Re: Really Long Range Commercial Transport

From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
Date:         16 May 94 01:53:29 
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In article <airliners.1994.1237@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Ned Kittlitz wrote:>I believe there are multiple flightdeck crews on very long flights.
>Is this true?

I've heard from a United pilot that on the long flights they have one
and even two (on flights like LAX-SYD) reserve first officers, in
addition to the captain, first officer, and, on older 747s, the flight
engineer.  The primary first officer is on duty during takeoff and
landing, so the two reserves only get the really exciting chore of
watching the autopilot guide the aircraft over vast expanses of water.

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