Ol' Shakey: Memories of a Flight Engineer

Ol Shakey Memories of a Flight Engineer Master Sergeant Dick Lunders slouched behind the flight engineer s panel monitoring the airplane s condition occasionally writing down one of the systems readings on his flight log It looked like mi

  • Title: Ol' Shakey: Memories of a Flight Engineer
  • Author: Byron Gene Fish
  • ISBN: 9781478716907
  • Page: 215
  • Format: Paperback
  • Master Sergeant Dick Lunders slouched behind the flight engineer s panel, monitoring the airplane s condition, occasionally writing down one of the systems readings on his flight log It looked like minimum crew rest at Mactan, then to Bangkok by way of Saigon and the combat zone Suddenly without warning the number two propeller RPM surged, then settled back to a steaMaster Sergeant Dick Lunders slouched behind the flight engineer s panel, monitoring the airplane s condition, occasionally writing down one of the systems readings on his flight log It looked like minimum crew rest at Mactan, then to Bangkok by way of Saigon and the combat zone Suddenly without warning the number two propeller RPM surged, then settled back to a steady drone Aw, come on, Sergeant Lunders growled at the offending propeller You a tryin to make me work The Aircraft Commander, Major James Brown, sat up straight in his seat and looked back at his flight engineer Problems he asked Not sure, yet Number two surged a little s all, Sergeant Lunders replied as he, too, came to full alert, carefully staring at each of the 67 instruments on the massive flight engineer s panel He paid special attention to the 13 indicators telling of the health of number two engine To assure himself that everything was as it should be, the gray haired sergeant moved the propeller levers into manual control Everything was holding normally, and he had full control, so he once again selected the automatic RPM control feature Everything was right with the world just as the Douglas Company had intended when they built this C 124 Globemaster II back in 1952 But sometimes there did occur abnormalities that were of a serious nature than a little surge Sometimes a flight that had begun normally turned into what flight crews referred to as a simulator session It was during these events that the adrenaline began to flow and everyone came into a state of total attention to what was happening at the flight engineer s station Would he e able to take care of the problem, or would there be another statistic to add to the marker designating a lost airplane and importantly a lost crew

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    1 thought on “Ol' Shakey: Memories of a Flight Engineer”

    1. Very good readI enjoyed reading the stories and learned a lot about air crew and their work. I knew a little because my older brother was an engineer on C124s in the late 1960s

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