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2012 Flight Pay


Military Members who are on flying status and who perform duties related to flying receive a monthly "flight pay." Flight pay is a generic name for special compensation or incentive, paid to those who perform various military flight related duties. Each individual military department determines eligibility for their own flight pay.

There are two types of "flight pay" for enlisted members and one type of flight pay authorized for commissioned and warrant officers.

The Air Force and Navy pay enlisted members Career Enlisted Flier Incentive Pay, and the Army, Marines, and Coast Guard pay Hazardous Duty Incentive (Enlisted Crew Member) Pay.

Commissioned officers and warrant officers who are on flying status receive monthly flight pay, known as Aviation Career Incentive Pay.

For more information about "Flight Pay", see Department of Defense (DOD) Pay Regulation, Volume 7A (Active Duty & Reserve Pay), Chapter 22, Aerial Flights.


The following is a list of the current types of flight pay available to military servicemembers:

Aviation Continuation Pay

Aviation Career Incentive Pay for Officers

Career Enlisted Flyer Incentive Pay

Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay


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