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NFO Demand 2019+


New Member
Hey guys, question for you. Right now and in the foreseeable future how high is the demand for NFOs and what does it look to be trending towards? The Navy site says Pilots/NFOs or aviators in general are in high demand but is that just for pilot? They group them together on their website.

Uncle Fester

Robot Pimp
Super Moderator
The Navy has a need for NFOs for the foreseeable. About half the aircraft on flight decks have Trunk Monkeys, along with VP/VUP, and that’s not forecast to change.


Well-Known Member
They're also pumping them through training pretty quickly. Most of the NFOs from my class already selected by the time the pilots started flying.
I'm in NFO Primary now. Seems like the demand is still pretty high. They're pushing us through pretty quickly. Way faster than the pilots for sure.
I second this. If you go P-8s then you could get winged before some of your OCS buddies even start flying in Primary. At least this is my personal experience.

Also, don't let anyone, including yourself, tell you that you're second to pilots. Every pilot I've ever met has had nothing but great appreciation for the work and support that NFOs provide in the aircraft.