Veterans Using Post 9-11 GI Bill Benefits to Become Professional Helicopter Pilots Land Jobs in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Veterans who used their Post 9-11 GI Bill benefits for helicopter flight training have recently landed jobs as Certified Flight Instructors at Guidance Aviation of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Pictured below are: (left to right) Nic Monroe, CFI-I, US Marines; CJ Schneider III, CFI-I, US Marines, Matt Cavenagh, CFI-I, Chief Pilot, Travis Shull, CFI-I, US Army, Jake Larsen, US Veteran, and not pictured, Jay Wakefield, CFI-I, US Marines. All are graduates of the Guidance Aviation helicopter pilot program in Prescott, Arizona.
Helicopter Flight Students Begin In-Flight Training
This week at Baton Rouge Community College, helicopter flight training operations, students began the highly anticipated flying portion of the program. After completing some of the necessary helicopter ground school and helicopter simulation training, students got their first feel for “hands-on in the cockpit” as their flights began to take off from Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (KBTR).
Some of the newly arrived Robinson R44 helicopters were busy as students began receiving in-flight instruction. In addition to BRCC Flight Instructors, WAFB TV News Correspondent Kelsey Davis was on hand to cover the students’ excitement of this highly anticipated day. Check out the VIDEO HERE and pictures below.