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1a1x1 Assignments Afi

Duty Description

- Systems expert on a C-130H aircraft overseeing a series of complex aircraft systems ensuring their proper operation
- Responsible for ensuring all normal checklists are completed, performs all emergency procedure checklists as needed
- Troubleshooting, diagnosing issues that may develop during the preflight checks or during normal aviation operations
- Pilots primary representative for the completion of all forms, all maintenance, and the servicing of all aircraft systems

Performance Assessment

- Boldly contributed to NATO MC in Afghan; FE Air Advisors to the AAF-- increas'g AAF overall effectiveness 95%
- Innovatively identified AAF deficiencies; reorganized entire AAF local training programs-- enabling local FE qual's
- Orchestrated expansion of AAF cert's; creat'd initial airdrop program on the C-208-- provid'g air resupply to the ANA
- Avidly audited msn data; ensured 100% on time deploy'd data input-- provid'g Wg/CC accurate msn completion data
- Maintained 5 sq'd vhcl's; resolved AAF pass&ID complications-- allowing air advisors continued access to AAF base
- Feverishly mntor'd assigned current ops mbrs; transitioned shop in new regs & procedures-- maintaining 100% MCR
- Cultivated OG/CC directions; evaluated 6 FE's on periodic checkrides-- ensuring 100% compliance of sq'd standards
- Supported MTANG open house; dropped ovr 60 pers & 20 halo during airshow-- displaying the cap's of the MTANG
- Embedded w/coalition & AAF; mentored/instructed AAF on C130 capes; 5 Afghan FE upgrades-- 100% msn success
- Continually driven for perfection; always researching AFI's and directives; high level of competency-- consummat ldr
- Expeditiously delivered humanitarian relief; flew 60K, 50 psnl,14 AIREVAC-- supplying lifesaving supplies to locals
- Fiercely strengthened sqd capes; coord with outside agenc's to survey new rnwy-- enhancing tactical land'g zone opts
- Coordinated budget shortfalls; acquired $35K from HHQ-- allowing the 120OG to maximize all train'g requirements

- Managed C-130 automated inspection pgm; tracked aircraft repair & corrosion--inputs made for 23 parent squadrons

- Implemented AFRC ancillary training pilot program; streamlined process--saved hundreds of ancillary training hours
- Supported 514th static display for 2016 Hill AFB air show; depot assets showcased to 600K--AF recruiting goal met
- Resurrected SQ AIRCAT reporting program; accounted for 162 missing sorties on 23 acft--achieved 100% reporting
- Resolved 10 severe vehicle mx discrepancies; ensured repairs for three vehicles--returned vehicle capability to 100%
- Identified three in-flight emergencies; resolved critical malfunctions--saved 15 lives & $90M in airlift combat assets
- Upgraded FE emergency tool repair kits; improved kit content--C-130 emergency repair capability increased by 95%
- Accomplished fifteen mishap free FCF's; nine mission capable C-130 aircraft delivered--depot mission accomplished

- Resilient SNCO; learns from his mistakes--re-attacks with a good attitude & shares his learning experience with peers

- Developed squadron parking program; identified safety hazard--created 12 safe parking spots in misappropriated area
- Organized internal SQ selection process for AGR FE; enabled selection of best candidate--514th accession goals met

- Masterful completed FCF upgrade training, increased SQ productivity by 33%; resulting in zero operations msn canx
- Restored USMC's show piece, Fat Albert to MC status post heavy PDM; Resulting in 11M inspired Air Show patrons
- Updated C-130 MQF bank; Researched, reviewed & corrected obsolete questions, improved accuracy & legitimation
- Developed AC Tng Matrix; Resulting in accurate accounting sys of currencies & training status for 21 AC personnel

- Accomplished SEJPME I; Ardent SNCO reverently exhibits importance of PME growth and knowledge development

- Identified seven flight manual errors; submitted AF Form 847--Engineer publication accuracy increased by 9%
- Flew 24 training sorties/134.6 hours; completed eight IQT/two instructor upgrades--reduced IQT backlog 25%
- Managed 100+ IQT students; scheduled 109 sorties/36 simulator events--enabled 89% student effective rate
- Elite airman--#1/68 flt engineers; chosen as 10th Flight Test Sq alt engineer--ensured 100% FCF compliance
- Mentored failing student; adapted to student s learning style & motivated individual--flight engineer msn-ready
- Lead FE for CENTCOM AOR tailswap; seamless transition during high ops tempo--certified one FE for cmbt
- Career field expert; revamped flying training syllabus--improved FE training timeline--promote to MSgt now!

