U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
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55-1012 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.
Illustrative examples: Catapult and Arresting Gear Officer,
Flight Deck Officer,
Landing Signal Officer
Broad Occupation: 55-1010 Military Officer Special and Tactical Operations Leaders
Minor Group: 55-1000 Military Officer Special and Tactical Operations Leaders
Major Group: 55-0000 Military Specific Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010