The Shooter is the conductor of the flight deck—but their batons glow in the dark, their symphonies are afterburners and their instruments are million-dollar fighter jets.
As a Catapult Officer (a.k.a., Shooter), the job is about quality control, ultimate efficiency and teamwork. Shooters are leaders. Before they give the signal to get the jet in the sky, they work with flight deck personnel to give the “good to go.”
They are the final check, the last say, the signal everyone is waiting for.