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Aviation Careers

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Break the sound barrier

Naval aviation is the best in the world because we’ve harnessed the entire ocean as our runway. Flying Navy means seamless teamwork and an endless determination to dominate the skies. Whether you’re flying alongside elite Navy TOPGUN aviators or controlling them from the air traffic tower, your role in Naval aviation is irreplaceable.

If you’re more interested in the mechanical side of aviation than pilot jobs in the military, check out careers where you can maintain the best engines in the world.

Fly Navy and further your education outside of flight school.

We offer a variety of educational assistance options, from scholarships to financial reimbursement and salary advances. Explore opportunities in NROTC, undergraduate, graduate and professional programs to determine what's best for you, or chat with a Recruiter to get the latest details.

For details about education for specific aviation careers, select the job below. You can also find more details about education opportunities for Enlisted Sailors or Officers here.

Pay and Benefits
Pay & Benefits
The Navy has benefits few civilian aviation employers can beat.

Depending on your job, Navy pay and benefits will flex to fit your role. You can rely on regular promotions, pay increases and world-class benefits that rival any civilian employer. Many Sailors can even qualify for sign-on bonuses depending on their field. Every Sailor is guaranteed:

  • 30 days paid vacation
  • 100% health care coverage for you & your family
  • Tuition assistance & free college education
  • Housing stipends
  • Retirement savings & income

Find out more about Navy pay and benefits now.

Reserve Opportunities
Reserve Opportunities
Handle Navy aircraft without giving up your civilian career.

There are part-time Navy Reserve opportunities for Enlisted Sailors and Officers in aviation. You can keep many of your full-time benefits while serving just one weekend a month and two weeks a year for annual training. As a Navy Reserve Sailor or Officer, you will manage Navy aircraft while pursuing your career in the civilian world.

To find out what the exact Reserve requirements are for the career you’re interested in, select one of the jobs below to learn more.

Discover more about life in the Navy Reserve here.


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