VA Programs

Tradewind Flight Services is approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Eligible students can use VA backed educational programs (Montgomery GI Bill Chapter 30, or Post 9/11 GI Bill Chapter 33) to cover the costs of pilot training.

Montgomery GI Bill

VA Reimburses 60% of Training
Student Pays Flight School
 VA Reimburses Student

Post 9/11 GI Bill

 VA pays up to 100% Flight Training Coverage
VA Pays Flight School Directly

VocRehab (Chapter 31)

Contact your Vocational Rehab Counselor for additional information.

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Phone: 252-802-8021


The Montgomery GI Bill reimbursement policy 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. The VA policy excludes reimbursement for any hours over the approved maximum.

The post 9/11 GI Bill covers up to 100% of  flight training with minimal out-of-pocket expenses to you. To begin, a student must have an eligibility letter from the VA.  Tradewind is paid directly for all approved flight training by the VA. The student is essentially extended credit on receipt of the VA eligibility letter. The VA policy excludes reimbursement for any hours over the approved maximum, FAA medical exams, training kits, books, or other materials whether they are required or not. Veteran’s must sign a Tradewind Training Agreement.

Approved courses

Instrument Rating, Commercial Pilot, Multiengine Rating, Certified Flight Instructor, Certified Flight Instrument Instructor, Multiengine Instructor