Naval Airman (Aircraft Handler)

slim

War Hero
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.
 

slim

War Hero
Rookie-WWFC said:
Well there you go. Little bit harsh on me I was only trying to help and I didn't say it was fact I said the opposite

If you don't know the answer don't answer the question.
The Ninja and Mario would give the guy real information not something dreamed up by a wanabee. Think I was being harsh, wait till my mate Higs (who incidently was a CPO handler in a former life) finishes ripping into you.
Now go back to sleep unless you can come up with either a piss take or a genuine answer
 

Rookie-WWFC

Lantern Swinger
No I don't have to be into piss taking, and whilst you're a more senior member of this board and of the RN and will undoubtedly know more than me, to call it the biggest load of bollocks you've ever read then you must be looking at some pretty small bollocks. A lot of the inofrmation in there is real and whilst I admit I've confused the parts about small ship flights with WAFU's a good deal of it is correct. I would usually keep it zipped but nobody else had posted so thought as a Rookie I'd try and give a bit of what i had learnt, I'm not pretending to be a senior member of the RN such as Yourself, Hig, SM or Ninja merely trying to be as helpful as I can be.
 

slim

War Hero
Rookie-WWFC said:
No I don't have to be into piss taking, and whilst you're a more senior member of this board and of the RN and will undoubtedly know more than me, to call it the biggest load of bollocks you've ever read then you must be looking at some pretty small bollocks. A lot of the inofrmation in there is real and whilst I admit I've confused the parts about small ship flights with WAFU's a good deal of it is correct. I would usually keep it zipped but nobody else had posted so thought as a Rookie I'd try and give a bit of what i had learnt, I'm not pretending to be a senior member of the RN such as Yourself, Hig, SM or Ninja merely trying to be as helpful as I can be.

I am not a senior member of anything including this site.
My naval information is 23 years out of date, however some things do not change.
If I give any advice I qualify it by stating that my advice is old and that The Ninja or Mario are really the only ones to believe.
You on the other hand spout a load of bollocks formed in you addled brain dishing out advice on subjects that you know sweet FA about.

Have we got Tim back on site?
 

Rookie-WWFC

Lantern Swinger
'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.'

That would be me qualifying my information, it wasn't all wrong as you've already admitted and I know as much as any new recruit and i'm not pretending to be anything else, that's all I'm gonna say on the matter.
 

RoofRat

War Hero
Rookie can I just put you right on one little thing that you keep writing. All Ratings in the FAA, Snr and Jnr. are generally referred to as Wafu's. Chockheads are just one of those branches, along with Bombheads, Grubbers, Greenies, Pinkies, Sew Sews. We used to have Snaps and Cloud bos'ns, but I think those jobs are now done by Fishheads.

Kama is right about one thing though, have a read back and see what a great branch it is, that you are joining.
RoofRat.
A Very proud Ex Chockhead
 
Most accidents, or crashes on deck, are in the landing phase, bad weather in my experience has little to do with it, but , what the fukc do I know.
 

slim

War Hero
higthepig said:
Most accidents, or crashes on deck, are in the landing phase, bad weather in my experience has little to do with it, but , what the fukc do I know.

Obviously not as much as an SE chief :p
 

scouse

War Hero
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.' :roll: :roll: Chockheads work on the flight deck Agreed??? So what the F**K does an SE Chief know about chockheads!! the only time he would be on the flightdeck was, for an evening stroll :wink:
 
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