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Flight training is a significant commitment and finding the necessary financing can be a challenge in the field of aviation. The surest way to obtain financing is to enroll in the Flight Instructor Pilot program through our educational partner, Dodge City Community College. Through this partnership, Quantum students are eligible for various types of loans and financial aid.
For those who prefer to forego the college education, Quantum recommends that students speak with their own banks and/or consider one of the options listed here. Unfortunately, with the exception of the VA program for Veterans, typically the funding offered is sufficient to cover only a portion of the program. We encourage you to explore all options before you make your final decision.
We are, of course, happy to discuss the options to help you find the perfect financial solution. Call us at (480) 814-8118.
Quantum Helicopters is approved by the Arizona State Approving Agency to provide helicopter flight training to eligible Veterans who possess benefits under the GI Bill®. Quantum Helicopters has been providing helicopter training to our veterans using the GI Bill® since 1994. In addition, Quantum Helicopters works closely with Dodge City Community College and their collegiate “Flight Instructor Pilot Program”. Benefits vary so please see the additional information below.
POST 9/11 GI BILL® - Option I: Qualified veterans may receive up to 100% financing for the Private, Instrument, Commercial, and Flight Instructor courses. This training track requires that you be enrolled in the Dodge City Community College Flight Instructor Pilot Program. The DCCC Flight Instructor Pilot Program is a two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program. This is the most common method students choose to utilize their Post 9/11 GI BILL® benefits for flight training. To use this option, the first step is to attend an orientation immediately prior to the semester that you intend to begin. You can locate and register for the orientation here.
POST 9/11 GI BILL® - Option II: Qualified veterans may receive up to 13K/year for any training excluding the Private Pilot Certificate. This program does not require that you be concurrently enrolled with Dodge City Community College.
MONTGOMERY GI BILL®: Qualified veterans may receive up to 60% financing for costs incurred beyond the Private Pilot Certificate. This program does not require that you be concurrently enrolled in the Dodge City Community College program.
Due to the fact that benefits offered through the GI Bill® and the rules regarding how they can be used do change from time to time, we strongly suggest you research your current eligibility prior to making any decisions. Our staff will work closely with you to help determine your eligibility as well as help you file the necessary paperwork. For more information please contact us at (480) 814-8118 and/or visit www.gibill.va.gov.
Quantum Helicopters is also approved to receive Workforce Investment Act (WIA) money. To determine your eligibility, see www.arizonaworkforceconnection.com. You'll need to schedule an appointment with a WIA representative to discuss your prospects. Once you have been approved, we will work closely with that agency throughout your training.
Certain scholarships for advanced training and continuing education are available to female helicopter pilots through Whirly-Girls, an international organization of women helicopter pilots. See www.whirlygirls.org for more information and eligibility requirements. The Ninety-Nines also offers scholarships to female pilots. See www.ninety-nines.org to learn more.