The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Flight Engineer certification is a senior-level certification. Flight engineers, sometimes called second officers, are technical experts who are thoroughly familiar with the operation and function of various airplane components. The principal function of the flight engineer is to assist the pilots in the operation of the airplane. The Flight Engineer certification has six ratings: Flight Engineer Turbojet/Basic; Flight Engineer Turboprop/Basic; Flight Engineer Reciprocating Engine/Basic; Flight Engineer Turbojet; Flight Engineer Turboprop; and Flight Engineer Reciprocating Engine. Candidates must meet FAA's academic and experience eligibility requirements. Candidates must pass both the written and practical exams.
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- Credential Prerequisite
- Experience: 200 hours
- Training: Minimum of five hours of flight training in the duties of a flight engineer.
Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required.
- Written Exam
- Oral Exam
- Practical Exam
- Performance Assessment