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flight engineer

flight engineer
Brevet adorned by a flight engineer. Similar brevets are adorned by flight engineers of most armed forces.
A flight crewmember of a large aircraft who is responsible for the power plant operation and its monitoring. He or she may also be responsible for operation of some other specified mechanical systems of the aircraft, including the electrical systems. He or she also may be given the additional responsibility of supervising the turn-around servicing of the aircraft.
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Before welcoming Rettinger to the squadron, Gozdur had to secure the approval of the decision-makers at Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, who promptly agreed that Rettinger was an exceptional candidate, worthy of a flight engineer position despite her lack of prior Air Force experience.
The flight engineer brought me the rhino-jack bar, and I tried to pry the linkage but couldn't.
Also the flight engineer was responsible for monitoring the lubricating oil temperatures and pressure on each engine.
The six ANA flight engineers have completed training that began in August to serve on the Airbus 300 fleet of JAS, according to the officials.
The origins of the flight engineer date back to the 1930s, when large aircraft of the era began to make their long transoceanic flights.
Depending on the airline, aircraft, required flight hours and availability, it can take five to 15 years to jump from flight engineer to first officer to the captain's seat.
Var of Expedition 43 Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka and Flight Engineer Mikhail Kornienko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and NASA Flight Engineer Scott Kelly.
He is joined by NASA Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy and Russian cosmonaut
Indian-American space scientist, Sunita Williams, will return in July to the International Space Station (ISS) where she worked as a flight engineer for six months back in 2006.
Clockwise from above: plane captain AT3 Timothy Adams directs an EP-3E Aries II assigned to the Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1 World Watchers on the ramp; flight engineer AE2 Jesse Olmstead assigned to the Patrol Squadron (VP) 1 Screaming Eagles calculates the fuel duration for a mission; VP-1 crew members, loaded with flight gear, walk toward their P-3C Orion; Sailors assigned to VP-1 make an adjustment to a water hose while they wash an Orion on the flight line; and the pilots and flight engineer bring their Screaming Eagle P-3 in for a landing upon return from a reconnaissance mission over the Arabian Gulf.
MIAMI: Passengers startled by a sudden change in pressure aboard an American Airlines flight watched in surprise as a flight engineer opened one of the plane's exterior doors at 12,000ft to pull in a loose strap.
THE flight engineer of a jumbo jet revealed yesterday how he and colleagues were left cowering in terror and young children broke down in tears when a wealthy Irish stockbroker went berserk at 35,000 feet.