Re: Cruise Relief Pilots

From:         simonlc@ozemail.com.au (Simon Craig)
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Date:         13 Apr 96 16:44:51 
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In article <airliners.1996.487@ohare.Chicago.COM>, hjl@thelaws.demon.co.uk
wrote:

>In article: <airliners.1996.457@ohare.Chicago.COM>  peter neville
>gurnell <pgurnell@direct.ca> writes:
>> I understand that Carriers such as Quantas, Cathay and Eva
>> use cruise relief non endorsed pilots who demonstrate emergency
>descent
>> and a few other items but no T/O or landing.

Perhaps you are referring to 2nd officers, who I think at Qantas are not
senior enough to do take offs and landings, but often fly cruise for
periods.  I think second officers even relieve the flight engineers on
older 747s.  It is basically to train them, and secondly to relieve the
senior crew I think.

Simon Craig.

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