The Life Of A Pilot
As a pilot of MH-60 Romeos, you will engage in antisubmarine warfare, intelligence gathering, reconnaissance, search & rescue, vertical replenishment and sea control missions. This is just a glimpse into a career as a Naval Aviator. Pilots may also find themselves flying some of the most innovative and high-tech aircraft in the world, providing vital attack, defense and logistic support to the Fleet, and controlling and maintaining all internal and external aircraft systems. Navy Pilots are important components in an exclusive, world-class group of Officers. The job requires you to perform at the best of your ability at all times.
Training & Advancement
Those entering aviation programs must first attend Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Newport, R.I., and then complete a six-week air indoctrination course at Naval Aviation Schools Command, in Pensacola, Fla. From there, prospective Pilots attend primary flight training.
Pilots and NFOs then request an aircraft pipeline and enter the intermediate phase of flight training, which builds upon basic flight and navigation training. The final phase is advanced naval flight training, focusing on mission specifics. After completion, Pilots are awarded their “wings of gold” and report to their respective Fleet Replacement Squadrons (FRSs) for further training specific to their aircraft.