Date: 03 Jan 97 04:36:34 From: email@example.com ( 0 Falke_Charlie phone dist ) References: 1
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> It's not clear to me that Tournoux and Hulse were engineers or > pilots. Neither they nor the two Alitalia pilots had any business > aboard a test flight -- they were merely observers, or passengers. > Simply holding a pilot's license does not, IMO, make one part of > the flight crew. This is quite true, but my point was not that they were crew, or necessary to the conduct of the test flight. I agree that they weren't part of the crew or necessary to perform the test flight. My point was that they were in a position to know that engineering test flying has a higher risk than revenue passenger flying. -- Charlie Falke Pratt & Whitney System Test Team Leader C/O Boeing Comm AP grp.