Our highly experienced Veteran staff are here to help you from the initial paperwork to the resume that lands you your first job.
Bottom line here at Guidance Aviation: It’s veterans helping veterans pursue their career in flight.
I started the flight program before I could utilize my Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits to cover any of my flight training costs and kind of came to a bit of a cross-roads.
Luckily Guidance Aviation was teamed up with Yavapai College and I could use my Chapter 33 benefits to finish off my CFI and CFI-I ratings and end up working here (Guidance Aviation) as an instructor pilot. I’ve been working for Guidance Aviation for 3 years now.
This program’s great because about 85% of the program’s made up of Vets so when they (veterans) come through we treat them as a cohort.
I tried to join the Army and fly for them. It’s a very lengthy process so when I got out I decided I wanted to fly for the civilian world. Guidance Aviation provided me that opportunity using my GI Bill.
From here I’d like to go on to some forest fire fighting operations, maybe some EMS work later on. That’s the goal for me.
You know each person has their own goal and Guidance Aviation was the first step and is the first step for each and every one of us on how to realize that goal.
I never thought I'd achieve my goal of flying helicopters. But, the Marine Corps showed me there’re no limits, and Guidance proved it.
…you Start the program with 30 other student pilots. By the time you get to your CFI semester, a lot of the instructors and other employees around Guidance—they start to become what I would consider my family.
At the end of the day, it's a great feeling to feel like you're a part of a family rather than just another number going through the cycle.
I chose Guidance Aviation after walking through a couple of schools. The choice was clear.
It was a far better laid out program with a definitive path and finish line. Coming from the military and law enforcement worlds, I needed that structure. I just do better that way.
U.S. Military Veterans enrolled in one of our collegiate partner aviation degree programs may be eligible to receive the following Post 9/11 GI bill benefits:
To determine if you are eligible to use your GI Bill benefits for one of our collegiate partner programs, contact Guidance.
If you are currently U.S. Military personnel deployed overseas and are unable to call, go to our Contact page to email us your questions and requests. Our on-staff veterans can help you get started.
The Veteran GI bill benefits described above are only available to flight students enrolled in one of our collegiate programs.
Students completing flight training at Guidance Academy, (independent of our collegiate partners) are eligible for lesser of the actual net costs for in-state tuition and fees assessed by the school, or $10,000 per academic year. And, the housing allowance and book stipends are not payable.