Helicopter Flight Training for Veterans

Epic Helicopters Training Academy is proud to conduct helicopter flight training for veterans at our state-of-the-art new training center in Fort Worth, TX. Epic Helicopters is approved by the Texas State Approving Agency to train veterans utilizing veteran education benefits. Epic Helicopters strongly supports our Veteran service members and we look forward to serving you.

Flight training for veterans

Why Epic Helicopters?

Epic Helicopters is a private, non-degree affiliated vocational helicopter pilot school located in Fort Worth, Texas. 

  • Comprehensive, professional and well-designed training programs designed to minimize training bottlenecks and prepare students for a career flying helicopters.
  • Exceptional year-round flying weather.
  • Centrally located in the US and easy to access via DFW Airport hub.
  • State-of-the-art training center situated on 6.5 acres.
  • 65,000+ square feet of space located at an airport with a 24-hour control tower.


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Helicopter Training Courses for Veterans

The following courses are approved for veteran education benefits:

Professional Pilot Courses
  • Commercial-Rotorcraft Helicopter
  • Instrument Rating-Rotorcraft Helicopter
  • Certified Flight Instructor-Rotorcraft Helicopter
  • Certified Flight Instructor Instrument-Rotorcraft Helicopter
  • Airline Transport Pilot-Rotorcraft Helicopter
Additional Ratings
  • Commercial-Rotorcraft Helicopter Additional Category/Class
  • Instrument Rating-Rotorcraft Helicopter Additional Category/Class
Specialized Training
  • Turbine Transition Course-Rotorcraft Helicopter
  • Rotorcraft External-Load Operations
  • Pilot Refresher Course-Helicopter VFR Special Curricula *

* To use veteran education benefits for the Pilot Refresher Course, you must have earned a helicopter rating before leaving active military service and now have a demonstrable need to update your knowledge and skill. You must first apply to the VA and receive their certificate of eligibility for this course before Epic Helicopters can certify your enrollment.

Veterans looking to utilize their benefits are required to hold an FAA Private Pilot’s license before being eligible to use benefits for flight training in other courses. 

The Private Pilot certification course at Epic Helicopters is a smart choice. The training course was re-designed in 2017 from the ground-up to specifically address graduating students more quickly by minimizing training plateaus and delays.

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How To Apply

Veterans Using Benefits for the First Time: 
  1. Verify your eligibility for benefits by visiting this website
  2. Apply for education benefits at https://www.vets.gov/education/apply/ and receive a Certificate of Eligibility. This process takes approximately 30 days.
  3. Make contact with us and let us know you are ready to schedule an enrollment appointment. 
  4. At your enrollment appointment, bring with you Form DD 214, Certificate of Eligibility, FAA Second Class Medical certificate and your FAA pilot certificate, US passport, and transcripts from any post-high school education course.
  5. We will complete the VA’s Certificate of Affirmation of Enrollment Agreement (Form DD 22-1999) and forward your package to the VA for final approval.
Veterans Who Have Previously Used Benefits:
  1. Verify your eligibility for benefits by visiting this website.
  2. Submit to the VA a "Request for Change of Place of Training" (Form DD 22-1995).
  3. Gather one of the following:
    A: If you are active duty military: An Application for VA Education Benefits (Form DD 22-1990), signed by your commander.
    B. If you are separated or retired military: a copy of your DD 214.
    C: If you are a reservist, a copy of your DD 2384 
  4. Make contact with us and let us know you are ready to schedule an enrollment appointment. 
  5. At your enrollment appointment, bring with you the Request for Change of Place of Training Form DD 22-1995), the appropriate form from Item #3 above, Certificate of Eligibility, FAA Second Class Medical certificate and your FAA pilot certificate, US passport, and transcripts from any post-high school education course. 
  6. We will complete the VA’s Certificate of Affirmation of Enrollment Agreement (Form DD 22-1999) and forward your package to the VA for final approval.


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