flight engineer


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flight engineer

n.
The crew member responsible for the mechanical performance of an aircraft in flight.

flight engineer

n
(Aeronautics) the member of an aircraft crew who is responsible for the operation of the aircraft's systems, including the engines, during flight

flight′ engineer`


n.
a member of an aircraft crew responsible for the mechanical systems, fueling, and servicing of the craft.
[1935–40]
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Noun1.flight engineer - the flight crewman responsible for mechanical operation while in flight
aircrewman - a member of an aircrew
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