Sorry guys...another eyesight one...

#1
After a few searches, I came up with this chart for eyesight standards on the web [don't know how accurate it is, of course].

http://www.assoc-optometrists.org/uploaded_files/pdf/04-navy.pdf

Now, I already know that my colour perception is fine, but my eyesight is only VA3 - my question is, what officer jobs are available? In the chart above it says "SD(AV), ATC & FDO" - what does this all stand for? And are there any other officer jobs I could go for with my rubbish eyesight?

Thanks all!
 
#4
nikki92 said:
After a few searches, I came up with this chart for eyesight standards on the web [don't know how accurate it is, of course].

http://www.assoc-optometrists.org/uploaded_files/pdf/04-navy.pdf

Now, I already know that my colour perception is fine, but my eyesight is only VA3 - my question is, what officer jobs are available? In the chart above it says "SD(AV), ATC & FDO" - what does this all stand for? And are there any other officer jobs I could go for with my rubbish eyesight?

Thanks all!
Nikki

I'm pretty sure that it's VA1 for Pilots and Observers, VA2 for Warfare Officers GS and SM and VA3 for the remainder.

ATC = Air Traffic Control
FDO = Flight Deck Officer
SD(AV) = Special Duties (Officer) (Aviation) - would be a SUY today, I think.

Don't worry about this Optometrist document - it's pretty old!
 
#5
Just to be clear - the FDO is actually a senior rate*. Mainly PO level, but some CPO. Naval Aircrewmen (Aircraft Handlers) can graduate to being Captain of the Flight Deck (as a CPO), which is kind of the same thing, but a lot harder!!

*Yes, thank you, I know the FDO on a CVS/LPH is actually a SUY(AV), but lets not get too technical!
 

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