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Helicopter/Tiltrotor Aircraft Maintenance

Overview: Helicopters are essential in rescue operations, special forces insertions and other Air Force Reserve missions. It is the role of Helicopter/Tiltrotor Aircraft Maintenance personnel to maintain these aircraft at optimal performance levels, and to disassemble and reassemble them for transport to other locations.

Position: Enlisted


Specific Tasks:

  • Maintain and repair helicopter systems including rotors, transmissions, landing gear, fuel, hydraulics and electrical 
  • Facilitate ground handling, launch and recovery, and helicopter disassembly/reassembly and other aspects of movement and storage operations


  • Completion of high school is mandatory. Completion of related vocational courses is highly desirable.
  • Normal color vision 
  • ASVAB score on Mechanical of 56 for H-60 Helicopter or 51 for CV-22 Tiltrotor


  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 8.5 weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX; followed by Technical Training 

Related Civilian Careers:

  • Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanics and Technicians