Path to Army Reserve Aviation (Enlisted Aviation- Maintenance)

U.S. Army Pfc. Heather Brent, an Advanced Individual Training Soldier training with Company C, 1st Battalion, 222d Aviation Regiment, explains her goals to be a productive Soldier, mother, and social media influencer during an interview at Fort Eustis, Virginia, May 5, 2022. Brent, a U.S. Army Reserve Soldier assigned to Company G, 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, Los Alamitos, California, completed her training as a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter repairer and graduated May 6, 2022. (U.S. Army video by Sgt. Rydell Tomas)

Army aircraft mechanics perform electrical and structural repair and maintenance of Army aircraft and equipment. These include Black Hawk and Chinook helicopters, and air traffic control systems—crucial to the success of Army aviation missions.

  • High School Diploma (preferred)
  • Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Minimum Score - 105

  • 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training
  • 8 - 10 weeks of Advanced Individual Training based on airframe selection

On the job training – Unit Arrival

  • Inspections and required maintenance 
  • Operational support
  • Avionics, Powerplant and Structural Knowledge
  • Sustainment support