private Pilot certificate prior to receiving
further flight training benefits under the GI Bill. The reason for
this is quite simple. The VA will only
reimburse the veteran for "continuing
vocational education", and a Private
Pilot is not qualified to fly
for compensation or hire.
After earning their Private Pilot certificate, VA students concurrently enroll in our
Instrument Rating course and Commercial Pilot Certificate course. If you already possess
an Instrument Rating, then just the Commercial Pilot course is taken. With
the Commercial Certificate, you can be
paid for flying, hence achieving a vocation.
One of the requirements for the Commercial
Pilot certificate (and for the educational benefits) is to be able to pass a Second Class
Medical exam. This is very important.
You must have this Medical Certificate before
flight training can begin.
If you currently hold a Private Pilot
certificate, Journeys Aviation is authorized
by the VA to provide career-oriented
flight training from among the following
- Instrument Rating
- Commercial Pilot, Single-Engine
& Multi-Engine Land
- Certified Flight Instructor (CFI)
- Certified Flight Instructor Instrument
- Multi-Engine Instructor (MEI)
If you are eligible for or already receiving
VA benefits and are interested in advancing
your flight-training career, please contact
us and we will guide you through
the reimbursement process.
Here is how the VA program works: At
the end of every month, you and one of our
staff members will file a "Monthly
Certification of Flight Training".
This is where we will add up all the eligible
charges you have paid for. Upon submitting
this document, the VA will reimburse you
for 60% of the total you paid that month.
The VA will not reimburse veterans, however,
for the cost of books and materials or certain
test fees. For example, if you paid
$1,000 for flight training in one month,
the VA will send you $600 from your benefits.
It usually takes about 2 weeks for the
VA to send you the check.
If you do not currently hold a Private
Pilot certificate, we can get you started with
your aviation career.
The rest is quite simple. You will file
with the VA form number "22-1990"
and submit this to the VA. If you were
using your VA benefits at another school,
you will also need to file VA form
number "22-1995". Both of these
forms are available through links below
on this page.
You may download the required VA forms
for flight training. Once you begin
your flight training, Journeys Aviation™
will take care of the rest.
If you need further information, click
on the VA Seal at the top of this page to
go to the VA's web site benefits section.
Application for VA Education Benefits,
- 8 pages
Request For Change of Program or Place
of Training, Form (22-1995) - 2 pages
For more information, please contact:
3335 Airport Road
Boulder, CO 80301