Re: QF Flight Engineers Dying?

Date:         05 Oct 99 03:14:49 
From:         Larry Stone <lstone@enteract.com>
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On 10/3/99 5:38 PM, Geoff Breach (firstname@lastname.com.au) said:

>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.

Perhaps in Australia. Although once true in the United States, I know of
no airline that hires FEs today just to be FEs. It's an entry level pilot
position and there are so few of them left that at least at some carriers
of those that even still have three seat airplanes, many new-hire pilots
start in the right seat (First Officer).

-- Larry Stone
   lstone@enteract.com
   http://www.enteract.com/~lstone/