After IFGT, newly trained LSOs return to their squadron and join its LSO team to perform air wing duty.
The IFGT course gives LSOs the technical background needed to train pilots on the total carrier landing experience, from preparing them for a pitching deck call to guiding a barricade landing.
And that seems to be the case with the current students attending IFGT. When describing his interest in becoming an LSO, Lieutenant Bob Taylor of Fighter Attack Squadron 131 said, "As soon as I got to my squadron, I knew they were looking to pick two new LSOs.
The IFGT course also teaches new LSOs the people skills needed to effectively debrief pilots.