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 $38 as of October 28, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $33 and $46. 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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Job Openings for Flight Engineer
Electronic Consulting Services, Inc (ECS Federal) - Fairfax , VA
... engineers and government program officers. Candidates must be able to use critical thinking to ... with flight planning andor intelligence planning During high-tempo operations, can relay and ... - 4 days ago
Centurion Consulting Group - Herndon , VA
... FIXM) o Flight plan filing, processing, and route conversion o Trajectory modeling Excellent ... engineering Position Details: Clearance: Ability to Obtain a Public Trust US Citizenship or ... - 40 days ago
Keltia Design, Inc. - Sterling , VA
G5 Software Engineer - Embedded systems - VA We have various G5 Software Engineer - Embedded ... These roles to develop and verify safety critical real-time embedded flight software. To maximize ...
Monster - 76 days ago
... flight test events. Maintaining current knowledge of military avionics, network architecture, and ... A BS or MS in engineering with 8-12 years of related work experience. At least 3 years of recent ... - 19 days ago
**Description** SAIC is seeking an engineer with technical expertise in **Spacecraft Attitude ... flight operations of space vehicles + Strong understanding of related hardware (actuators and ... - 33 days ago
Midcom - Dulles , VA
Mission-, Element-, Segment-level, including the direction and results of a multi-disciplined engineering development of the space system architecture & elements of for flight program deliverables or ...
ZipRecruiter - 1 day ago
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