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The current benefit program, which began on September 30, 1990 provides 60% assistance to veterans holding a private pilot certificate and meeting the second class medical requirements for a commercial pilot certificate. Flight Academy of New Orleans has an array of professional pilot training programs, which meet or exceed the minimum standards required by the FAA and approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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If you believe you may be eligible for educational assistance under this program, you should contact the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Office at (800) 827-1000 or visit their Web site. If you are still on active duty, you may wish to contact your Base Education Officer.

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If it is determined that you are eligible for benefits under this program, the VA will issue a certificate of eligibility stating both your eligibility and monetary entitlement. At the end of each month, a Monthly Certification of Flight Training form is prepared and submitted to the VA for payment. The payment of eligible benefits is made directly to the veteran, not to the school. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the veteran to pay for all flight training as received. Student loans, Federal financial aid and other sources of funding are available to those who qualify.

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The Veterans Administration Application Admission Requirements are as follows:
  • Complete Flight Academy Application for Admission  Download Application Form
  • $100.00 Non-Refundable Application Fee.
  • Copy of Student Pilot/Flight Certificates.
  • Copy of Passport or Certified Copy of Birth Certificate, or military I.D.
  • Copy of current FAA Medical
  • Copy of Driverís License

After your application is accepted at the school, an acceptance letter and Enrollment Agreement will be mailed to you. This agreement will state the hours of instruction anticipated to complete the initial training program in the curriculum chosen and other important rights and obligations.

Our estimate of training will be based upon the Application for Admission, so please give complete and accurate information. You will be asked to read and sign the Enrollment Agreement and return it to the school.

Students may enroll on any day school is in session. The only time a VA beneficiary may receive benefits for a concurrent enrollment in vocational flight training is when the student is pursing the commercial pilot certification (airplane single-engine, airplane multi-engine, or powered lift) and instrument rating courses. Students must possess the appropriate ratings and/or certificates and must meet the medical requirements for commercial pilot certification (Class I for ATP) at the time training begins. A Veteran, service member or reservist must be in pursuit of a vocational objective in aviation.

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