What none aircrew jobs are there in the faa?

There are now only two engineering trades in the FAA, Mechanical and Avionics (M and Av). You'll find that the RAF and Army, if not already, will soon be the same in this new 'purple' world.

Arming is usually carried out by Av's, trying to get an 'M' (grubber) anywhere near anything that gives fizz or bang is nigh on impossible.

Apart from engineers, you have Aircraft Handlers (Chockheads), Phot Ratings, Survival Equipment Ratings, Air Traffic Controllers, Fighter Controllers and Met Ratings. I apologise if I've missed any but my head is hurting.
 
chockhead819 said:
Daz, could you explain the new trades to a chockhead?
wot no pinkies,greenies or bombheads?

Greenies and bombheads were amalgamated years back, however ( against our better judgement) the pinkies and greenies are being amalgamated to come in line with the Army. Therefore we will now have just AV (L and R) and M (Mechanical). :cry:

It's a bit harder for the RAF to stomach, they used to have a trade for everything (even tea boy I think!).
 

Rastanking

Midshipman
Yeah, the RAF have single trades for Airframe, Electric, Avionics, Propulsion and Weapons but that's all changing and will be like the Navy of old with the amalgamation of Airframe and Propulsion, Electrical and Avionics and Weapons and Safety Equipment...........don't know how the hierarchy arrived at the last one but still!!
 

stumpy

War Hero
I know someone wanting to join the FAA, I checked the website for latest career advice and could not find the Aircrewman Branch listed. Is it possible to join direct or do you transfer later?

Cheers.
 
Stumpy

The last I heard it was still a branch transfer, like the PTIs and Reggies were. Never understood why though.

Hope this helps
 

fangita

Badgeman
stumpy said:
I know someone wanting to join the FAA, I checked the website for latest career advice and could not find the Aircrewman Branch listed. Is it possible to join direct or do you transfer later?

Cheers.

Yes, it's a sideways entry branch - at least it was when I last looked. I was once told that the reason is because it's such a tough course, when people fail they can return to their original branch rather than leave the RN in a sulk.

As an aside, as I'm a bit out of it, did all the Ls and Rs have to cross train to be Av, or are there lots of legacy AEMs out there under the old trade groups?
 

Bisley

War Hero
As an aside, as I'm a bit out of it, did all the Ls and Rs have to cross train to be Av, or are there lots of legacy AEMs out there under the old trade groups?[/quote]

still lots of them out there who either CPOAEA's who arent eligable and the same for CPO/POAEM's. All other LAEM's and AEA's are now LAET's or POAET's. Horrible!! 8O
 

avoiding_action

Lantern Swinger
Direct Entry Aircrewman and Aircraft Controller is sat just over the horizon. Awaiting the bean counters to give the final thumbs up! They will join up together at Raleigh and go their seperate ways for Phase 2 training.
 

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