U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
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55-3012 Aircraft Launch and Recovery Specialists
Operate and maintain catapults, arresting gear, and associated mechanical, hydraulic, and control systems involved primarily in aircraft carrier takeoff and landing operations. Duties include installing and maintaining visual landing aids; testing and maintaining launch and recovery equipment using electric and mechanical test equipment and hand tools; activating airfield arresting systems, such as crash barriers and cables, during emergency landing situations; directing aircraft launch and recovery operations using hand or light signals; and maintaining logs of airplane launches, recoveries, and equipment maintenance.
Illustrative examples: Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment Maintenance Technician,
C-13 Catapult Operator,
Expeditionary Airfield Systems Technician
Broad Occupation: 55-3010 Military Enlisted Tactical Operations and Air/Weapons Specialists and Crew Members
Minor Group: 55-3000 Military Enlisted Tactical Operations and Air/Weapons Specialists and Crew Members
Major Group: 55-0000 Military Specific Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010