Burlington Aviation, a Cessna Pilot Center and FAA Part 141 flight school in Burlington, N.C., has been approved to receive both Veteran’s Administration Benefits from the GI Bill and, as a result, funding from the NC National Guard Tuition Assistance Program. “We are honored to be able to offer education to current and former military personnel,” says Alan Ostroff, owner of Burlington Aviation. “Several of us here are ex-military so we look forward to training anyone with a similar background.”
Approved training under the Post-9/11 GI Bill includes graduate and undergraduate degrees, and vocational/technical training as well as tutorial assistance, and licensing and certification test reimbursement. The amount of support that an individual may qualify for depends on where they live and what type of degree they are pursuing. At Burlington Aviation, Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits can be used toward instrument, commercial and multi-engine training. For more information on GI Bill benefits, go to GIBill.va.gov
At Burlington Aviation, The NC Guard Tuition Assistance Program provides financial assistance toward a Private Pilot Certificate offered through Burlington Aviation’s affiliation with Mountain State University. NCTAP can pay up to $5,396 per year for Undergraduate Degrees and up to $6,692 per year for Graduate Degrees and only covers tuition and required fees. For more information, click here.
Burlington Aviation is one of only six flight schools in the state of North Carolina to offer benefit assistance to veterans and NC National Guardsmen, according to company officials. In addition, students have access to one of only a few Redbird FMX Flight Simulators in the state. The Redbird FMX is a high-quality, feature-rich full-motion Advanced Aviation Training Device that features wrap-around visuals, a fully enclosed cockpit and a full motion platform.