Naval Flight Officer


Imagine the skills and concentration needed to track a submarine while flying just 200 feet above stormy seas. Naval Flight Officers (NFOs) are the key to successful mission accomplishment. A select group of individuals have the combination of talent and dedication it takes to be an NFO. NFOs receive specialized training on the advanced tactical systems and complex communications systems found in Navy aircraft. You’ll study aerodynamics, aircraft engine systems, meteorology, navigation, flight planning and aircraft safety. NFOs train and specialize in specific aircraft including:

  • Strike: EA-6B Prowler electronic countermeasures aircraft
  • Strike Fighter: F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet jet fighters
  • Advanced Radar Navigation and Airborne Early Warning System: E-2C Hawkeye early warning and control aircraft
  • Advanced Navigation: P-3C Orion antisubmarine aircraft

NFO have a seven year commitment after earning their wings.