Information for Post 9/11 G.I. Bill Veterans

 

SUNRISE AVIATION/FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE

PROFESSIONAL PILOT DEGREE PROGRAM

FOR MILITARY VETERANS

QUALIFYING FOR POST 9/11 GI BILL

 

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill pays nearly 100% of all pilot training expenses when veterans enroll in state college programs
  • No annual limit on flight expenses paid
  • Includes private pilot certificate
  • Paid expenses include FAA minimum flight time, instructor fees, tuition, books and supplies.  Housing allowance also included.  Paid expenses do not include FAA medical examination ($120) or FAA Practical Test Fees ($400 per Practical Test) or FAA Knowledge Tests ($150 each).  Additional flight fees over total college course fees subject to reimbursement and require successful completion of the course.   Total value of pilot training benefit approaches $80,000 (not including housing benefit) with only about $4,000 required to be paid directly by the veteran.
  • Veterans needing only a limited amount of pilot training may directly attend Sunrise Aviation and receive a reimbursement up to $10,000 each year
  • All classes and flying conducted at Cecil Airport in Jacksonville
  • Two year degree program may be completed in 20 months by attending summer semester
  • Graduates receive an Associate of Science degree in Professional Pilot Technology and may continue in a four year degree at FSCJ or transfer to another college to complete B.S. degree
  • Sunrise Aviation hires FSCJ graduates as flight instructors.  Starting wage: $15 per hour.
  • Sunrise Aviation has a bridge program with GoJet Airlines for hiring First Officers
  • GoJet and other regional airlines hire Sunrise Aviation flight instructors who meet Airline Transport Pilot minimums
  • Sunrise Aviation is the exclusive flight training vendor for Florida State College at Jacksonville
  • Sunrise Aviation – training pilots in Florida since 1983
  • Sunrise Aviation has locations in Ormond Beach and Jacksonville, Florida
  • Sunrise Aviation has 50 aircraft available for pilot training in Florida
  • Florida State College at Jacksonville’s Associate of Science degree in Professional Pilot Technology started in 2001