Flight Engineer's Duties

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Flight Engineer's Duties
Extract from AMO A538/1943

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Six items listed that are the duties and responsibilities of Flight Engineers.
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FLIGHT ENGINEER'S DUTIES

Extract from A.M.O. A.538/1943.

The duties and responsibilities of Flight Engineers are as follows:-

(i) To operate certain controls at the engineer's station and watch appropriate gauges as indicated in the relevant publications.

(ii) In certain types of aircraft, to act as pilot's assistant to the extent of being able to fly straight and level and on a course.

(iii) To advise the captain of the aircraft as to the functioning of the engines and the fuel, oil and coolant systems, both before and during flight.

(iv) To ensure effective liaison between the captain of the aircraft and the maintenance staff by communicating to the latter such technical notes regarding the performance and maintenance of the aircraft in flight as may be required.

(v) To carry out practicable emergency repairs during flight.

(vi) To act as stand-by air gunner.

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Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Flight Engineer's Duties,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 5, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/38569.

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