750 Naval Air Squadron

750 Naval Air Squadron trains Observers, the specialists who navigate, operate communications systems and control the weaponry in our Fleet Air Arm.

750 Naval Air Squadron trains Observers, the specialists who navigate, operate communications systems and control the weaponry in our Fleet Air Arm helicopters.

 

Having completed Initial flying training at 2 Maritime Air Wing – RAF Shawbury and RAF Valley, trainee Observers move to 750 NAS to hone their tactical and navigational skills. Over the course of 16 weeks they compete phases in Reversionary Navigation, System Navigation, Sensor Operations, Low Level and Multi Task. The course is designed to develop tomorrow’s top flight crew from individuals who know little about aviation into those ready to progress to their next stage of training on either Merlin Mk2 or Wildcat HMA2. On receiving their Wings they will be serving on the frontline operating in one the Fleet Air Arm’s advanced maritime helicopters.

Facts & figures

Facts & figures

4 Aircraft
14 QOIs
10 Pilots

Our skills

Our skills

Our expert trainers boost knowledge, expertise and confidence, focusing on practical skills including: 

Taking charge of a crew in order to achieve the aims of the sortie by utilising the aircraft in an exciting and demanding environment.
Navigation in all weathers at high and low level.
Operating a variety of sensors including radar, datalink (simulated) and ESM (simulated).
Completing a Search and Rescue mission in order to look for a missing person or vessel.
Controlling another aircraft to seek out and find a potential enemy 100 miles out to sea.

 

 

Our operations

Current operation

Training

United Kingdom

Putting our craft, kit and people through their paces so they perform to the highest standards.

Our base

Our base

RNAS Culdrose

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Commanding Officer

Lt Commander Bobby Crewdson

750 Naval Air Squadron's role

Trainees learn through a mix of classroom lessons, simulator training and airborne training. They develop their aviation skills before progressing onto a front-line aircraft type for their next stage of training. 

 

Trainers make use of state of the art equipment, both within the aircraft and on the ground. This clever technology can synthetically replicate a range of modern front-line sensors, including radars, tactical data links and electronic support measures.

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