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
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),
22, Aerial Flights.
The following is a list of the current types of flight pay available to
Career Incentive Pay for Officers
Enlisted Flyer Incentive Pay
Duty Incentive Pay