Requirements

  • Honorably discharged or expect to be honorably discharged
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Eligible for the GI Bill
  • Hold a high school diploma or GED
  • Eligible for a 1st class medical certificate
  • Commit to pursuing a career as an airline pilot
  • Sign program authorization and commitment paperwork
  • Able to pursue flight training on a close to full-time basis
  • U.S. citizen or eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Encouraged: Many employers within the aviation community require pilots to hold a two-year degree (minimum) or four-year degree (preferred) with a 2.5 or higher GPA from accredited college/university or AABI accredited aviation program  This is not a requirement for completion of the VAW program, although we do highly recommend it.  If the veteran desires, VAW can help find local colleges or online schools to earn their degree.