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The flight engineer is a flight-crew member, a position found on many older aircraft, who monitors and controls various aircraft systems but does not fly the aircraft.

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Could a flight engineer fly a jet solo?

In modern two-engine planes, if one pilot is disabled, it's my understanding that the remaining pilot can safely fly and land the plane. But what about in aircraft like the 727, which had two pilots ...
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