12-Month Navy Experience – Helicopter Pilot

Australia, All states and territories
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  • Good salary package and numerous benefits
  • Fully paid Navy leadership training and aviation work experience
  • Experience the Navy’s impressive line-up of aircraft

Your role

Navy’s helicopters play a key role in delivering supplies, personnel, resources and defensive capability to our fleet of ships at sea. Flying a helicopter in a maritime environment and landing on the flight deck of ships is highly skilled and exciting role – you’ll be able to learn from the pilots who do this work every day. The two main aircraft that the Navy uses in operations are the MRH-90 and MH-60R Seahawk. As a Navy Gap Year Helicopter Pilot, you’ll be given the exciting opportunity be part of the team that conducts navy aviation operations. You will experience first-hand how Navy’s helicopter flights are critical in medical evacuation, search and rescue missions, disaster relief and anti-submarine operations.

This action-packed role isn’t just reserved for people that are straight out of school. It’s a unique opportunity where you’ll get the chance to try out a year in Navy working alongside fully qualified Helicopter Pilots, all without needing any prior qualifications. You’ll get paid to travel and gain invaluable life and work experience, while making friendships that could last a lifetime.

Life in the Navy Gap Year Program

The Navy Gap Year Program is a one-year commitment that takes you well beyond the ordinary to experience everything the Navy has to offer. Whether you’re sailing across the seas by ship, exploring the oceans depths by submarine or soaring above by helicopter, you’ll be given skills and experiences which could extend into a longer-term role in the Navy or elsewhere.

On top of the many benefits you get from a job in the Navy, you’ll also experience a very supportive and collaborative team environment to help you thrive. Take this opportunity to discover a highly rewarding career with the Navy Gap Year Program.


During your 12-month role, you’ll receive a salary package starting from $33,126.

In addition to your salary, you will receive generous superannuation, housing subsidies, free medical and dental care, service and uniform allowances, as well as a Maritime Allowance (if applicable).

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For this role, you must have completed Year 12 level of secondary education (or equivalent) to Officer Entry standard or if applying for ADFA – achieved an ATAR which would qualify you for the relevant degree stream. Applications can be considered if you are yet to complete Year 12 and are tracking towards the required ATAR.

Click the APPLY button if you think you have what it takes to spend 12 months as an ADF Gap Year Helicopter Pilot and we’ll get in contact with you shortly.

You can also visit the link below to view the full position description and learn more about life in the Navy.



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