Flight School First in US to Cover 100 Percent of Tuition for Veterans

Dec 07, 2010, 09:00 ET from Upper Limit Aviation

Upper Limit Aviation partners with Salt Lake Community College to help veterans pay for school in hard economic times

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Upper Limit Aviation (ULA), one of four accredited flight schools in the nation, recently announced that it's able to offer up to 100 percent tuition coverage for eligible vets via the U.S. Veterans' Benefits Office. This unprecedented move enables military veterans to receive flight training covered under the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill if they qualify for full benefits.

The special tuition program is a boon to veterans who have wanted to learn to fly, but have been thwarted previously due to financial concerns. ULA is uniquely partnered with the 2nd largest community college in the country, Salt Lake Community College (SLCC), to facilitate a program not only offering flight training but an Associate of Science degree or Commercial Certificate of Completion in the Professional Pilot program upon graduation. The program extends to those who might not be eligible for 100% coverage, or who may need additional assistance via the VA's Yellow Ribbon Program.

"We've worked hard to bring this program to ULA," said Lois Reid, school director. "We finally have the chance to offer America's veterans the chance to train for a career in aviation at virtually no cost to them."

As a Part 141 / Part 61 flight school, Upper Limit is one of the only schools in the country operating out of class B airspace, which affords students practical experience with air traffic control in busy, highly regulated airspace. ULA's flight training program introduces students to flying at high-density altitudes (above 5,000 ft), mountainous terrain, and in associated wind and weather conditions. In addition to training for flight ratings Private – CFII, Veterans are also able to use their benefits to train under Upper Limit Aviation's special courses such as External Load, Mountain Flying, and Turbine Transition.

The Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) has recognized ULA as a School of Distinction, demonstrating that ULA displays "a commitment to the expectations and rigors of accreditation as well as a commitment to delivering quality educational programs," said Michael McComis, ACCSC Executive Director.

SOURCE Upper Limit Aviation