Veteran flight training benefits
Leading Edge Aviation is proud to be one of the first helicopter flight schools in the country to be approved to offer Veteran flight training benefits in the Pacific Northwest. Now you can use your GI Bill®/VA benefits to acquire your helicopter or airplane pilot ratings through our degree program at Central Oregon Community College. Your Private Rating will be included in benefit coverage when studying through the Central Oregon Community College program.
For information about transferring your VA Benefits to a family member, click here.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
For more information, please contact us.
Courtney Massey, Director of Admissions
Leading Edge Aviation also offers flight training benefits for other VA Students including:
The Chapter 33: The Post 9/11 GI Bill® - Eligible students may receive up to 100% of their training covered under these benefits. 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 associate's degree in aviation-applied science. Helicopter students will earn Private, Instrument, Commercial, Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), and Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument rating (CFII). Helicopter students also have the option to enroll in Turbine Transition, Mountain Flying and Long Line/ External Load and NVG training (Advanced Training). Fixed Wing students will earn Private, Instrument, Commercial, CFI and CFII. Fixed wing students also have the option to earn Multi Engine ratings. This program is offered as a two year degree program through Leading Edge Aviation and our affiliation with college partners. The degree can easily be transferred to another school for a Bachelor's Degree. Please visit COCC's Transfer page for more information.
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.