Flight Pay

            What is Flight Pay?

Flight pay is an incentive to retain pilots, navigators and aviation professionals. There are several programs. They include Aviation Career Incentive Pay (ACIP); Aviation Continuation Pay (ACP); Career Enlisted Flight Pay and Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay For Flying.

Aviation Career Incentive Pay (ACIP) is designated for those officers and warrant officers with a minimum of six years of aviation service. The highest rate is $840 a month for aviation service members with 14 to 22 years of cumulative experience down to the lowest rate of $125 monthly after the sixth year of aviation service.

Aviation Continuation Pay (ACP) purpose is the retention of aviators in specified year groups at critical departure points and aviator officers who remain on active duty after the expiration of their service commitment are eligible for ACP. The amounts are determined by criteria such as the time of service agreed to by the aviator and the needs of the individual services.

2006 Aviation Continuation Pay (ACP) Bonuses are as follows:

  • Army – $25,000 annually for special operations warrant officer pilots, $12,000 annually for certain warrant officer pilots
  • Navy – $25,000 annually
  • Air Force – $25,000 annually
  • Marines – $18,000 annually


Military officer aviation (Flight) pay chart.
Years of Aviation Service (Including Flight Training) as an Officer
2 or Less Over 2 Over 3 Over 4 Over 6
125 156 188 206 650
Over 14 Over 22 Over 23 Over 24 Over 25
840 585 495 385 250


Basic Pay | Commissioned Officers | Warrant Officers | Enlisted Members

Assignment Incentive Pay | Aviation Career Incentive Pay | Career Enlisted Flight Pay | Career Sea Pay | Career Status Military Pay Bonus | Command Responsibility Military Pay | Dislocation Pay | Drill Pay | Enlistment Bonus | Family Separation Pay | Flight Pay | Foreign Language Proficiency Pay | Hardship Duty Pay | Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay | Hostile Fire-Imminent Danger Pay | Lodging-Plus Pay | Medical Personnel Pay | Nuclear Duty Pay | Overseas Tour Extension | Selected Re-Enlistment Bonuses | Submarine Duty Pay

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