How much does a Flight Engineer make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Flight Engineer in the United States is $40 as of April 26, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $34 and $47. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is a Flight Engineer?

A Flight Engineer (FE), also sometimes called an air engineer, is the member of an aircraft's flight crew who monitors and operates its complex aircraft systems. In the early era of aviation, the position was sometimes referred to as the "air mechanic". Flight engineers can still be found on some larger fixed-wing airplanes, and helicopters. A similar crew position exists on some spacecraft. In most modern aircraft, their complex systems are both monitored and adjusted by electronic microprocessors and computers, resulting in the elimination of the Flight Engineer's position. In earlier day...

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DRG Professional Services - 23337 , VA
Aircraft Mechanic/Flight Engineer PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Aircraft Mechanic III/Flight Engineer performs assigned flight duties on C130 or P3 Aircraft as well as aircraft maintenance. ESSENTIAL ...
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Anistar - Wallops Island , VA
P3 Flight Engineer Location: Wallops Island, VA PRIMARY FUNCTION : The Aircraft Mechanic III/Flight Engineer performs maintenance on P3 aircraft. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS * Perform maintenance on aircraft ...
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John H. Northrop & Associates - Hoopes Landing , VA
Flight Test Engineer JHNA is seeking a talented Flight Test Engineer to join our growing Fort Eustis team in Newport News, VA. This work has a projected start timeline of mid/late Fall 2022. This ... - 31 days ago
Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation - Manassas , VA
Electrical Systems Engineer Job Code 3360 Location Manassas, VA Location/s Cambridge, MA Apply Now ... Physical Requirements NA Aurora Company Overview Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company, is a ... - 34 days ago
Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation - Manassas , VA
Materials, Processes and Testing Staff Engineer Job Code 3356 Location Manassas, VA Location/s ... Aurora Company Overview Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company, is a leader in the development ... - 36 days ago
Hill Technical Solutions - King George , VA
Evaluate test results (both ground and flight tests) and provide that analysis to the Program Chief Engineer and Program Manager * Provide missile program modernization recommendations to counter the ...
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