Veterans longing to pursue commercial pilot careers might find their wings clipped after a bill to cap their flight training benefits passed the House on May 21.
AOPA and 13 other industry groups cosigned a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), strongly opposing H.B.1947.
“Working as a civilian commercial pilot is a rewarding career. However, it requires thorough, in-depth, and complex training. Without the aid of their promised veterans’ benefits, most veterans can ill afford such training. We believe that as a nation, we have an obligation to meet the needs of veterans. This is especially true when it comes to benefits promised them, including providing financial assistance for achieving their educational goals,” the groups wrote. READ MORE (AOPA)