Mission Observer (MO)

Dates: 18 July – 20 July 2022

Scope: Maximum of 15 students

Training locations: Hancock Field, Syracuse NY - Proof of vaccination is required. 

Course Description: The Mission Observer course includes instruction/training to complete SQTR requirements and the potential for two mission sorties towards completion of validation requirements for MO in eServices.

Lodging: You may make your own arrangements, however, discounted rates are available but only if booked through NERESA. If you desire a hotel at a discounted rate then email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. after you have registered for the course you desire. The email should include the course you signed up for and when you would like to arrive and depart. Your reservation will be made for you and you will be informed of where you are assigned on check in to the school. The rates are currently 65 to 72 dollars a night. 

Meals: At your own expense. Most of the hotel rooms have a refrigerator, storage space and microwave. There are several local and franchise establishments 2 miles off base.

Prerequisites: GES, age 18, Aircraft Ground Handling, and Aircrew Professionalism courses complete. 

ICUT training completed and practical testing completed. 

That commander's approval to train is already signed off in eServices for prerequisites and your commander is aware they will be called when Fam and Prep tasks are completed. You cannot get into the aircraft to complete advanced tasks if your commander is not available to sign off that section.

Registration cost: $45

Equipment list: Highly Recommended that you bring:

1.     Both a gridded NY and Detroit sectional

2.     An aircrew headset

3.     Pencils, pens and paper