Fixed-Wing aircraft flight mechanics, KC-130, are mission essential aircrew who perform duties incident to the operation and maintenance of the KC-130 aircraft.
They perform routine duties incident to the following: turnaround inspections (preflight/postflight), servicing, engine start, taxi, run-up, takeoff, cruise, descent, landing, securing, normal, and emergency procedures. Maintenance training emphasizes familiarization on the following aircraft subsystems. T-56 engine, propeller, electrical, bleed air/anti-ice, fuel, hydraulic, and comm/nav. Operational training will familiarize the flight mechanic with aerial refueling, loading, and low level operations