Aircrewman and Pilot

Pigmoustache60

Midshipman
Hi guys,
I am new to this group so hopefully I'm not posting something that's already Beene posted about. I want to know more about the typical job of aircrewman (CDO and ASW) and also see how much easier it is than pilot and the likelihood of getting through the aircrewman pipeline. I am looking at aircrewman as a ackup if I cannot be a pilot so I would also like to find out thy typical day of a both CDO and ASW aircrewmen. Also, can aircrewmen specialise further (e.g. Rescue).
Thanks in advance
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
I suggest that you use the search function on site, you are expecting various people to spend a lot of time spoon feeding you information that you do not have appeared to have made an effort to find out for yourself.
 

Waspie

War Hero
Hi guys,
I am new to this group so hopefully I'm not posting something that's already Beene posted about. I want to know more about the typical job of aircrewman (CDO and ASW) and also see how much easier it is than pilot and the likelihood of getting through the aircrewman pipeline. I am looking at aircrewman as a ackup if I cannot be a pilot so I would also like to find out thy typical day of a both CDO and ASW aircrewmen. Also, can aircrewmen specialise further (e.g. Rescue).
Thanks in advance
RN and RAF no longer sub specialise, SAR. The government spent a fortune farming the role out. I believe Bristows won the contract and the Coast Guard, with Bristows aircrews, operate the countries SAR flights.
That said, who knows what the future will bring with the new carriers and the possible need for military SAR on the carriers. (They may even bring back the long defunct SAR Diver - god bless there little neoprene boots).:) Someone will have to pull the expensive pilots out of the oggin when a landing/take off goes wrong!
 

Waspie

War Hero
Isn't that now the job of the very expensive - sorry, relatively cheap Type 23 bimbling along beside the carrier?
But who is going to dive down to the sinking aircraft an d operate the canopy and remove the pilot???? Was always a job the Aircrew SAR Diver was trained to carry out.
Vessels have a habit of running over ditched aircraft!!!!
 

sammieh

Newbie
Hi guys,
I am new to this group so hopefully I'm not posting something that's already Beene posted about. I want to know more about the typical job of aircrewman (CDO and ASW) and also see how much easier it is than pilot and the likelihood of getting through the aircrewman pipeline. I am looking at aircrewman as a ackup if I cannot be a pilot so I would also like to find out thy typical day of a both CDO and ASW aircrewmen. Also, can aircrewmen specialise further (e.g. Rescue).
Thanks in advance
I'd suggest given that you seem to know very little (Rescue) is something we haven't done for a while, that you may struggle at an AIB. AIB would expect you to be able to do your own research and know something as basic as SAR being civvie run now.
plus what makes you think aircrewman is the easy option????
 

Waspie

War Hero
A quick visual idea of the crewman duties in an ASW Merlin.
For all you budding 'Crewies' out there.
As for easy option!!!! All relative to your abilities!!!!

 

Pigmoustache60

Midshipman
I'd suggest given that you seem to know very little (Rescue) is something we haven't done for a while, that you may struggle at an AIB. AIB would expect you to be able to do your own research and know something as basic as SAR being civvie run now.
plus what makes you think aircrewman is the easy option????
Not being rude, but I know my stuff, I am aware that Royal Navy rescue squadrons stood down a few years ago, as I used to live beside yeovilton and I was always up to speed on the fleet air arm. Secondly, I do not see the role of aircrewman as the easy option, I just see it as easiER that pilot.i am perfectly ready for my AIB and I am brushed up on y navy and RAF knowledge.
 

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