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Flashcards in Nautical Deck (20):
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CATOBAR

Catapult Assisted Take-Off But(or Barrier) Arrested Recovery

10 CATOBAR aircraft carriers

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STOVL

Short Take-Off Vertical Landing

9 STOVL aircraft carriers

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Air Officer

head of the aircraft operations crew on a carrier

often referred to as the air boss

wears yellow

responsible for all aircraft operations on a carrier and for any aircraft in the air within a radius of 5 nautical miles

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Catapult Officers

man the catapults

also known as shooters

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Aircraft Handling Officer

keeps the various aircraft on the carrier in such a way as to facilitate as much as possible quick takeoffs and landings while striving to prevent a locked deck

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Landing Signal Officer

guides pilots as they bring the aircraft back in for landing, using both hand signals and radio

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Arresting Gear Officer

in charge of operating the system of massive cables that brings the aircraft to a rapid halt

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junior sailors and petty officers wear...

navy blue pants

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warrant officers, commissioned officers, and chief petty officers wear...

khaki pants

10

Purple

aviation fuels

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Blue

plane handlers

aircraft elevator operators

tractor drivers

messengers and phone talkers

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Green

catapult and arresting gear crews

air wing maintenance personnel

cargo-handling personnel

ground support equipment troubleshooters

hook runners

photographer's mates

helicopter landing Signal enlisted personnel

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Yellow

aircraft handling officers

catapult and arresting gear officers

plane directors

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Red

ordnancemen

crash and salvage crews

explosive ordnance disposal

15

Brown

air wing plane captains

air wing line leading petty officers

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White

quality assurance

squadron plane inspectors

landing signal officers

air transfer officers

liquid oxygen crews

safety observers

medical personnel

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White/Black

final checker (inspector)

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Case 1 Takeoff

instrument conditions not expected, it is daylight, the ceiling around the carrier is at least 3000 feet, and visibility is at least 5 nautical miles

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Case 2 Takeoff

instrument conditions may occur during flight, ceiling around the carrier is at least 1000 feet, and visibility is at least 5 nautical miles

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Case 3 Takeoff

used during night operations or when it is very likely that instrument conditions will occur because the ceiling is lower than 1000 feet or visibility is less than 5 nautical miles