The aviation operations specialist is primarily responsible for scheduling and dispatching tactical aircraft missions. They help operate one of the largest fleets of aircraft in the world and keep them running safe and efficient.
- Process local and cross-country flight clearances
- Check accuracy of flight plans and coordinate them
- Maintain flight logs on incoming/outgoing flights and individual flight records
- Alert crash crews of emergencies
- Interpret and post weather reports
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
Job training for an aviation operations specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and eight weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and in the field under simulated combat conditions.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Introduction to Army aviation operations and record keeping
- Procedures for scheduling aircrafts and assigning crew
- Flight planning and airfield operations
- Interest in working with computers
- Ability to use typewriters and office machines
- Interest in math, aircrafts and air traffic
- Keeping accurate records
Required ASVAB Score(s)
Skilled Technical (ST) : 91