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The Flight Engineer's station on the upper (or: 'Flight') deck of a Pan American Airways Boeing B-314 Clipper flying boat. The Flight Engineers were responsible for not only monitoring the numerous systems on the aircraft, but for tracking fuel consumption in flight. FEs kept a 'Howgozit' flow chart that allowed the FE to know at any given moment if the fuel consumption was behind or ahead of schedule.

The Flight Engineer's station on the upper (or: 'Flight') deck of a Pan American…

Boeing 314 Clipper.

Looking aft along the promenade deck of the Imperial Airways Empire class flying boat from the late Note how the windows on the starboard side are lower (and in 'portrait' orientation) than the 'landscape' oriented windows on the port side.

Air New Zealand B747-219 Nick Caulton Flight Engineer

Air New Zealand Nick Caulton Flight Engineer

Another view of the smoking room (at the forward end) of the Short S.23 Empire (or: 'C-') Class flying boat of Imperial Airways. The cockpit was on the flight deck immediately above this main-deck compartment.

Another view of the smoking room (at the forward end) of the Short Empire (or: 'C-') Class flying boat of Imperial Airways. The cockpit was on the flight deck immediately above this main-deck compartment.

Dornier DoX interior, German engineer operating the twelve engines

Flight engineer responsible for operating the twelve engines on the Dornier DO X seaplane.

Preparing for the night aboard a Pan Am Boeing B-314 Clipper flying boat, during the early 1940s. Passengers wait briefly, as the seats are turned into cosy bunks, with curtains. #aviationglamourpanam

Preparing for the night aboard a Pan Am Boeing Clipper flying boat, during the early Passengers wait briefly, as the seats are turned into cosy bunks, with curtains.

It's 1939. Pan-Am receives the first Boeing 314, the ultimate in luxury aircraft. Complete with sleeping berths and a real dining salon. It was the biggest plane of its time, carrying 74 passengers...

It's Pan-Am receives the first Boeing the ultimate in luxury aircraft. Complete with sleeping berths and a real dining salon. It was the biggest plane of its time, carrying 74 passengers.

The walkway through the wing of the Boeing B-314 Clipper flying boat. A bit cramped, but this access way allowed the flight engineer to service and even repair a malfunctioning engine in flight, if needs be.

The walkway through the wing of the Boeing Clipper flying boat. A bit cramped, but this access way allowed the flight engineer to service and even repair a malfunctioning engine in flight, if needs be.

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