The recent poll to decide the inscription on the Stone 2 Plaque prompted many of our members to reflect on the history of the branch. Whilst the chosen inscription provides an accurate precis of our history it doesn't list all of the aircraft on which Air Engineers and Flight Engineers flew. To that end Dave Mort has kindly provided the following list. This list will, in due course, form the outline of part of the "History" section which will be included on the website.
Aircraft with Air Engineer/Flight Engineer
Argosy B-17 Fortress B-24 Liberator B-29 Washington B.707(NATO) Belfast Beverley Britannia Catalina Comet
C-54 Skymaster E-3D Sentry Halifax Hastings Hercules Lancaster Lancastrian Lincoln Manchester Neptune
Nimrod Shackleton Stirling Sunderland TriStar VC 10 Whitley VII York
Many other types carried an Air Engineer/Flight Engineer over the past 76 years, carrying out other flying duties such as Observer, Crewman, Air Refuelling operator, Flight Instructor, Pilots assistant, Loadmaster, Cabin supervisor etc..........
A few of these fixed and rotary types are listed below. Additions to either list will be welcome for the sake of posterity!
Varsity Dominie (HS-125) BAC 1-11 Chinook Belvedere Voyager Chipmunk ! (BRIXMIS)