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Naval Aviator job at Navy in Taylor MI
Description, duties, responsibilities
ABOUT Search for underwater threats. Deliver payloads of incredible firepower or necessary manpower. Execute strategic aerial maneuvers anywhere from the stratosphere to mere feet above the sea. This is just a glimpse into your career as a Naval Aviator. You also may find yourself:Flying some of the most innovative and high-tech aircraft in the world Providing vital attack defense and logistic support to the Fleet Controlling and maintaining all internal and external aircraft systems RESPONSIBILITIES Navy Pilots and Naval Flight Officers (NFOs) are important components in an exclusive world-class group of Officers. This job will require you to perform at the best of your ability at all times. Making use of your advanced training and unparalleled knowledge to provide the utmost safety and security in the worlds skies.As a Pilot you may:Take part in antisubmarine warfare and mine countermeasures as well as search and rescue operations and vertical replenishment missions Receive specialized training on the advanced tactical systems found on Navy aircraft Project aviation power in fighter and attack reconnaissance and sea control missions. launching from aircraft carriers or surface combatants. Conduct enemy surveillance by collecting photographic intelligence As an NFO you may:Study aerodynamics aircraft engine systems meteorology navigation flight planning and flight safety Train and specialize in EA-18G Growler electronic countermeasures aircraft E-2C Hawkeye early warning and control aircraft or the new P-8A Poseidon antisubmarine aircraft Electronically detect and track ships submarines aircraft and missiles WORK ENVIRONMENT As a Navy Pilot or an NFO missions and assignments can be anywhere around the globe. This includes working from carrier battle groups or other sea-based platforms and at Naval Air Stations or other locations on shore.TRAINING and ADVANCEMENT Those entering aviation programs must first attend Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Newport RI and then complete a six-week air indoctrination course at Naval Aviation Schools Command in Pensacola FL. From there prospective Pilots and NFOs attend primary flight training.Pilots and NFOs then request an aircraft pipeline and enter the intermediate phase of flight training which builds upon basic flight and navigation training. The final phase is advanced naval flight training focusing on mission specifics. After completion Pilots and NFOs are awarded their "wings of gold" and report to their respective Fleet Replacement Squadrons (FRSs) for further training specific to their aircraft.Promotion opportunities are regularly available but competitive and based on performance. Its also important to note that specialized training received and work experience gained in the course of service can lead to valuable credentialing and occupational opportunities in related fields.EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES Following your initial flying tour as a Navy Pilot or an NFO you can attend the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey CA where you may be able to earn a masters or doctoral degree while being paid full-time.QUALIFICATIONS and REQUIREMENTS A four-year degree is required to work as a Navy Pilot or Naval Flight Officer. Candidates seeking an Officer position in this community must have a bachelors degree from a regionally accredited institution in a technical field.All candidates must also be U.S. citizens willing to serve worldwide and qualified for sea duty.General qualifications may vary depending upon whether youre currently serving whether youve served before or whether youve never served before.
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