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Old 12-06-2013, 11:53 AM   #11
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Just only poking fun in an opposite manner. Herk might get a kick and I'm sure he has heard the joke before probably with his job.

I have been and still am a mechanic on C-130's which with the exception of the current J-Model C-130 are still using engineers. In this airplane, the engineer sits right in between the pilot and co-pilot but, slid back behind their seat.

I have a good friend who just retired as an engineer and he always used this joke.

"Do you know what the difference is between an engineer and a stage coach driver".....nothing they both sit behind two horses ___es"

I always got a kick out of it especially as there is often flight deck humor going on.

Herk, the person who always told that joke to me just retired lives in our area and had the initials DB. Short little guy who is always around airplanes.

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I'm not that familiar with the C-130 but it's interesting to hear the difference between FE stations in military vs.civil aircraft - that being the the military FE sitting facing forward (I believe some other military aircraft have the FE facing sideways,but his/her seat rotates forward for various duties) and the civil aircraft FE panel is facing sideways on the right side of the flight deck.
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:21 PM   #12
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:16 AM   #13
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AF helicopters still use FE's. I retired 10 years ago as a search and rescue FE on HH60 Pavehawks.
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I worked on Navy H-3 Sea King helicopters (like the President flies in - Marine One) in the 1970's. What's a flight engineer???? :-)
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AF helicopters still use FE's. I retired 10 years ago as a search and rescue FE on HH60 Pavehawks.
Interesting to know. I claim to know nothing at all about helicopters, military or civil, except to marvel each time one of them makes a successful lift off,flight,and landing.

I never was around them in my aviation career,but I did learn in my career that it took a special kind of mechanic to maintain them - lots of close tolerances,especially around the rotor head (Jesus Bolt)and control system.

Also have a lot of life limited parts.
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I worked on Navy H-3 Sea King helicopters (like the President flies in - Marine One) in the 1970's. What's a flight engineer???? :-)
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In my experience it was not just the highly stressed parts that could be a limiting factor to ones life. But they are sure fun to fly
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