The item pictured is a Naval Flight Officer (not a Pilot) badge carved in Walnut, but we can also carve it out of Pine, Oak, Cherry and Mahogany and sometimes Walnut (if we can get the wood). Please let us know when you order if this is for a special event, we will try and meet your timelines as much as possible. We also do ranks for all services, Navy and Marine Corps emblems, Naval Air Crew, Combat Air Crew, and Jump Wings and MORE. This is a great
promotion, retirement, or even Christmas present for your aviator.
“Official Hobbyist of the Navy; License number HOB-NTLPO-TAWOOD01”.
"Official Hobbyist of the USMC; License number 17338".
We will ship to an FPO/APO address.
Q: How do I know which type of wings I need for my aviator?
A: Many of our customers ask this question and its a great question, the information below maybe able to help clear up the confusion. If you have additional questions please contact us at 940-648-1474.
NAVAL FLIGHT OFFICER
A naval flight officer (NFO) is an aeronautically designated commissioned officer in the United States Navy or United States Marine Corps that specializes in airborne weapons and sensor systems. NFOs are not pilots (naval aviators) per se, but they may perform many "co-pilot" functions, depending on the type of aircraft. Until 1966, their duties were performed by both commissioned officer and senior enlisted naval aviation observers (NAO).
In 1966, enlisted personnel were removed from naval aviation observer duties (but continued to serve in enlisted aircrew roles), while NAO officers received the newly established NFO designation, and the NFO insignia was introduced. NFOs in the US Navy all begin their careers as unrestricted line officers (URL), eligible for command at sea and ashore in the various naval aviation aircraft type/model/series (T/M/S) communities. They are also eligible for promotion to and hold senior flag rank positions, including command of aircraft carrier strike groups, expeditionary strike groups, joint task forces, numbered fleets, naval component commands and unified combatant commands.
A small number of US Navy NFOs may later to opt for a lateral transfer to the restricted line (RL) as aeronautical engineering duty officers (AEDO), while continuing to retain their NFO designation and active flight status. Such officers are typically graduates of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School and/or the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School with advanced academic degrees in aerospace engineering or similar disciplines. AEDO/NFOs are eligible to command test and evaluation squadrons, naval air test centers, naval air warfare centers, and hold major program management responsibilities within the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR).
Similarly, Marine Corps NFOs are considered also eligible for command at sea and ashore within Marine Aviation, and are also eligible to hold senior general officer positions, such as command of Marine Aircraft Wings, Joint Task Forces, Marine Expeditionary Forces, Marine Corps component commands and unified combatant commands.
The counterpart to the NFO in the United States Air Force is the combat systems officer (CSO), encompassing the previous roles of navigator, weapon systems officer and electronic warfare officer. Although NFOs in the Navy's E-2 Hawkeye aircraft perform functions similar to the USAF air battle manager, their NFO training track is more aligned with that of USAF combat systems officers.
The United States Coast Guard had a short-lived NFO community in the 1980s and 1990s when it temporarily operated E-2C Hawkeye aircraft on loan from the Navy. Following a fatal mishap with one of these aircraft at the former Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, the Coast Guard returned the remaining E-2Cs to the Navy and disestablished its NFO program.
NAVAL AVIATOR OFFICER - PILOT
A Naval Aviator is a commissioned officer or warrant officer qualified as a pilot in the United States Navy, United States Marine Corps or United States Coast Guard.
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We love making custom wood items but it does take time to design, make any changes that are needed, making sure its perfect as can be and then make. Depending on if were making something from scratch or making changes to a current item will depend on how long it will take. If your item is from scratch, please give us roughly 2-4 months to make sure its perfect. Vinyl is not included in this timeline, that is less than a week for custom designs.
Each item has it's size listed, but we can make things bigger or smaller as needed. Need an item for a wreath or a custom shadow box, just shoot us a message. Send us what you need an an estimated size and we can work with you from there.
Max size for wood items: 4 feet x 8 feet (yep, that's correct)
Max size for vinyl items: 2 feet X 10 feet
We do gift wrap for FREE!!! Just let us know in the notes its a gift and ask for wrapping. Some customers prefer to see it first before they give it as a gift, where some are not able to be with their loved one for the holiday and wants to make sure its wrapped. We can wrap it and even add a small TA Wood and Vinyl card so you gift is perfect.
Yes, please let us know what you need. We will give you a cost estimate before we start the design process. We will create a listing for you to purchase and we will start working with you on your design. If for some crazy reason were not able to get the design correct, we will refund your money. We're no longer able to start working on your item with out payment or a deposit. The deposit is non-refundable if you decide you do not want the item after all and we have started making your custom design.
Yes, We charge you what were charged. We do not price gouge, we have lived in these locations and understand that many companies act like you live in another world. We're not like that, we will ship to you. No problems.