Warrant officers can be Navy pilots

readingTen pilots and four naval flight officers (NFO) graduate this month from the trial run of the Flying Chief Warrant Officer Pilot program, and 10 pilots and six NFOs will be chosen in 2007.

The program allows enlisted Sailors the opportunity to fly in patrol squadrons, helicopter sea combat squadrons and helicopter anti-submarine squadrons light. Applicants must have an associates degree or higher, they must be commissioned before their 27th birthday and be physically qualified for aviation duty. Selectees will have a to serve a minimum of eight years for pilots and six years for naval flight officers.

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