Helicopter Control Officer
Sitting in a booth overlooking the flight deck, the Helicopter Control Officer (HCO) manages the takeoff and landing of helicopters.
The rear-command post gives the HCO the ability to keep visual contact with an approaching helicopter while monitoring onboard computers assessing wind conditions. This is the first major cutter to implement the rear HCO post design.
May 8, 2010 10:16 AM PDT
Photo by: James Martin/CNET
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