load·mas·ter | \ˈlōd-ˌma-stər \

Definition of loadmaster 

: a crew member of a transport aircraft who is in charge of the cargo

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Operated by a crew of three (pilot/co-pilot/ loadmaster), the airlifter is powered by four Pratt & Whitney F117-PW-100 turbofans making 40,000 pounds of thrust each. Eric Tegler, Popular Mechanics, "Boeing's Final C-17 Has Left the Factory," 2 Dec. 2015 Harter was a loadmaster with the Missouri Air National Guard, family members said on Sunday. Robert A. Cronkleton, kansascity, "Victim in highway stabbing in Lee's Summit was a Missouri Air National Guard member | The Kansas City Star," 6 May 2018 Eric Circuns, loadmaster; and Senior Airman Roberto Espada. NBC News, "Investigators search for cause of deadly WC-130 plane crash in Georgia," 4 May 2018 Eric Circuns, a loadmaster with 31 years of service, survived by his wife, two step daughters and a son; and Senior Airman Roberto Espada, who had three years of service and is survived by his grandmother. Ray Sanchez, CNN, "Authorities name the Puerto Rican airmen killed in the military plane crash in Georgia," 3 May 2018 Eric Circuns, a loadmaster; and Senior Airman Roberto Espada. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "We Shouldn't Be Surprised About the C-130 Crash," 2 May 2018 The flight Thursday was a training mission that involved pilots, flight engineers and loadmasters. Sig Christenson, San Antonio Express-News, "Air Force jet lands after nose gear fails to deploy," 15 Mar. 2018 Boyles is facing mandatory retirement in early November at age 60 after more than three decades as a loadmaster, but the tradition will continue: His son is now a firefighter in the Guard. Washington Post, "Air National Guard frequent flyer to war zones," 2 Nov. 2017 Johnson was a loadmaster on the KC-130, helping manage the cargo on board. Eliott C. Mclaughlin, CNN, "Engine from Mississippi Marine plane crash found, sheriff says," 13 July 2017

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1961, in the meaning defined above

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