The job of serving on a United States Navy Aircraft Carrier is one of the most dangerous and exciting jobs that are found in the navy. It is not for the meek or mild mannered; it is a noisy and fast paced job, one that calls for nerves of steel and the ability to multi task. You may work on shore, on a shore-based airfield that supports Aircraft carrier flight operations, working to direct F/A 18 military fighter aircraft, or serve on duty on one of the many Aircraft Carriers in the Navy fleet around the world.
Do You Have What It Takes?
It is a high energy, high paced job. If have an interest in aviation, helicopters, airplanes and jets, then this may be the job for you. The Flight Deck Enlisted Navy Aviation Specialist is one of the most exciting and dangerous jobs that there is in the military. It is a job that is really physically active, involved in helping provide defense, attack, and logistics support to the U.S. Fleet. Working on the flight deck of a Vessel, or Aircraft Carrier is a job that enables pilots and aircraft to perform their assigned missions and maintain fleet readiness.
The Navy Flight Specialist does so with the help of the most technologically advanced, modern electronics, aircraft and equipment in the known world. Some of the assigned jobs that you will perform include; working to Maintain and inspect aircraft safety systems, operate and maintain landing gear systems, brakes and related systems and serve as aircrew members on board Aircraft, assisting fellow crewmembers with flight missions. Trained professionals support every aircraft that comes off of the flight deck. One of your jobs will be to assist in electronic detection of submarines, aircraft and missiles systems. You will work to provide electrical, weapons and flight aircraft systems critical support to aircrews and pilots serving on board Navy vessels.
You will assist with the retrieval and launching of US Military Aircraft from the ground and from the flight deck of Navy vessels. You will work to inspect and maintain navigation, fuselage, landing gear, and inspections of wings, airframe and other parts of the aircraft. As an active member of a Navy Flight crew you will work to supervise airmen and sailors in a variety of flight related operations.