Classic Helicopters would like to thank you for your service! There are several Veterans on our staff, all of whom have used their VA benefits to help them achieve their goals of becoming career pilots. As a part 141 VA approved school, your options for training are very diverse and flexible. Whether you are eligible for partial benefits, full Montgomery GI Bill benefits, or the new Post 9-11 GI Bill, Classic Helicopters can figure out the best program for you.
Your first step will be finding out what benefits you will be eligible for. You can find out by accessing the VA through their website or by calling 1-888-442-4551. Once you know what your options are, you can choose which one will fit your life best. There are several ways that you can use your benefits and so having a conversation with one of our knowledgeable staff is a good starting point to help you figure out which path will work best for you.
Green River Community College
Classic Helicopters has blazed the trail for getting helicopter training through your Post 9-11 GI Bill with our partner Green River Community College. This is the most comprehensive program in Washington State and will enable you to utilize your Post 9-11 benefits to the fullest extent. Information on GRCC’s program can be found here.
You earned your benefits! Use them to pursue your dream of becoming a professional helicopter pilot!
Some Additional Information for You
The Chapter 33: The Post 9/11 GI Bill
Education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. When using your post 9/11 GI Bill you will be able to obtain your associates degree in aviation-applied science and you will earn your Private, Instrument, Commercial, Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), and Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument rating (CFII). This program is offered as a two year degree program through
Classic Helicopter Corp and our affiliation with Green River Community College.
Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty
Education program for
individuals who initially started active duty on or after July 1, 1985 and for military retirees who entered the service before 1/1/1977 and were eligible to receive chapter 34 benefits.
Chapter 1606: Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve
Selected reserve program may be available to you if you are a member of the selected reserve. The selected reserve includes Army Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corp Reserve, and Coast Guard Reserve, and the Army National Guard and Air National Guard.