What does a weapon system officer do?

What does a weapon system officer do?

As a Weapon Systems Officer you will manage the sensors and weapons of a particular aircraft during operational missions, whilst at the same time gathering intelligence and supporting forces on the ground.

Is a WSO a pilot?

In the U.S. Air Force fighter aircraft such as the F-15E Strike Eagle, the WSO can pilot the aircraft when required, although this is typically during non-tactical portions of the mission (e.g., en route to mission area or returning to base).

How do I become a WSO?

In order to earn the title of WSO, Airmen go through approximately two years of training to become fully operational. “The first step is going through either Officer Training School, ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) or the Air Force Academy to earn your commission,” said Capt.

What does the Wizzo do?

A weapon systems officer (“WSO”, pronounced “wizzo”) is an air flight officer directly involved in all air operations and weapon systems of an aircraft. In the United States Navy, they are responsible for manning the weapon systems of a fighter.

Who sits behind the fighter pilot?

All fighter aircraft have one pilot, though some have two crew members. The backseat crew member is not a pilot, but often either a Radar Intercept Officer (US Navy), Navigator/Weapon Systems Officer (USAF, IDF), or Flight instructor.

Is a radar intercept officer a pilot?

A Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) is a Naval Flight Officer who occupies the rear seat of such aircraft as the F-4 Phantom II and the F-14 Tomcat .

Can you become a CEO from investment banking?

To become an MD, you first have to land an entry-level job and then survive the highly competitive corporate culture of investment banks. Managing directors are responsible for the day-to-day operations of their groups and report directly to either the CFO, COO, CRO, or CEO.

How long does it take to make MD at a bank?

Promotion Time: It’s probably an average of 2-3 years to get promoted to Managing Director, assuming you perform well enough to justify it.

Where is CSO training?

Training. If you do not have a Private Pilot’s license, you will attend Initial Flight Training (non-governmental source, not endorsed by the Air Force) along with pilots and RPA pilots in Pueblo, Colorado.

Are CSO pilots?

CSOs are trained in piloting, navigation, the use of the electromagnetic spectrum, and are experts in weapon system employment on their specific airframe. Aircrew responsibilities include mission planning, mission timing, weapons targeting and employment, threat reactions, aircraft communications, and hazard avoidance.