flight engineer


Definition of flight engineer

: a flight crewman responsible for mechanical operation

Examples of flight engineer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rubins is one of the five NASA crew members currently aboard the International Space Station, after arriving in October for a six-month mission as a flight engineer. Sophie Lewis, CBS News, 10 Dec. 2020 The normal 11-man crew consists of a pilot, copilot, meteorologist, two navigators, two radar officers, flight engineer, crew chief and two radiomen. Aubrey O. Cookman, Popular Mechanics, 9 Sep. 2021 But flight engineer Garrett, a recent hire, had forgotten to close the no. 3 engine firewall. Eric Lindner, Popular Mechanics, 22 July 2021 Joining the globe-trotting billionaire aboard Unity were pilots David Mackay and Michael Masucci, along with Virgin astronaut trainer Beth Moses, flight engineer Colin Bennett and Sirisha Bandla, the company's vice president of government relations. William Harwood, CBS News, 12 July 2021 Mazzolini served as a flight engineer on multi-engine aircraft during the Korean War. Marc Bona, cleveland, 16 July 2021 Seven others were injured but survived, including flight engineer Mitch Melton and an airport employee who had been on the ground at the deicing facility. Zach Murdock, courant.com, 16 June 2021 The flight engineer and Expeditions 64 and 65 crew member will launch that Friday from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome alongside Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov. Julia Musto, Fox News, 31 Mar. 2021 The test flight crew—pilot Evan Thomas, pilot Mark Giddings and flight engineer Jake Riley—worked in the right fuselage’s cockpit, while the left side held instrumentation. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 May 2021

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First Known Use of flight engineer

1938, in the meaning defined above

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13 Oct 2021

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“Flight engineer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flight%20engineer. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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