load·​mas·​ter | \ ˈlōd-ˌma-stər How to pronounce loadmaster (audio) \

Definition of loadmaster

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

Examples of loadmaster in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1969, he was drafted, and spent four years flying in and out of Vietnam as a cargo plane loadmaster, balancing the weight of tanks and helicopters going in and cadavers coming out. Kathryn Joyce, The New Republic, "No Money, No Lawyer, No Justice," 22 June 2020 The only other member of the crew, the loadmaster, was seriously injured along with four passengers. Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY, "NTSB: Pilot of crashed B-17 was 'getting there' but crashed short of runaway," 2 Oct. 2019 Taking part in the deployment were pilots, co-pilots, navigators, loadmasters, mechanics, fuel specialists, and other personnel to operate the huge C-130H cargo planes. J.d. Duggan, Twin Cities, "934th Airlift Wing deploys 150 overseas," 9 Sep. 2019 Harter, a loadmaster with the Missouri Air National Guard, was pronounced dead at the scene. Fox News, "Missouri Air National Guard member stabbed to death in apparent road rage incident, mystery suspect at large," 7 May 2018 Kerri Evelyn Harris, a former mechanic who also worked as a loadmaster at an Air Force base, has been backed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in her push to defeat Sen. Tom Carper -- who has held the seat since 2001. Adam Shaw, Fox News, "Democratic senator in Delaware latest to face leftist primary challenger," 6 Sep. 2018 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 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

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1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Loadmaster.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/loadmaster. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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