The US Navy has a variety of different Air Crew billets that have very exciting opportunities. You can serve as a member of an Aircraft Carrier flight deck crew, or be part of a aircrew on a specific US Navy Aircraft. No matter what the position, serving in the US Navy as part of a aviation flight crew can be one of the most exciting billets anywhere in the US military.
Serving on board ship is almost a guarantee if you succeed in graduating aircrew schools. Some billets are available on shore based air stations, but the majority of aircrew graduates are assigned to stations on board ship. This may mean on board a large aircraft carrier, where you will have nearly five thousand shipmates If you sign up and receive a guaranteed school, you will receive the finest training at Aircrew class ?A? technical school. If you choose, you can also be cross-trained as a rescue swimmer. Working with helicopters, jet aircraft, and turbo prop aircraft, along with some of the most physical training in the world will be your lot. Applicants for flight crew and aircrew billets should be high school graduates, and eligible for advanced (SECRET) security clearances. Strong physical and mental ability is needed, as is possessing normal 20/20 or better eyesight, or correctable to 20/20 for certain applications. When you graduate flight training, you will receive an added bonus – air crewmembers are able to receive ?flight pay? because of the hazardous nature of their assignments and duty. There are a lot of exciting opportunities in the Navy Air Crew program. If you enlist and sign up for tactical duties with this program, you will be exposed to job opportunities with some of the most advanced machinery and systems in the world. Signing up for an aircrew billet in the Navy is for at least a five-year enlistment. Applicants should not have any speech impediments and normal hearing. Volunteer aircrew applicants should have excellent physical dexterity, and be used to working with equipment tools and machinery. This is a regular four-year enlistment with an additional year because of the need for such long advanced training.
As a Navy Air Crewmember you will be responsible for using and operating various sensors, communications, and weapons gear, operating various types of tactical weapons and aiming machinery, search and rescue of downed pilots, ships at sea, and other rescue operations as directed.