ANSWERS TO EMBEDDED QUESTIONS
CHAPTERS 1 THROUGH 12
A1-1. The mission and function of naval aviation is to support our naval forces and to
closely coordinate with other naval forces in maintaining command of the seas.
A1-2. The Navy purchased its first aircraft from Glenn Curtiss on 8 May 1911.
A1-3. Naval Aviator CDR Alan B. Shepard Jr.
A1-4. The band was lifted in 1993.
A1-5. The initial Machinist Mate (Aviation) rating came from the Machinist Mate rating.
A1-6. Major changes to the enlisted aviation structure took place in 1948.
A1-7. The Manual of Navy Enlisted Manpower and Personnel Classification and Oc-
A1-8. The Aviation Support Equipment Technician rating.
A1-9. Aviation service ratings are subdivisions of a general rating that require special-
ized training within that general rating.
A1-10. Your division training petty officer or the Education Services Office.
A2-1. It provides direction in the assignment of duties.
A2-2. To provide service and support to the fleet.
A2-3. The commanding officer.
A2-4. The air operations department.
A2-5. Issuing all fuels and oils, issuing aircraft parts and support equipment, and oper-
ating the general mess.
A2-6. Organizational, intermediate, and depot.
A2-7. The basic concept of quality assurance (QA) is preventing defects.
A2-8. Production control and material control.
A2-9. The power plants division.
A2-10. A naval air facility (NAF) is smaller and is not equipped to handle large numbers
A2-11. Carrier, patrol, composite, and noncombatant.
A2-12. Fighter, attack, strike/fighter, antisubmarine, and airborne early warning squad-
A2-13. Development, tactical, and training squadrons.
A2-14. Any type of aircraft that requires testing and evaluation.
A2-15. To provide long distance transfer of personnel and supplies.