Accession Number : ADA296626

Title :   Flight Engineer Performance Qualified. AFSC 1A1X1C.

Descriptive Note : Occupational survey rept.

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE OCCUPATIONAL MEASUREMENT SQUADRON RANDOLPH AFB TX

PDF Url : ADA296626

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 118

Abstract : This is a report of an occupational survey of the Flight Engineer (Performance Qualified) career ladder completed by the Air Force Occupational Measurement Squadron (APOMS). These data will be utilized to evaluate the AFMAN 36-2108 Specialty Description and training documents. The last survey results pertaining to this career ladder were published in November 1988. As described in the AFMAN 36-2108 Specialty Description, dated October 1994, personnel in this career ladder are responsible for performing aircraft inspections; operating and monitoring aircraft and engine systems controls, panels, indicators and devices; computing aircraft performance data; and performing in-flight duties per flight manual checklists. This is a lateral-entry career ladder. Acceptance into this specialty requires prior qualification at the 5- or 7-skill level in In-Flight Refueling, Aircraft Loadmaster, Missile and Space System Maintenance, Tactical Aircraft Maintenance, Manned Aerospace Maintenance, or Aerospace Maintenance career ladders. Once accepted, personnel must complete the 7-week 2-day BFE- Basic Flight Engineer Course at Aitus AFB, OK. Instruction covers general topics such as, ground instruction on aerodynamic factors of aircraft performance; calculator operation and computations; prediction of takeoff and landing data; cruise range and fuel consumption data; performance limitations; mission planning and adjustments; and computations of aircraft weight and balance. More detailed aircraft-specific training is accomplished during follow-on qualification training at various bases, depending on the student's aircraft assignment. Entry into the career ladder currently requires an Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) General score of 55.

Descriptors :   *JOB ANALYSIS, MAINTENANCE, CONTROL, GROUND LEVEL, COMPUTATIONS, AIRCRAFT, AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE, SPACE SYSTEMS, PREDICTIONS, STUDENTS, TRAINING, FLIGHT CREWS, FLIGHT TRAINING, MONITORING, MISSION PROFILES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), CAREERS, AIR FORCE TRAINING, AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, FLIGHT, SURVEYS, LIMITATIONS, DOCUMENTS, WEIGHT, INSPECTION, QUALIFICATIONS, AEROSPACE CRAFT, OPERATION, TAKEOFF, ENGINES, ALLOCATIONS, ENGINEERS, CONSUMPTION, INSTRUCTIONS, INDICATORS, PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, TACTICAL AIRCRAFT, MANUALS, AERODYNAMICS, CHECKOUT PROCEDURES, MANNED SPACECRAFT, SPACE MAINTENANCE, SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT, LANDING, CALCULATORS.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE