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MH60 Black Hawk during rescue training operation | Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR)

Some of the physical fitness challenges include:

  • 4-6 mile runs
  • 4-10 mile road marches with a 45 pound rucksack
  • Rope climb/pull-ups


SOAR relies on flight-trained warrant officers to operate its fleet of helicopters. If you are interested in becoming a helicopter pilot in SOAR, you will most likely attend Warrant Officer Flight School (WOFT). At this school, you will learn advanced combat maneuvers, and the basics of the operations you will perform as a pilot.


Currently Serving Army Enlisted Soldiers and Officers Applying For Transfer
In order to apply to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, please visit

Once the page loads, find ‘Officer Packet’ or ‘Enlisted Packet’ on the panel on the right side of the screen. Fill out the packet that is appropriate for you. The packets will provide detailed submission instructions.

Civilians Interested in Joining the Army as a Member of SOAR
If you are not a currently serving member of the U.S. Army, and you are interested in joining the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, please contact your nearest Army recruiter. He or she will help you through the process of joining the Army and determining your eligibility for SOAR.