Per OPNAVINST 3710.7T (NATOPS), Enlisted crewmembers are divided into three general categories: Career Crewmembers, Non-career Crewmembers, and Non-crewmembers.
Career Crewmember (also known as Career enlisted flyers). An enlisted crewmember who holds a 78XX, 82XX or 94XX NEC or is in a N789-approved training pipeline leading to the award of one of those NECs. They are designated as Navy Aircrewmen and are primarily detailed throughout their career into flying billets (DIFCREW orders) and non-flying billets (DIFDEN orders). They are eligible for Career Enlisted Flyer Incentive Pay
Non-career Crewmembers. Those individuals, not necessarily designated as Naval Aircrewmen, physically qualified to fly, who participate regularly in aerial operations and are assigned duty involving flying under DIFCREW orders. They are not designated as career enlisted flyers and are not eligible for CEFIP. Non-career Crewmembers receive crew Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay (HDIP) for flying when assigned DIFCREW orders.
Non-crewmember. Those personnel whose duties require frequent and regular participation in aerial flights to perform in-flight functions that cannot be performed by other members already under flight orders. These personnel receive special mission flight orders for duty involving flying (temporary) (DIFTEM) as authorized by the appropriate allocation manager.
An enlisted member or nondesignated officer who is required by orders to participate in frequent and regular aerial flights must meet DOD Pay Manual flying requirements to be entitled to receive Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay (HDIP).
For specific aircrew incentive pay eligibility read OPNAVINST 3710.7T (NATOPS) for up to date details. For information reguarding conditional Aviation and Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay read NAVADMIN 296/11, and for the latest information reguarding continuation pay, read NAVADMIN 047/13.
Career Enlisted Flyer Incentive Pay
|Years of Aviation Service|
|4 or Less||Over 4||Over 8||Over 14|
Monthly Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay for Aircrew
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Navy Officer Aviation (Flight) Pay
|Years of Aviation Service (Including Flight Training) as an Officer (See Note)|
|2 or Less||Over 2||Over 3||Over 4||Over 6|
|Over 14||Over 22||Over 23||Over 24||Over 25|
Note: A rated officer in pay grade O-7 may not be paid incentive pay at a rate greater than $200 per month. A rated officer in pay grade O-8 or above may not be paid incentive pay at a rate greater than $206 per month. A rated officer in pay grade above O-6 may not be paid incentive pay after completion of 25 years of aviation service. A rated warrant officer with over 22, 23, 24, or 25 years of aviation service, will continue to receive the rate prescribed for officers with over 14 years of aviation service.