Roles in the Corps: Fixed-Wing Pilot
Overview of the roles and responsibilities of a Fixed-Wing Pilot as told by Marine Captain Fox.
Marine Fixed-wing Pilots fly some of the most advanced aircraft in the world. These officers perform essential functions of Marine Aviation—assault support, antiair warfare, offensive air support, electronic warfare, control of aircraft and missiles, and aerial reconnaissance—to support missions around the world.
In addition to flying their aircraft, pilots are assigned positions of leadership, such as Operations Officer or Maintenance Officer within the squadron.
Because of the precise demands of the aircraft and their integral role, Marine Corps Pilots undergo the longest and most extensive training in the Marine Corps.