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EAA Opposes Cap on Veteran Flight Training Benefits
May 23, 2019 - EAA joined 13 other aviation organizations in jointly opposing a bill in the House of Representatives that includes a cap on flight training benefits available to United States military veterans.
H.R.1947, the bill in question, caps payments for flight training programs and virtually guarantees that U.S. veterans seeking to use their GI Bill benefits to pursue a career as a professional pilot will not have the necessary funds provided to complete flight training. Other degree programs at public colleges or universities are not capped in a similar manner, meaning fields involving flight training are unfairly disadvantaged.
The 14 aviation groups noted in a letter sent to top House officials that they are committed to working with Congress to deliver on commitments made by the nation to its veterans, and they urged the House to remove the cap on flight training expenses.