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I have a private pilot's license; can I be commissioned as an aviator?

Answer

NOAA Corps has two venues for recruiting pilots:

  1. Personnel brought in as an Inter-Service Transfer from the US Navy for the distinct purpose of P-3 support.
  2. Acceptance to flight training following an initial three year assignment at sea as a bridge watchstander.

Note: An officer is not guaranteed aviation training upon commissioning. Pilots and Navigators have strict vision and other physical requirements.

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