15P AVIATION OPERATIONS SPECIALIST
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 safely and efficiently.
- 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
Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and seven weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instruction. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field under simulated combat conditions.
Advanced Individual Training: 7 weeks, 3 days at Fort Rucker, AL
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Introduction to Army aviation operations and record-keeping
- Procedures for scheduling aircraft and assigning crews
- Flight planning and airfield operations
- Interest in working with computers
- Ability to use typewriters and office machines
- Interest in math, aircraft and air traffic
- Experience keeping accurate records
REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Skilled Technical (ST): 91
FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS
The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career in aviation. Flight operations specialists often work for commercial and private airlines, air transport companies and airports.