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Flight / CONN

Ranks listed are the ideal for that position. An individual possessing one rank below the rank listed may hold that position in an 'acting' capacity until he or she is promoted or replaced.

Key:

* This position may only be held by an officer.

* This position may only be held by an NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer).

* This position is discretionary, and may not be found on all vessels and outposts.

Chief CONN Officer (CCO)

Originally known as helm, or Flight Control Officer, CONN incorporates two jobs, Navigation and flight control. A CONN Officer must always be present on the bridge of a starship. S/he pilots courses, supervises the computers piloting, corrects any flight deviations and pilots the ship manually when needed. The Chief CONN Officer is the senior most CONN Officer aboard, serving as a Senior Officer, and Chief of the Personnel under him/her.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Officer: Ensign (ENS)*

CONN Officer (XO)

Originally know as helm, or Flight Control Officer, CONN incorporates two jobs, navigation and flight control. A CONN Officer must always be present on the bridge of a starship, and every vessel has a number of CONN Officers to allow shift rotations. She/he plots courses, supervises the computers piloting, corrects any flight deviations and pilots the ship manually when needed. CONN Officers report to the Chief CONN Officer.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Officer: Ensign (ENS)*

Helmsman

A Helmsman is the NCO equivalent of a CONN Officer.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Enlisted: None**

Pilot

All small spacecrafts aboard a starship or Starbase (Shuttles, Runabouts, Captain's yacht etc.) are flown by Shuttle Pilots. This is often the proving ground for new CONN Officers until they earn a berth on a starship. Her/his direct superior is the CONN Officer. If the Vessel has a Flight Deck, Shuttle Pilots are in the Flight Deck detachment, under the command of the Wing Commander, else they are Bridge Staff, under the Command of the CONN Department.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Officer: Ensign (ENS)*

Enlisted: None**