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HDIP for Flying Duty


HDIP-F (Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay-Flying) is an available incentive pay under the broader category of Aviation Incentive Pay (AvIP) for non-aeronautically designated officers performing duties on DIFTECH (Duty Involving Flying as a Technical Observer) categorized orders. This incentive pay is manually processed by PERS-435 for those eligible officers.

The governing instruction for HDIP-F is the DoD Financial Management Regulation, Volume 7A, Chapter 22. Please refer to this document for a thorough understanding of your entitlement and earnings requirements. You can navigate to a link for this instruction by going to the "Monthly Flight Pay" tab on the left. 

Enlisted service members seeking HDIP-F entitlements should reach out to TSC through their Command Admin department. 
If you are a 21XX, 23XX, 131X, 132X, 151X, or 152X designated officer, please see the "Monthly Flight Pay" tab on the left for information regarding your incentive pay eligibility. 

AvIP/AvB Program Manager
LCDR Lindsay "Mandles" McCammond

AvIP Program Action Officer
LT Natasha "No$ie" Reyes

Please send only the following to PERS-435 after reviewing the program information.

  • a copy of your medical "Upchit" (DD Form 2992), 

  • a copy of your DIFTECH orders (with DIFTECH highlighted, typically found in Part II), and

  • your HDIP Start Request (Template) (signed by you; you must "enable editing" to complete). 

If you do not have DIFTECH in your orders text, you may request an amendment and the issuance of DIFTECH orders.

BEFORE DOING THIS: Review your orders text for the phrase "Duty Involving Flying as a Technical Observer" attached to your ULTIMATE Station. This is typically buried in your Part II. Check closely. If you truly do not have DIFTECH already written in, send the following request on command letterhead and signed by your CO to PERS-435. Turnaround is usually 3-5 weeks as the request is routed through multiple steps at NPC. If approved, you'll be back-paid for any missing DIFTECH/HDIP-F period. 

Request for DIFTECH (Duty as a Technical Observer) Orders

HDIP-F earners are required to fly 4hrs/mo, 8hrs for every two consecutive months, or 12 hours for every three consecutive months that they are earning HDIP-F. 
Validation of these hours is required at the departure from DIFTECH orders or annually at the end of each FY (Fiscal year) or, whichever occurs first.
Earners will close or annually validate their hours by providing PERS-435 with:

These items are required even if the member is transferring from DIFTECH-to-DIFTECH orders to retain continuity in compliance with program requirements. Do not send us Flight Logs or other Flight documentation. It is the responsibility of the command to provide the CO with the necessary supporting documents to validate their flight hours. Additional documents other than the two required here at the end of a tour or FY significantly impact the receipt, processing, and filing necessary by PERS-435. 
Endorsement and hours sharing limitations are outlined in the DoD Financial Management Regulation, Volume 7A, Chapter 22.

The following pay table is sourced from Title Code 37. The complete section code can be viewed here, HDIP-F is on page 28. The DoD FMR currently references DFAS as the host for the most current pay table. Data on their website is currently being updated and only reflects the max amounts authorized as outlined in Title Code 37. Title Code 37 is the Congressional guidance behind the DoD FMR and is applicable to all HDIP-F earners at this time.



PAY RATE ($ /mo)
$ 150
$ 150
$ 150
$ 150
$ 250
$ 250
$ 225
$ 175
$ 150
$ 150
$ 250
$ 250
$ 175
$ 150
$ 150




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