- Managed $2.5M Boeing Flt Deck mod contract; supervised all stages--ensured continued E-3 fleet operations
- Revised E-3 climb gradient calculation method--ensured regulation compliance and safety of $9.9B E-3 fleet
- Maintained 115 publication/TO library--accurately disseminated vital E-3 information flow to 1,800+ aircrew
- Updated FE 180 day master question file; updated 100 questions--readied crews for future E-3 modifications
- Identified vital errors during flight manual revision; ensured flt crews safety--saved AF $35K+ in printing costs
- Orchestrated rewrite of 552 OGI 10-7; identified 12 areas for improvement--increased wg combat capabilities
- Reviewed 59 FE eval folders; rectified 47 documentation errors across 32 evaluations--12th AF stds enforced
- Accomplished SharePoint Site Administration course--ensured timely CoP migration; work stoppage avoided
- Led multiple in-flight talks on E-3 systems; expertise key to sessions--improved sys knowledge of flt deck mbrs
- Isolated pressurization problem; executed emergency checklist--ensured recovery of $330M acft/37 aircrew
- Administered 15 simulator evaluations; 45 aircrew wartime capable--ready for immediate promotion to MSgt!

- Requested by HQ ACC Det 6 as SME for FE syllabus review/input--created training for future combat crews
- Overhauled processes/continuity books; created daily/weekly checklists--streamlined flt deck OGV operations
- Exceptional FE/IFE/EFE; flew 275 aircraft/simulator hours; 37 sorties; 3850 hrs total E-3 flight experience
- Elite airman--#1/68 flt engineers; chosen as 10th Flight Test Sq alt engineer--ensured 100% FCF compliance
- Executed 1st ever two-engine E-3 landing; safe recovery of aircraft/30 aircrew members--lauded by OG/CC
- Discovered severely damaged spoiler during preflight inspection--ensured effective flight for 10 IQT students
- Recognized impending engine failure in-flight; executed Emergency checklist--ensured recovery of 38 aircrew
- Twice awarded the "Aircrew Safety Award of Distinction"--ensured safe return of over 60 crew/two aircraft
- Identified and corrected critical error on AFPC website--saving 552 TRS aprox $36,000 a year in IEU costs
- Selected ahead of peers by SQ/CC for evaluator upgrade--enforced WG/SQ standards/SEFE manning up 25%
- Devoted five man-hours for development of A/R training video--training enhanced 20% for Dyess AFB BO's
- Flew 35 combat msns/455 combat hrs; 68 AAR's/onloaded over 5.6 M lbs fuel--790 acft ctrl'd & x TICs spt'd
- Supported 475 ROZs/877 killboxes/21 priority events/21 kinetics 305 hrs on station/261 BMA hrs achieved
- Preflighted 65 acft as cocking crew eng; ensured 65 on-time take-offs--overall 95% SQ sortie effectivness rate
- Assisted maintenance w/ engine compressor stall malfunction; promptly isolated faulty fuel control--acft FMC
- Directed removal of E-3 spare kits; reduced acft weight by 600+ lbs--decreased WG fuel costs by $14k/month
- Recalculated deployed fleet weight and balance; established standard data--ensured 100% T.O. compliance
- Briefed leadership on lost item procedures; ensured 100% SQ compliance w/ AFI--accelerated ground ops
- Identified and removed object in lobe preventing fire-fighting & manual gear extension--safety access restored
- ID'd inflight oil malfunction; troubleshot sys/shut-down engine w/ no issues--saved 39 aircrew/$330M asset
- Augmented SWA tailswap; record six-day turn/vital to OEF tasking--provided un-interrupted AOR coverage
- Dedicated time to instruct struggling FE; re-enforced engine rqmts/limits lessons--student now CMR crew mbr
- Led/organized engine malfunction checklist discussion; informed 12 Pilots/Navs/FEs--enhanced aircrew coord
- Organized/led E-3 tour for 15 aircrew mbrs; highlighted safety equipment location--enhanced acft knowledge
- Completed three CDC volumes; led study groups/assisted peers with prep--avg'd 81% on End of Course exams
- Led 52 Amn as Class Leader in ALS; coord'd/led additional study/review sessions--ensured 100% graduation
- Flew 33 msns/136 hrs; spt'd trng for 300+ students/27 evals--helped ready WG aircrew for AEF deployments
- Highly motivated/mature NCO; pursued challenges/exceeded standards--promote to Technical Sergeant ASAP!

