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Becoming an Army Helicopter Pilot

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Physical Condition
You’ll have to meet the Army’s height and weight standards. There are also two levels of physicals you must take: the one that every Army recruit takes at a military entrance processing station and an additional Flight Class I physical, to be approved by flight surgeons at Fort Rucker.

You can’t have vision worse than 20/50 in either eye. To remain on flight status after training, pilots can’t allow their vision to deteriorate beyond 20/400. You can’t be colorblind or have problems with depth perception, either.

All physicals need to be done within 18 months before the selection board meets to weigh your qualifications for helicopter pilot school.

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