Master Corporal Emil Edwards: A love of music contributes to success as sensor operator

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Master Corporal Emil Edwards, an airborne electronic sensor operator serving onboard CH-148 Cyclone helicopters at 12 Wing Shearwater, Nova Scotia, says a love of music helps him in his tasks of listening for underwater acoustical sounds. PHOTO: Corporal Jessica Fox, SW09-2019-0124-037

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“I believe that interest in music helped [me] develop an intuition for listening to underwater acoustics,” says Master Corporal Emil Edwards. “Being able to listen for subtle changes as well as pick up quickly on rhythmic patterns.” Master Corporal Edwards is an airborne electronic sensor operator (AES Op) serving with 406 Maritime Operational Training Squadron at 12 Wing Shearwater, Nova Scotia. In March 2019 he graduated from the first Sensor Operator Conversion Training course (SENSO CT 1) at the squadron. The course is designed to enable sensor operators to move from the CH-124 Sea King helicopter to the new CH-148 Cyclone. Read the rest of the story . . .

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