- Flew 35 combat msns/455 combat hrs; 68 AAR's/onloaded over 5.6 M lbs fuel--790 acft ctrl'd & x TICs spt'd
- Supported 475 ROZs/877 killboxes/21 priority events/21 kinetics 305 hrs on station/261 BMA hrs achieved
- Preflighted 65 acft as cocking crew eng; ensured 65 on-time take-offs--overall 95% SQ sortie effectivness rate
- Assisted maintenance w/ engine compressor stall malfunction; promptly isolated faulty fuel control--acft FMC
- Directed removal of E-3 spare kits; reduced acft weight by 600+ lbs--decreased WG fuel costs by $14k/month
- Recalculated deployed fleet weight and balance; established standard data--ensured 100% T.O. compliance
- Briefed leadership on lost item procedures; ensured 100% SQ compliance w/ AFI--accelerated ground ops
- Identified and removed object in lobe preventing fire-fighting & manual gear extension--safety access restored
- Lead FE Stan/Eval Flight Examiner (SEFE); managed 10 SEFEs/35 flt evaluations--100% ACC/WG goals met
- Revised E-3 climb gradient calculation method--ensured regulation compliance and safety of $9.9B E-3 fleet
- Maintained 115 publication/TO library--accurately disseminated vital E-3 information flow to 1,800+ aircrew
- Modernized master question file; updated 160 databank questions--readied crews for future E-3 modifications
- Ops Group go-to-guy; short notice taxi support for 2x NLG malfunctions--local repair validated/$75,000 saved
- Aggresively pursued "lean" programs; eliminated unnecessary sim evluation--reclaimed 150 annual man hours
- Attended SNCO Induction Seminar; internalized leadership/motivational attributes--ready for new challenges
- Accomplished SharePoint Site Administration course--ensured timely CoP migration; work stoppage avoided
- Key to youth basketball program; stepped-up to fill coaching short fall--30 hours devoted; 11 youth mentored
- Team lead for charity sports camp; event coordination/registration--assured youth day with NFL role model
- WG's on-call FE; isolated pressurization problem--facilitated safe recovery of crew and $330 million aircraft
- SNCO w/ unparalleled drive & skill; definite selection for future Ops Superintendent-promote ahead of peers!

- Overcame aircraft discrepancies; ensured last chance TNC flight--airborne test completed; mod sustained
- Lead FE Deployment Planning Cell Odyssey Dawn--3 aircraft HHQ deployed within 72 hours; new benchmark
- Extremely reliable SNCO; selected for 552 OG Supt STAN/EVAL FE position--promote SMSgt when eligible

- Sought by HQ ACC Detachment 6 as SME for FE syllabus review/input--best training for future combat crews
- Primary FE for $2.5M Boeing eTOLD contract; supervised all stages--secured $135M E-3B/C fleet operations
- Outstanding leader achieves results; excellent Flt Eng evaluator; role model/mentor; promote to SMSgt ASAP

