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What You Need to Know About Aircraft Launch and Recovery Officer

Job Description: 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.

Types of Aircraft Launch and Recovery Officer

  • Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer
  • V/STOL Landing Signal Officer
  • Flight Deck Officer
  • Landing Signal Officer


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