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An aircraft crew member in charge of loading and unloading cargo or heavy weapons.


the crew member of an aircraft responsible for the cargo


(ˈloʊdˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər)

an aircrew member responsible for the loading and stowage of cargo aboard an aircraft.


An Air Force technician qualified to plan loads, to operate auxiliary materials handling equipment, and to supervise loading and unloading of aircraft.
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Once his initial training was complete, he became an air loadmaster on the Chinook aircraft before eventually qualifying as an instructor.
He joined the service when he was 19 as a ground technician, and started with the Air Loadmaster branch after completing aircrew training.
Ed joined the RAF six years ago as an Air Loadmaster and having shown an aptitude for Search and Rescue he was posted to Valley to begin training as a winchman and began his training in pre-hospital medicine.
He later graduated from the air loadmaster specialist training course at RAF Shawbury in July 2001.
Wing Commander Chris Hunter paid tribute to the air loadmaster.
As an air loadmaster he was the master of his trade, a consummate professional and committed team player.
He joined the service when he was 19 as a ground technician but started with the Air Loadmaster branch in April after completing aircrew training.
The crew of the Hercules C130K, feared to have been shot down by a Stinger missile on Sunday, were the captain Flt Lt David Stead, co-pilot Flt Lt Andrew Smith, navigator Flt Lt Paul Pardoel, air loadmaster Flt Sgt Mark Gibson, air engineer MACR Gary Nicholson and ground engineers Chief Technician Richard Brown and Sgt Robert O'Connor.