- Elite airman--#1/74 flt engineers; chosen as 10th Flight Test Sq alt engineer--ensured 100% FCF compliance
- Identified seven flight manual errors; submitted AF Form 847--Engineer publication accuracy increased by 9%
- Best of the best! Garnered 2006 Squadron FE of the Year--my "go-to guy" on tough aircraft issues
- Hand picked as NCOIC site survey team; designed FOL operating procedures--100% POTUS objectives met
- Performance expert; reviewed contractor algorithms/designed training--complied with AF mandated changes
- Coordinated HQ ACC training/evaluation/operation instruction changes; standardized guidance for MAJCOM
- Sought by HQ ACC Detachment 6 as SME for FE syllabus review/input--best training for future combat crews
- Detail oriented; quickly identified vital errors during flight manual revision--saved AF $35K+ in printing costs
- IG evaluator; identified five areas for improvement/two benchmark items--increased WG's combat capabilities
- Responsible for aircrew read file; ensured accuracy of 1,030+ publications--critical information flow in Wing
- Modernized master question file; authored 161 databank questions--readied crews for future E-3 modifications
- Intense attention-to-detail; rectified 132 documentation errors across 62 evaluations--standardization sustained
- Cool under pressure; hydraulic system emergency--experience/knowledge averted catastrophe of $330M asset
- Community youth football coach; instilled teamwork/core values to our future leaders--positive local relations
- Exemplary aviator/evaluator; epitome of true professionalism/leadership--promote to MSgt ahead of peers!

- Detected engine oil filter bypass; aborted msn, saved $3M engine--12 AF Aircrew Safety Awd of Distinction
- Acft flt tech manual expert; 360 hr/20 day TDY, line-by-line integration of NATO/USAF flt pubs--saved $3M
- Created AFMC directed electro-magnetic pulse checklist; produced 43 lines--100% safety rqmt met for fleet
- Recognized SME; developed test cases for new weight & balance software--upgrade completed a month early
- Briefed 72 Canadian Force ldrshp students; identified UCMJ differences--facilitated cross-cultural awareness
- Promoted Airmen's achievements; generated four annual position award pkgs--produced one SQ & GP winner
- Managed Phase II of Flight Performance Software contract between AF & Boeing--kept $4.64M prgm on track
- Action Ofcr Crs grad; gained in-depth staff rpt & chain of cmd knowledge--eliminated 20% of office workload
- Completed 10-week correspondence course; prereq for Canadian Advanced Ldrshp Prgm--rcv'd "Outstanding"
- Delivered two acft to Op ODYSSEY DAWN; secured billeting for 36 Airmen--zero disruptions to ops tempo
- Led acft technician's E-3 upgrade TO review; vetted 800+ comments/24 hrs--managed flt safety for 1.8K Amn
- Hand-picked by WG rqmts as lead FE for E-3 cockpit upgrade--assured $718M NATO/USAF prgm on track
- Flexed to midstream msn change; recovered stranded 13-mbr tailswap crew--saved AF $45K in airline tickets
- Attended E-3 sys upgrade FE crs; ID'd 22 mistakes & 9 improvements--streamlined checklist and validated crs
- Hand-picked as NCOIC site survey team; designed FOL operating procedures--100% POTUS objectives met
- Performance expert; reviewed contractor algorithms/designed training--complied with AF mandated changes
- Coordinated HQ ACC training/evaluation/operation instruction changes; standardized guidance for MAJCOM
- Sought by HQ ACC Detachment 6 as SME for FE syllabus review/input--best training for future combat crews
- Detail oriented; quickly identified vital errors during flight manual revision--saved AF $35K+ in printing costs
- IG evaluator; identified five areas for improvement/two benchmark items--increased WG's combat capabilities
- Responsible for aircrew read file; ensured accuracy of 1,030+ publications--critical information flow in Wing
- Modernized master question file; authored 161 databank questions--readied crews for future E-3 modifications
- Intense attention-to-detail; rectified 132 documentation errors across 62 evaluations--standardization sustained
- Cool under pressure; hydraulic system emergency--experience/knowledge averted catastrophe of $330M asset
- Community youth football coach; instilled teamwork/core values to our future leaders--positive local relations
- Exemplary aviator/evaluator; epitome of true professionalism/leadership--promote to MSgt ahead of peers!

