Senator McCain and Representative Gosar Step Up and Take a Stand for Veterans

As reported in ENEWSAZ, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Senator Paul Gosar (R – AZ 04), sent a letter addressed to Major General Robert M. Worley II, USAF (Ret.), Director of the Education Service at the Veterans Benefit Administration, expressing their concerns with recent actions by the Veterans Administration (VA). After sending the letter, Representative … Continued

If You Want A Helicopter Career, Go Get It

Sarah Trantow, U.S. Army Veteran, Helicopter Pilot, is Grabbing Her Helicopter Career In pursuit of her helicopter career, Sarah Trantow just earned her instrument rating in helicopters – no doubt the most difficult of ratings during your helicopter flight school training.  A U.S. Army Veteran of five years, she didn’t choose a career flying helicopters … Continued

Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits – Education and Training

by Benefits.VA.gov Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits The Post 9/11 GI Bill is an education benefit program for individuals who served on active duty after September 10, 2001.  You may be eligible if you served at least 90 aggregate days on active duty* after September 10, 2001, or were honorably discharged from active duty for a … Continued

Veterans Using Post 9-11 GI Bill Benefits To Fly Helicopters and Launch Careers

Veterans Using Post 9-11 GI Bill Benefits to Become Professional Helicopter Pilots Land Jobs in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Veterans who used their Post 9-11 GI Bill benefits for helicopter flight training have recently landed jobs as Certified Flight Instructors at Guidance Aviation of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Pictured below are: (left to right) Nic Monroe, CFI-I, … Continued

Veteran Graduates Helicopter Pilot School Using GI Bill, Now Teaches Others How to Fly

Jake Larsen, U.S. Veteran, began his helicopter pilot school training in January 2012. Using his GI Bill benefits to fund his college education and professional flight training, Larsen recently graduated from the professional helicopter degree program in 2013, earning his Certified Flight Instructor, Instrument Rating (CFI-I) at Guidance Aviation and his Associate of Applied Science, Aviation Technology … Continued

Deadline for Post 911 GI Bill Benefits Transfer Exemptions Approaching

Military personnel serving under the Post 911 GI Bill may in some cases transfer their GI Bill education benefits to family members.  The August 01, 2013 deadline to transfer benefits without incurring the need to serve more time is approaching quickly for many service members. According to the site, milConnect, “A special provision of the … Continued

Prescott, Arizona: A Picture Perfect Place to Become a Professional Pilot

It’s not just the 300+ days of sunshine nor just the challenge of high altitude flight training that attracts our student pilots from all over the nation.  Nor is it that we offer an incredible flight training program for U.S. Veterans using their Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits through the Yavapai College Professional Pilot Program.  Those are all great reasons.  There’s another reason. … Continued

Veterans help Veterans use Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits for flight training

Marine and Army Veterans Help Veterans use Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits for helicopter flight training Curtis Marshall, Veteran, Sergeant, US Marines and Jason Martin, Veteran, Sergeant, US Army, have dream jobs working as professional helicopter pilots. [CAREER UPDATE: Curt Marshall is now flying professionally for a utility company and Jason Martin is now flying professionally … Continued