Information on the warrant officer flight training program

Aviation Selection Boards are held quarterly with the next board in June.

Warrant Officers - When, How, And Why Switch??

The Army will pay for your flight training, and then pay you to fly. Contact us today to get started. Remember, there is no obligation to completing the application. Jump to. Sections of this page. Accessibility Help. Remove To help personalize content, tailor and measure ads, and provide a safer experience, we use cookies. By clicking or navigating the site, you agree to allow our collection of information on and off Facebook through cookies. Learn more, including about available controls: Cookies Policy. Email or Phone Password Forgot account?

Log In. Forgot account? Not Now. Visitor Posts. Information about Page Insights Data. Congratulations on your appointment Mr.

Army to kick off virtual reality pilot training program in April

Dahmen, Mr. Moritz, and Mr. Congratulations and welcome to the Cohort! Our next course kicks of in April ! Do you have what it takes to become a warrant officer? Perfect morning for a ruck!

Warrant Officer Candidate School (United States Army)

WOCS Class killed their 6. Way to go Candidates! It looks like you may be having problems playing this video. If so, please try restarting your browser.

Main Navigation

Happy st Birthday to the Warrant Officer Cohort! Hanging out at the Retention Symposium! Come see us, Bldg.

Did you know there are two options for Warrant Officer Candidate School? Class warming up! See More.

Related Links

The U. Army will kick off in April a program to test just how effective virtual reality and simulation may be in training students to fly helicopters, with hopes the results could offer a strategy to improve its curriculum and get more would-be pilots in the air faster.

Navigation menu

The effort comes in part to better position the Army to meet more ambitious training requirements that the service hopes will combat the ongoing struggle to head off a pilot shortage. William Gayler, commanding general of the U. And if that translates into less time in flight school and less blade hours, that logically means less money because we pay for student training by blade hours. Virtual reality simulators are newer to the Army in part because finding a simulator that actually performs like a helicopter has been a challenge.

And when people jump into a video game, they want to be able to succeed.

You pull in the power, you can feel it shake a little bit, you can hear the turbines increasing in pitch, you can feel the aircraft vibrating, and it requires a little bit of work to hover like a real helicopter. The simulator was created in partnership with industry by the U. Gayler confirmed that the Aviation and Missile Center launched a contracting vehicle for the effort and is acting as the systems integrator, but refrained from naming companies supporting the development. We would certainly bring more [systems] here. Kicking off in April, the pilot program will involve a full flight school class of 48 students.

Half of those students will serve as a control group, going through normal flight school training curriculum of 32 live-flight hours.