- Best of the best! Garnered 2006 Stan/Eval Flight Engineer of the Year--my "go-to guy" on tough aircraft issues
- Chief Flight Engineer in HQ ACC's largest Stan/Eval program--over 2,000 flight evals accomplished annually
- My first choice to plan NOBLE EAGLE mission; quick reaction to weather changes--met 100% of station time
- Responsible for aircrew read file; ensured accuracy of 1,030+ publications--critical information flow in Wing
- Intense attention-to-detail; rectified 132 documentation errors across 62 evaluations--standardization sustained
- Managed WG's most viewed webpage, 350+ times daily; data required by AFI--critical to safe E-3 operations
- Maintained 115 publication/TO library--accurately disseminated vital E-3 information flow to 1,800+ aircrew
- Detail oriented; quickly identified vital errors during flight manual revision--saved AF $35K+ in printing costs
- Tireless efforts as an IG evaluator; identified key areas for improvement--increased WG's combat capabilities
- Modernized master question file; authored 161 databank questions--readied crews for future E-3 modifications
- Cool under pressure; flight controls emergency--leadership and knowledge averted catastrophe of $330M asset
- Aggressively supports AF Fit to Fight vision; certified as squadron Fitness Leader--34 troops wartime capable
- Unparalleled leadership ability; top-drawer evaluator/instructor and true warrior--promote at first opportunity!

- Provided key inputs AF ops supervision instruction re-write--HQ ACC/A3TV implemented recommendations
- Verified procedures for $1M oxygen system modification; increased aircrew safety margin--WG taskings met
- Orchestrated rewrite/update of 552 OG eval profile guide--set standards/guidelines for all future evaluations
- Exercise Evaluation Team (EET) FE expert--adeptly graded simulated air attacks--realistic aircrew training
- Streamlined master question file; deleted outdated/authored new questions--prepared for latest E-3 modifications
- Revitalized requisite testing database; corrected multiple errors/outdated questions--validated new procedures
- Tireless efforts as an EET member; identified areas for improvement--increased wing's combat capabilities

1A1X1 - Flight Engineer - Air Force Enlisted Jobs

Specialty Summary. Performs aircraft visual inspections and in-flight duties. Operates and monitors engine and aircraft systems controls, panels, indicators and devices. Manages flight engineer functions and activities. Related DoD Occupational Subgroup: 050.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Performs aircraft inspections. Performs aircrew visual inspection; non-scheduled aircraft maintenance; and preflight, through-flight, and postflight inspections of aircraft away from home station.

Maintains aircraft forms and records during flight and while aircraft is away from home station.

Computes and applies aircraft weight, balance, and performance data. Computes hover, takeoff, climb, cruise, and landing data. Determines engine fuel consumption using airspeed, atmospheric data, charts, computer, or electronic calculator. Records aircraft performance data and aircraft system status for maintenance debrief and aircraft usage analysis.

Operates and monitors engine and aircraft systems controls and indicators. Assists pilot or performs engine starts, and monitors run-up, flight operations, and engine shutdown. Operates engine controls to provide desired efficiency and economy. Monitors engine instruments throughout period of operation. Controls, monitors, and regulates some or all of the following aircraft systems, hydraulic, pneudraulic, fuel, electronic, air conditioning, pressurization; ventilation; auxiliary power unit; and lubrication communication, navigation, countermeasures, radar, and depressurization and system failure.

Observes warning indicators and light for fire, overheat, depressurization, and system failure. Reports abnormal conditions to pilot, and recommends corrective action. Helicopter qualified personnel may be required to perform duties as aerial gunner, rescue hoist operator, hover coupler operator, fast rope and rope ladder deployment or recovery operator, scanner, and cargo sling operator.

Plans and organizes flight engineer activities. Organizes flight engineering standardization, qualification, and other requirements of flight engineer logs, reports, and records for accuracy, completeness, format, and compliance with current directives. Coordinates with other agencies and organizations to conduct flight engineer activities.

