Army Aviation

First NYANG “Street to Seat” Aviator

Lars Olson, from Chatham, N.Y., recites the enlistment oath at the headquarters of 3rd Battalion, 142nd Aviation at Army Aviation Support Facility #3, as he prepares to go through what the Army calls “street to seat” for helicopter pilots, Latham, N.Y., Oct. 16, 2020. Olson is the first member of the N.Y. Army National Guard to enlist in such a way where he will go to Warrant Officer Candidate School and then Initial Entry Rotary Wing Training, rather than serving for a while before becoming a pilot. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Ryan Campbell)