Re: Cruise Relief Pilots

From: (Simon Craig)
Organization: OzEmail Pty Ltd - Australia
Date:         27 Apr 96 01:14:32 
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>I'm confused. In my experience (mostly UA), Flight Engineer and Second
>Officer is synonomous.
>Obviously, you have a different meaning for Second Officer.

Yeah, I think so.  Second Officers are definately the most junior of
flight crew (including the flightie) but I'm pretty sure they train to be
pilots, whereas Flight Engineers are a dedicated position.  QF Second
Officers are required to be trained on the Flight Engineers panel (and
his/her's various tasks) but it is only for crew relief during flight as
far as I'm aware.

Simon Craig