Directs flight engineer activities. Administers qualification flight to personnel engaged in flight engineer activities within flight test and operations organizations. Directs standardization of flight engineer performance in conjunction with aircraft performance engineering, engine conditioning, and preventive maintenance programs. Ensures conformance with prescribed aircrew procedures.

Inspects and evaluates flight engineer activities. Evaluates individual and group performance in terms of effectiveness and qualification in using equipment and materials. Interprets and discusses evaluation findings, and recommends action to correct deficiencies.

Performs technical flight engineer functions. Resolves technical problems encountered by operating units. Renders advice and technical assistance to agencies engaged in functions associated with flight engineer activities.

Advises organizational commander or staff agencies on status of flight engineer activities and adequacy of equipment. Maintains qualification in aircraft.

Specialty Qualifications:

Knowledge. Knowledge is mandatory of: electrical, communication, navigation, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems applying to aircraft and related systems; flight theory; minor in-flight maintenance; personal equipment and oxygen use; aircraft emergency procedures; and using and interpreting diagrams, schematics, aircraft performance charts, loading charts, technical publications and flight manuals.

Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school with course in mechanics and mathematics is desirable.

Training. Completion of the following training is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:

1A131B. Completion of a helicopter flight engineer course.

1A131C. Completion of the basic flight engineer course.

1A151. Completion of an appropriate flying training course.

Experience.The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated: (Note: See Explanation of Air Force Specialty Codes).

1A151. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 1A131B/C. Also, experience is mandatory in functions such as aircraft and performance weight and balance computations, aircraft records maintenance, and aircraft systems maintenance and inspections.

1A171. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 1A151. Also, experience is mandatory in performing or supervising functions such as flight engineer activities.

1A191. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 1A171. Also, experience managing flight engineer functions and activities.

Other.The following are mandatory as indicated:

Special Note: This job used to be closed to new recruits, unless they already possessed a valid Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Engineer Certificate. However, the Air Force has changed this policy, effective sometime in January 2003. The job opportunity is now open to new recruits (1A131C only).

Added note: According to this article, from the Air Force News Service, the Air Force has stopped taking non-prior service into this career field, regardless of shreadout, starting in November 2006.

For entry, award, and retention of these AFSCs:

Physical qualification for aircrew duty according to AFI 48-123, Medical Examination and Standards, Class III medical standards.

Qualification for aviation service according to AFI 11-402, Aviation and Parachutist Service, Aeronautical Ratings and Badges.

For award and retention of AFSC 1A131X/51X/71X/90/00, eligibility for a Secret security clearanceaccording to AFI 31-501, Personnel Security Program Management.

For 1A131C: Prior qualification at the 5- or 7-skill level in the 1A0, 1A2, 1A5, 2AXXX, or 2M0 career field ladder, or possession of a valid Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Engineer certificate, FAA private pilot license, or valid FAA aircraft and power plant license or Aircraft Maintenance Technician license.

Specialty Shredouts

Suffix Portion of AFS to Which Related

B Helicopter
C Performance Qualified

Shredouts B and C are applicable to the 1- and 3-skill levels only.

Deployment Rate for this AFSC

Strength Req: K

Physical Profile XXX1XX

Citizenship Yes

Required Appitude Score:

1A1X1B: M-44 or E-33 (Changes to M-47 or E-28 after 1 Jul 04)

1A1X1C: G-55 (Changes to G-57 after 1 Jul 04)

Technical Training:

  • Enlisted Aircrew Undergraduate Course, Lackland AFB, TX, 2 weeks, 3 days
  • Combat Survival Training Course, Fairchild AFB, WA, 17 days
  • (Fixed Wing Flight Engineers): Water Survival-Parachuting Course, Pensacola NAS, FL, 4 days
  • (Helicopter Flight Engineers): Non-Parachuting Water Survival Course, Fairchild AFB, WA, 2 days.
  • Basic Flight Engineer (BFE) Course, Lackland AFB, TX (about six months)

Note: This career field requires initial training at the Enlisted Aircrew Undergraduate Course.

Additional Training & Career Field Information.