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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.
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.
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:
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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.
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Track subsurface contacts and perform rescue missions as a Helicopter Pilot.
Control congestion in the skies as an Air Traffic Controller.
Become our go-to personnel in the air as an Aircrewman Mechanical.
Lead the flight deck as an Aircraft Handling Officer.
When you become an Aircrewman Helicopter, you become the eyes and ears of the cockpit.
Detect and engage threats beneath the ocean’s surface as an Aircrewman Operator.
Hunt for lurking submarines from the air as a Tactical Romeo Helicopter Aircrewman.
Lead flight support teams as an Aviation Maintenance Duty Officer.
Ready to lead the launch as a Catapult Officer Shooter?
Defend from the sea to the stratosphere as a Navy Fighter Pilot.
Hunt submarines, patrol the skies or supply carriers as a Fixed Wing Pilot.
Uncover threats in the depths of the sea as a Naval Aircrewman Avionics.
Lead flight missions to success as a Naval Flight Officer.