Aircraft Launch and Recovery Officers

Aircraft Launch and Recovery Officers

Plan and direct the operation and maintenance of catapults, arresting gear, and associated mechanical, hydraulic, and control systems involved primarily in aircraft carrier takeoff and landing operations. Duties include supervision of readiness and safety of arresting gear, launching equipment, barricades, and visual landing aid systems; planning and coordinating the design, development, and testing of launch and recovery systems; preparing specifications for catapult and arresting gear installations; evaluating design proposals; determining handling equipment needed for new aircraft; preparing technical data and instructions for operation of landing aids; and training personnel in carrier takeoff and landing procedures.

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Transportation & Warehousing,

Job Family Military Specific

Sample Job Titles Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer, Flight Deck Officer, Landing Signal Officer, V/STOL Landing Signal Officer.