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