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September 26, 2021

EAA Opposes Cap on Veteran Flight Training Benefits

"This Will Harm Veterans And Limit Their Employment Opportunities In The Aviation Industry."

EAA joined 14 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.4874, 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.

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Bad Timing? New Army Directive Will Reset Aviator Warrant Officer Date Of Rank 

Promotions That Used To Come With 2 Years Of AWO Service, May Now Take Longer

The Army has made some decisions that are likely to be unpopular among their Aviation Warrant Officers (AWO). The Army's new initiative has been undertaken to 'provide aviation warrant officers more time for professional development at junior ranks.' Army directive, AD 2021-31, approved Sept. 10, 2021, and effective Oct. 1, 2021, will reset the time required for aviator warrant officers (military occupational specialty 152 through 155) to be promoted to Chief Warrant Officer 2.

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