first officer


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first officer

1. another name for first mate
2. the member of an aircraft crew who is second in command to the captain

first officer

The pilot who is second-in-command. Also may be called a co-pilot.
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The first officer did not specify the problem, but one source said airspeed was mentioned on the cockpit voice recording, and a second source said an indicator showed a problem on the captain's display but not the first officer's.
Captains and first officers with passenger services get 42 days of annual leave every year, while those associated with the freight services get only 12 days a year.
Our dynamic duo, Captain Maryam Masood and First Officer Shumaila Mazhar make it look so easy as they fly through the mountains celebrating the beauty of our northern areas!
The captain also made improper comments, harassing the first officer by pointing at her breasts.
The board also found that the flight crew's failure to properly configure the on-board flight management computer, the first officer's failure to make required call-outs, the captain's decision to change the approach strategy without communicating his change to the first officer, and flight crew fatigue all contributed to the accident.
The first officer, who lived at home with her parents, commuted across the country overnight in a jump seat in order to make the fatal flight.
They were joined by Gulf Air's first lady captain Vanessa Umba, Gulf Air's first officer Yasmeen Fraidoon and private pilot and former governor of Arabian section Yvonne Trueman.
"We offer a clear career path for pilots with the potential to move from first officer to captain more quickly than at other airlines.
"The first officer landed the aircraft normally and a standby captain was called out to operate the flight, with a two and a half hour delay.
The new programme, the Airline Preparation Program First Officer (APPFO) is designed for all students beginning the Bachelor of Aviation and Bachelor of Aviation/Bachelor of Commerce at Swinburne.
Voorbach is a B-777 first officer at KLM and has been working in the field of aviation safety and security at national, European and international levels for many years.
The pilot of a 2007 medical flight that crashed into Lake Michigan, killing the crew and a four-member medical team affiliated with the University of Michigan, mishandled an unusual flight situation and was unable to properly coordinate with his first officer, the National Transportation Safety Board found in October.