What is Naval Aviation?
Search for underwater threats. Deliver payloads of incredible firepower or necessary manpower. Execute strategic aerial maneuvers anywhere from the stratosphere, to mere feet above the sea. This is just a glimpse into your career as a Naval Aviator. You also may find yourself:
- Flying some of the most innovative and high-tech aircraft in the world
- Providing vital attack, defense and logistic support to the Fleet
- Controlling and maintaining all internal and external aircraft systems
As a Pilot, you may:
- Take part in antisubmarine warfare and mine countermeasures, as well as search and rescue operations and vertical replenishment missions
- Receive specialized training on the advanced tactical systems found on Navy aircraft
- Project aviation power in fighter and attack, reconnaissance, and sea control missions. launching from aircraft carriers or surface combatants.
- Conduct enemy surveillance by collecting photographic intelligence
As an NFO, you may:
- Study aerodynamics, aircraft engine systems, meteorology, navigation, flight planning and flight safety
- Train and specialize in EA-18G Growler electronic countermeasures aircraft, E-2C Hawkeye early warning and control aircraft, or the new P-8A Poseidon antisubmarine aircraft
- Electronically detect and track ships, submarines, aircraft and missiles
To learn more about these career paths, click here.