Rookie-WWFC said:I've just done an RNAC so whilst i'm not the top authority on this I know a little bit, I'm joining as a WAFU but the branch preference talk was given by an SE and about the FAA as a whole, that includes chockheads.
Chockheads have to learn a lot of fire fighting as one of their big job's on the deck as well as guiding in aircraft, is to take control if an aircraft crashes, similar to WAFU's in that if they're on a ship with only one aircraft and that aircraft's not out or is being worked on then they've not got a lot to do, the thing is that when their is work to be done there's a lot, on ship's with a number of aircraft you can be guiding in aircraft throughout your watch.
Aswell as this the time's when an Aircraft is most likely to have a crash is during bad weather and so you have to be up on deck when the ship is pitching and rolling in foul weather doing your job. You might also have some responsibility for maintenance of aircraft? as well as usual duties for a sailor.
Not sure it's all 100% correct but it's as good as I can re-collect it and i must admit to have been paying more attention to the WAFU part rather than Chockhead.
In short it's a job where you'll be outdoor's in good weather or bad where you get time's where you're not so busy but when you are busy you're as busy as any other job in the RN. You have a lot of responsibility and because it's a small branch you'll be in a tight knit group, I believe there's about 400 Chockhead's in the RN.
Biggest load of bollocks I've read in a long time.
Zip it until you know what you are talking about. A RNAC kinell voice of experience. :twisted:
The last paragraph is correct, a small branch which takes care of it's own.
Chockheads do not go to sea on small ships flights, too much of a luxury, However on a carrier they are responsible for ALL aircraft movements, they also maintain their own fire fighting equipment and they are generally kept well occupied.