V.A. Flight Training Benefits Now Accepted In Upstate SC | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 09.26.16

Airborne 09.27.16

Airborne 09.21.16

Airborne 09.22.16

Airborne 09.23.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 09.26.16

Airborne 09.27.16

Airborne 09.21.16

Airborne 09.22.16

Airborne 09.23.16

Tue, Apr 08, 2014

V.A. Flight Training Benefits Now Accepted In Upstate SC

Airwolf Aviation Services At KGMU Now Approved For VA Flight Training

Airwolf Aviation Services located at the Greenville Downtown Airport (KGMU) in Greenville, SC is now an approved V.A. flight training school, making it the only one in South Carolina. Michele Rash, Owner of Airwolf Aviation Services, said that V.A.-approved schools that had operated in Sumter and Charleston are no longer active. "It has been a long road to approval but it will benefit many who are in need of job retooling and love aviation," said Rash.

The V.A. offers flight training benefits to those who want to advance their pilot qualifications. Individuals must have a private pilot certificate and valid medical certification before they start advanced career training. "When I retire from the military I will still need to work; and to reenter the civilian work force I will need new job skills," stated Kenny Monroe, a S.C. Air National Guard Recruiter. "My passion for aviation drew me to join the Air Force in the first place. When I looked at all my options for future employment I decided that being a pilot would be a great second career. Up until now, I would have had to go to another state for training; and since I am married, have two kids and my current military position is here, that would have been impossible to do." Monroe said.

Monroe has been waiting for Airwolf's approval and is now moving forward with the required prerequisite of private pilot training which he is getting from Airwolf, as well. "I have wanted to learn to fly ever since I was 16 or 17 years old, that's when a co-worker took me up in a private plane out of the Greenville Downtown Airport," Monroe said. That was back in 1987 when Monroe worked for Her Majesty, an industrial plant that made clothing. Today, this 46 year old Greer, S.C. resident is starting to fulfill his long-time dream.
 
"Our industry predicts a huge pilot shortage will occur as current pilots retire. It is wonderful that Greenville now has this great benefit to offer our local citizens who have served our country so well," stated Joe Frasher, Airport Director at KGMU.

(Pictured: Kenny Monroe and flight instructor, Sebastian Velasquez)

FMI: www.flyairwolf.com

 


Advertisement

More News

AeroSports: EAA Surpasses 200,000 Members

The Association Continues To Grow And Engage Flying Enthusiasts EAA has reached a major milestone, as the association has surpassed 200,000 members. It appears that more and more p>[...]

Klyde Morris (09.26.16)

Klyde Can't Miss The 'TSA Obnoxious Olympics' FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

Airborne 09.23.16: GA Pilot Sues SFO, Drone Legalities, EAA Hall Of Fame

Also: Zenith Open Hangar Days, KSMO Nonsense, Recalled Devices, Piper M600, 800th TBM, NASAO, Commercial Space The pilot of the last piston airplane based at San Francisco Internat>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (09.26.16)

"At this stage of the investigation, preliminary review of the data and debris suggests that a large breach in the cryogenic helium system of the second stage liquid oxygen tank to>[...]

SpaceX On Track To Determining AMOS-6/Falcon 9 Accident Cause

'Anomaly' Resulted In Loss of Rocket, Payload and Extensive Launch Complex Damage As promised, SpaceX is starting to reveal details of their investigation into the catastrophic los>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC