flight engineer


Definition of flight engineer 

: a flight crewman responsible for mechanical operation

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Despite its size, the plane carries a small crew: pilot, co-pilot, two flight engineers, and three loadmasters. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Why the C-5 Galaxy Is Such a Badass Plane," 18 July 2018 The Press Trust of India news agency said the fatalities included two pilots and two flight engineers on the aircraft. Fox News, "Chartered plane crashes in Mumbai; at least 5 people dead," 28 June 2018 Highlights: B-29 Doc First Flight Mazzolini, an Air Force flight engineer aboard a B-29 during the Korean War, gathered other aviation enthusiasts in the hopes of creating a flying museum as a tribute to those who flew on those bombers. Brian Albrecht, cleveland.com, "Vintage restored B-29 bomber visits Burke Lakefront Airport May 31," 15 May 2018 The radio operator, navigator and flight engineer have already been made redundant by technological advances. The Economist, "Tomorrow’s squadron leaders will be accompanied by drones," 5 July 2018 The air crews assigned to test the planes are a combination of fighter, attack, and special operations pilots, as well as test pilots and flight engineers from the Air Force, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Air Force “light attack” test aircraft crashes on bomb range, killing pilot," 26 June 2018 Jean Audriffred of Carolina, Puerto Rico, a 16-year veteran who is survived by his wife and two sons; flight engineer Master Sgt. Nancy A. Youssef, WSJ, "U.S. Military Officials Begin Cargo Plane Crash Probe," 3 May 2018 Mario Braña, a flight engineer with 17 years of service, survived by his mother and daughter; Master Sgt. Ray Sanchez, CNN, "Authorities name the Puerto Rican airmen killed in the military plane crash in Georgia," 3 May 2018 Fun fact: In addition to being a flight engineer, Feustel has also restored 1950s Jaguars. USA TODAY, "Live stream: Astronauts conduct spacewalk from the ISS," 29 Mar. 2018

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1938, in the meaning defined above

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