Flight Officer Badge

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A Flight Officer Badge is a decoration used by some of the world's air forces to denote those who have received training as co-pilots, observers, or other aircraft support personnel. The primary difference between a flight officer and a pilot is that the pilot is responsible for flying and operating the aircraft, while the flight officer assists with such duties as navigation and systems control.

In some commercial airlines, Flight Officer Badges are issued to flight engineers of larger aircraft, such as the Boeing 747.

In the United States military, the Naval Flight Officer Badge is issued to officers of the Navy and Marine Corps. The Navigator Badge and Aircrew Badge, variations of the Flight Officer Badge, are issued by the Air Force.

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