Aviation

Control the sky above the battlefield. Earn your wings as a pilot, fly as a crew chief or use your mechanic skills to maintain some of the world's most advanced aircraft.

  •  Aircraft Powerplant Repairer (15B) As a member of the aircraft repair team, an Aircraft Powerplant Repairer inspects, services and repairs Army helicopters and airplanes to ensure that they remain safe and ready to fly transport, patrol and flight training missions. The Aircraft Powerplant Repairer is primarily responsible for supervising, inspecting and performing repair and maintenance on aircraft turbine engines, parts and electrical components.
  • Aircraft Powertrain Repairer (15D) As a member of the aircraft repair team, an Aircraft Powertrain Repairer inspects, services and repairs Army helicopters and airplanes to ensure that they remain safe and ready to fly. The Aircraft Powertrain Repairer is primarily responsible for supervising, inspecting and performing repair and maintenance on aircraft powertrain systems, including powertrain quills, transmission adapting parts, rotary wing hub and tanks, friction dampers, hangar assemblies and any other powertrain components.
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairer (15E) Being able to observe our enemies with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle is important for our national defense. Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairers keep these aircraft ready to fly and ensure their ability to collect and transmit information. As an integral member of this team, the UASR repairs the aircraft's electrical, avionics, propulsion and fuel systems and oversees maintenance of equipment wiring harnesses, electrical components and radio frequency paths.
  • Aircraft Electrician (15F) Members of the aircraft electrician team ensure that the electrical systems on airplanes and helicopters are properly maintained and repaired. The Aircraft Electrician is primarily responsible for supervising, inspecting and performing maintenance and repair on aircraft electrical systems, including instruments, lights, weapons, ignition systems, landing gear, generators, electric motors and any other electrical components or wiring.
  • Aircraft Structural Repairer (15G) It's up to the members of the aircraft repair team to ensure that all Army aircraft remain safe and ready to fly. As an integral member of this team, the Aircraft Structural Repairer is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on aircraft structural components including stingers, longerons, bulkheads, beams and aircraft skin. Repairers also make structural parts, repair windows and enclosures, and perform inspections.
  • Aircraft Pneudraulics Repairer (15H) As a member of the aircraft repair team, the Aircraft Pneudraulics Repairer is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on aircraft pneudraulics systems, and for diagnosing and troubleshooting malfunctions to hydraulic or pneumatic systems, subsystems or components.
  • OH-58D Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer (15J) As a member of the aircraft electrician team, the OH-58D Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairer is primarily responsible for performing maintenance on the electrical, electronic, mechanical and pneudraulics systems associated with aircraft armament, missile and fire control systems on the OH-58D "Kiowa Warrior" helicopters. Armament/Electrical/Avionics Systems Repairers perform maintenance on aircraft weapon components, fire control units and sighting elements, and carry out operational checks, ammunition loading/unloading and weapon subsystems configuration changes for fire control systems.
  • UH-1 Helicopter Repairer (15M) As a member of the aircraft repair team, the UH-1 Helicopter Repairer is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on UH-1 ‘Huey’ helicopters, to ensure that the aircraft remain safe and ready to fly. UH-1 Helicopter Repairers inspect, service and lubricate aircraft and subsystems including engines, rotors, gearboxes, transmissions, landing gear, mechanical flight controls and their components. Repairers also repair or replace starters, lights, batteries, wiring and other electrical parts
  • Avionic Mechanic (15N) Members of the aircraft electrician team ensure that the electrical systems on airplanes and helicopters are properly maintained and repaired. The Avionic Mechanic is primarily responsible for performing maintenance on tactical communications-security, navigation and flight control equipment. Mechanics perform checks and alignments on aircraft flight controls, stabilization systems, avionics and controlled cryptographic equipment, and troubleshoot and repair or replace instruments such as tachometers, temperature gauges and altimeters.
  • Aviation Operations Specialist (15P) Hundreds of transport, passenger and combat airplanes and helicopters fly missions every day, and Aviation Operations Specialists provide the accurate flight information that keeps operations safe and efficient. Aviation Operations Specialists prepare and provide flight information for air and ground crews, schedule and dispatch information for tactical aircraft missions, and coordinate flight schedules and crew assignments. They also post weather warnings and alert crash crews of emergencies.
  • Air Traffic Control Operator (15Q) One of the ways the Army moves people and vehicles is by air. And it's the job of the Air Traffic Control Operator to track planes and give landing and take-off instructions at air traffic control facilities. Air Traffic Control Operators follow flights using visual, instrument and special flight rules, and control airborne and ground traffic. They also maintain logs, records, files and tape recordings of voice communications, along with other duties.

 

Note: A four-year college degree is normally required to become an Air Traffic Control Operator, as well as certification by the FAA. Certification is usually obtained during military training.

  • AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer (15R) As a member of the aircraft repair team, the AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairer is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on AH-64 Attack Helicopters (also known as 'Apache' helicopters) to ensure that the aircraft remain safe and ready to fly. AH-64 Attack Helicopter Repairers inspect, service and lubricate aircraft and subsystems including engines, rotors, gearboxes, transmissions, landing gear, mechanical flight controls and their components, as well as repairing aircraft wings, fuselages and tail assemblies, and many electrical parts.
  • UH-60 Helicopter Repairer (15T) As a member of the aircraft repair team, the UH-60 Utility Helicopter Repairer is primarily responsible for supervising and performing maintenance on UH-60 Utility Helicopters (also known as 'Black Hawk' helicopters), to ensure that the aircraft remain safe and ready to fly. UH-60 Utility Helicopter Repairers inspect, service and lubricate aircraft and subsystems including engines, rotors, gearboxes, transmissions, landing gear, mechanical flight controls and their components, as well as repairing aircraft wings, fuselages and tail assemblies, and many electrical parts.
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operatorv (15W) Having the ability to observe both conventional and unconventional enemies is absolutely necessary to plan for our national defense. Intelligence specialists like the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator provide information about enemy forces and potential battle areas. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operators prepare and conduct air reconnaissance using remote-controlled unmanned observation aircraft. They provide information used for operational plans and tactics.
  • AH-64D Armament/Electrical/Avionic Systems Repairer (15Y) As a member of the aircraft electrician team, the AH-64D Aircraft Armament/Missile Systems Repairer is primarily responsible for performing maintenance on the electrical, electronic, mechanical and pneudraulics systems associated with aircraft armament, missile and fire control systems on the AH-64D 'Apache Longbow’ attack helicopter. AH-64D Aircraft Armament/Missile Systems Repairers perform maintenance on aircraft weapon components, fire control units and sighting elements, and carry out operational checks, ammunition loading/unloading and weapon subsystems configuration changes for all AH-64D fire control systems