Army Aviation

Take flight with Army Aviation.

Fly some of the most advanced aircraft in the world and play a key role in high-stakes aviation missions.

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Lift your career to new heights.

Pursuing a career in Army Aviation opens you up to a wide range of specialties. These roles involve:

Black Hawk helicopters flying in formation

Flying helicopters, operating drones, or fixing various types of aircraft.

Learning to lead all types of vital combat and support missions.

Staying calm and focused in all weather conditions when operating aircraft.













Aviation roles for all skill sets

Soldiers can be part of aviation roles that span aerial missions for humanitarian relief, combat, search and rescue, and intelligence gathering.

Pilot helicopters, drones, and airplanes.

Fly helicopters, unmanned aircraft (drones), and fixed-wing aircraft. You’ll transport people or equipment, conduct surveillance, gather intelligence, or engage in combat to support ground forces.

Repair and maintain the aerial fleet.

Perform electrical and structural repair or maintenance on Army aircraft and its equipment. You’ll focus on aircraft like Black Hawk helicopters, cargo, fixed-winged, and more.

Collect intelligence and detect aerial threats.

Operate and fire the Avenger portable surface-to-air missile system for protection against enemy missile attacks. You’ll evaluate data about incoming enemy aerial and missile attacks.

Go from high school to flight school.

Qualify to become a pilot with a high school diploma or GED. Not only can you get flight school paid for, but you’ll also receive an Army salary and benefits at the same time.

  • Flight School is paid for by the Army, and in turn you’ll commit to 10 years of service after you graduate as an Aviation Warrant Officer
  • You’ll solve technical problems within your area of expertise, train enlisted Soldiers, and advise commanders or other military personnel

Explore careers in Aviation and Aerial Defense.

From becoming a pilot to repairing aircraft to intel positions, discover aviation and aerial defense opportunities for enlisted Soldiers, commissioned Officers, and Warrant Officers.


Find out more about becoming a Soldier and if a career in the Army is right for you.

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What makes a successful Army Aviation candidate?

The most competitive aviation candidates are highly motivated, diligent, and responsible. They’re motivated by the skill, achievement, and professionalism of flying. Plus, they have top-notch visual and spatial skills, stable health, and impeccable judgment and emotional control.

What types of aircraft do Army Pilots fly?

Depending on your specialty, you could fly helicopters including the UH-60 Black Hawk, the CH-47 Chinook, and AH-64 Apache, or cutting-edge fixed-wing aircraft, like the C-12 Huron.

How much do Army Aviation Pilots make?

The base salary for Army Pilots ranges depending on your rank, status, and the ability to earn flight pay—higher amounts of flight pay the longer you serve. Pilots who are Aviation Warrant Officers start with a base salary between $39 – $54K for those with less than two years of Army experience, but increases the longer you serve and the further you move up in rank. For example, Warrant Officers with eight years of Army experience earn up to $69K annually. However, that Army Basic Pay is just one part of your total compensation, which includes generous vacation, health care, housing allowances, flight pay, and more.

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