Tacoma Narrows Airport (TIW)
1110 26th Ave NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
(800) 645-3563
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Pavco Flight Center is approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a Part 141 Flight School and authorized by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to offer flight training using Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill®, Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill®, and Vocational Rehabilitation benefits toward flight training.

Liberty University (Institution of Higher Learning - Degree Program)

Pavco is now a Flight Training Affiliate of Liberty University. This online degree program offers many more benefits to Veterans versus our vocational flight school benefits below. The flight ratings and ground training are the same as our vocational courses, and you attend additional online courses at the same time. See more information about Liberty University...

See our comparison charter between Liberty University vs. vocational VA benefits...

Qualification Requirements (Vocational Flight School)

In order to qualify, you must already have a private pilot's certificate and a Class I or II FAA medical certificate (issued within last 12 months) before beginning training.

You will also need to present your Certificate of Eligibility to our flight school before we may enroll you in flight courses. To apply for benefits online and recieve your Certificate of Eligibility, please visit the following VA website: Apply for VA Benefits Online

Reimbursement Benefits (Vocational Flight School)

While the participation requirements are the same for all GI Bill® programs, the payment amount varies depending on the GI Bill® program you are utilizing. As a vocational flight school, VA reimbursements are issued at the end of each month for the total amount of cost to the student during that month. This check can either be sent directly to the student, or to the flight school for deposit back into their flight account.

Flight training under the Post-9/11 GI Bill®:
   • If you are enrolled in a vocational flight training program you can be reimbursed the lesser of (1) the full cost of training or (2) the annual maximum amount in effect the day you began training in your flight course. You will not receive a housing allowance or the books and supplies stipend. The maximum amount available for reimbursement depends on the academic year you begin training.
   (For example, if you enroll in a dual-engine certification course that costs $15,000 on November 1, 2017. You can receive a maximum of $13,031 for that course and any other flight training (programs leading to your dual-engine certification, or other certification) that begin before August 1. Additional flight training courses that begin on or after August 1, will be subject to a new annual limit.)

Flight training under Montgomery GI Bill® or the Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP):
   •  The VA will reimburse you for 60% of the approved charges.

Please visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website for more information on their flight training assistance.

"GI Bill®" is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill."

For more information or to start your enrollment in our VA flight training programs, contact:

Jesse Floberg, School Certifying Official
(800) 645-3563
Veterans Benefits