British Army Trainee Officer Pilot

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As an officer pilot you’ll learn how to fly and command military helicopters. You’ll lead complex aviation missions and command small, close-knit teams of other officers and soldiers. You will learn everything you need to know about flying, from take-off and landing to formation flying at night. On completion of the Army Pilots’ Course, if you qualify on either Wildcat or Apache, you will be eligible for a Foundation Degree in Military Aviation Studies.


Step 1
To become an officer pilot you must first and foremost apply to become a British Army Officer. You will complete standard Army Officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. On passing the aviation aptitude, medical and flying grading tests, then whilst you are at Sandhurst you will be eligible to be selected as a helicopter officer pilot.

Step 2
Over the next two years, you will learn to fly the Juno (H135) training helicopter. You will also learn about communications, navigation and tactics. At the end you will be awarded the Army Pilot Badge (your “Wings”) and get streamed onto your operational aircraft, usually the Apache (and attack helicopter) or Wildcat (used for reconnaissance). You will then complete your conversion course (approximately 18 months) before arriving fully qualified at your front line regiment.


Age: 18 years – 28 years 11 months

  • 72 UCAS points and 35 ALIS points from 7 GCSEs (including minimum grade C/4 in English, Maths and a Science or foreign language)

  • Mid Thigh Pull 76kg
  • Medicine Ball Throw 3.1m
  • 2km run 10m 15s (multistage fitness test)

More information about the fitness test


  • Foundation Degree in Aviation Systems Management
  • Degree Level (Level 5 & 6) Diplomas in Management & Leadership
  • Graduate entrants get a Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership & Conflict Studies and access to the full Masters Postgraduate Degree


Learn about rank progression here.



Once your online application has been approved, you’ll have an interview with a recruiter, who will talk to you about the corps that you would like to join. You’ll have the chance to learn more about your chosen corps, although you won’t make your final decision until you’re in training at Sandhurst.

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