Re: QF Flight Engineers Dying?

Date:         05 Oct 99 03:14:47 
From:         Michael P Nixon <m.p.nixon@juno.com>
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On 03 Oct 99 17:38:39  "Geoff Breach" <firstname@lastname.com.au> writes:
>robert wright <kdol97@home.com> wrote:
>> Don't most FE's eventually become first officers and captains ...
>
> No, they do not. FE and Pilot are completely different career paths
>that don't often intersect.

This is not necessarily true. It used to be VERY common in that most FEs
became first officers. However, today, with fewer and fewer aircraft
requiring FE positions, it seems that mostly captains, who have reached
their 60th birthday and are thus no longer able to be captains, are
filling the FE positions. Professional FEs (those who never become first
officer or captains) are out there, but still rare.

Mike
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