Are there pilots in the Coast Guard?

Are there pilots in the Coast Guard?

The Coast Guard aviation community consists of approximately 800 pilots and an enlisted workforce of approximately 2,500. Together, these pilots and aircrews fly 5 types of aircraft in the Coast Guard’s inventory, representing 200 airframes dispersed among 24 Air Stations.

How long does it take to become a Coast Guard pilot?

One way to do this is to attend the Coast Guard Academy, a four year training program. After graduation as an officer, it is possible to apply for pilot training. If accepted, the candidate will attend an 18 month flight school, and then he or she can be assigned to duty at a Coast Guard base.

Where are the Coast Guard bases?

Coast Guard Bases

  • Air Station Cape Cod Coast Guard Base in Cape Cod, MA.
  • Air Station Clearwater Coast Guard Base in Clearwater, FL.
  • Air Station Elizabeth City Coast Guard Base in Elizabeth City, NC.
  • Aviation Training Center Coast Guard Base in Mobile, AL.
  • Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT.

How do you become a Coast Guard aviator?

You must be an officer in the Coast Guard or a flight-school graduate from another branch of the armed forces to qualify for a position as a helicopter pilot. You must have at least a bachelor’s degree to take the commissioned officer path and complete the 17-week Officer Candidate School (OCS).

Does the Coast Guard carry guns?

The Coast Guard employs various small arms including handguns, shotguns, rifles, and machine guns.

Can Coast Guard become SEALs?

Some foreign militaries also use the SEAL name, though none have ever completed the U.S. Navy’s full course of instruction. “Naval Special Warfare is proud to team with the nation’s first Coast Guard officers qualified as Navy SEALs,” said Rear Adm. Garry Bonelli, deputy commander, Naval Special Warfare Command.

Does the Coast Guard go to war?

The Coast Guard is both a federal law enforcement agency and a military force, and therefore is a faithful protector of the United States in peacetime and war.

Can you pick where you are stationed in the Coast Guard?

Do I have a choice regarding location where I will serve? Active-duty Coast Guard Forces serve where the Coast Guard needs them. Assignments could be aboard one of the many cutters, at a support station, on a flight crew, or at an air station.

What is the Coast Guard aviation history website?

A project of the CGAA, The Coast Guard Aviation History Website is a testimony to the achievements of Coast Guard Aviation in its first 100 years of service. The site offers a full chronological history, a catalog of all aircraft used by the Coast Guard as well as many first person rescue stories and narratives.

How many Coast Guard aircraft are there in the world?

U. S. Coast Guard Aircraft – 200 Total Type Quantity Type Quantity MH-65D/E (Helicopter) 98 HC-144 (Airplane) 18 MH-60T (Helicopter) 45 HC-27J³ (Airplane) 14 HC-130H (Airplane) 10 C-37A/B (Airplane) 2 HC-130J (Airplane) 13

Who are the members of the Coast Guard Fraternal Association?

In the spring of 1977, Andrew Wall, George F. Thometz, Marion ‘Gus’ Shrode, and Norman L. Horton, all retired Coast Guard aviators, informally organized a fraternal association open to all pilots who had flown or were flying Coast Guard aircraft.

What is the Coast Guard Aviation Association’s mentoring program?

The Coast Guard Aviation Association (CGAA) has now established a mentoring program designed to assist all of our aviation personnel in securing post Coast Guard employment. CGAA Members have volunteered to council and assist, in any way they can, people in the aviation rates with future employment advice and counsel.