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Flight Engineer

Overview: The Flight Engineer is responsible for monitoring all aircraft engine and control systems while in flight. They also perform pre-flight and post-flight inspections when the aircraft is away from home station. They accomplish many of the aerospace maintenance, loadmaster and other functions away from home that individual specialists would do at the home station. 

Position:  Enlisted

AFSC: 1A1X1

Specific Tasks:

  • Compute and apply aircraft weight, balance and performance data, and determine fuel consumption 
  • Operates and monitors engine and aircraft systems controls and indicators, that can include hydraulic, fuel, electronic, air conditioning, communication, navigation, radar and others 
  • Reports abnormal conditions to pilot and recommends corrective action 
  • Performs aircraft inspections

Requirements:

  • Physical qualification for aircrew duty
  • Normal depth perception 
  • ASVAB score of 57 on General 
  • Demonstrated weight lift of 70 pounds
  • Height not less than 64 inches or more than 77 inches
  • Qualification for aviation service
  • Eligibility to deploy and mobilize worldwide
  • Eligibility for a Secret security clearance

Training:

  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 8 ½ weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX followed by Technical Training 
  • Technical Training - JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX; length depends upon course 
  • College credits earned: Aviation Operations - credits depend upon course

Related Civilian Careers:

  • Air Crew Members