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Subject: ATP(H) and the G.I. Bill
 
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83WarrantUser is Offline
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01/29/2005 2:24 PM  
Getting ready for military retirement and looking for information on getting my ATP using the GI Bill. Anybody have any experience in this area? Any recommendations on training, schools, timing etc would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, '83 WO
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01/29/2005 8:55 PM  
One point I would like to make. Since you are close to retirement, get the ATP while you are in. Suck up all the sim time and aircraft time to hone your skills instrument wise. Get the CD and study guide and get going! I think the written is good for 2 years? The reason I say this is that after you exit the military and enter the civilian world of helo's, the birds don't fly for free. Now, if you land a IFR program job, then all is well. I would encourage you to get the ATP while you are in vs. out. Easier to be proficient with Uncle Sugar picking up the tab vs. otherwise. As far as the GI bill goes, I can't help you there. You have to find a part 141 school and go from there. Maybe VORTEX or one of those schools that advertises here can steer you in the right direction if you give them a call? Good luck to you and congratulations on your upcoming retirement! (retired in 2000 and enjoying it!) Bob
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01/30/2005 9:38 AM  
Thanks for the info. I am over 20 now too but have a year or two to go due to a training commitment. I have been flying fixed wing for some time now but plan to transition back to rotary. Plan is to use the GI Bill for the ATP and get re-current in helicopters. Thanks again 83 WO
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01/30/2005 6:41 PM  
You are welcome to e-mail me for more info on the transition from the Army. You have a nice time table to prepare. The ATP written is the first order of business. It should be good for 2 years. If you are fixed wing, I don't know if the fixed wing ATP has any bearing on a subsequent ride for helo's. You probably already know that an ATP is not a mandatory requirement for most operators, but it can be a discriminator in landing a choice job later, i.e. Corporate... Perhaps someone out there can offer more suggestions? Cheers! Bob Redhat 83-33
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