Path to Army Reserve Aviation (Warrant Officer- Aviator)


Technical and tactical experts in aviation and aircraft flight capabilities. Primary pilots of Army Aviation aircraft, both rotary and fixed-wing. Experts in execution of specific mission sets.


  • High School Diploma
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 32
  • Pass necessary flight physical
  • Pass supervised written flight aptitude test
  • Eligible for a Secret security clearance
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen



Become an Army Warrant Officer via...

  • 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training​​
  • 5 Week Warrant Officer Candidate School


  • Convert from Enlisted or Officer MOS

Training after becoming an Army Warrant Officer...

  • Flight School 
  • Basic Officer Leadership Course
  • Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape (S.E.R.E) School

On the job training – Unit Arrival

  • Tactical flight
  • Sling-load operations
  • Air movement and assault
  • Planning and execution
  • National disaster and emergency support
  • Medical evacuation (MEDEVAC)