Short for “Hey Engineer!”
I write about being a flight engineer.
My name is Jim, I currently live in San Antonio Texas but would rather be on a sailboat in the Caribbean. Hey Eng! is short for “Hey Engineer!” A statement used to get the attention of the flight engineer. On the C-130 the FE sits centered and directly behind the pilots. The phrase is used by one or both of the pilots, usually in unison, in a panicked or excited tone to alert the FE of a problem.
I blog about early enlisted flyers, military flight engineer history and being a veteran (with some issues as the result of deploying over a fifteen year period). WWII flyers typically wrote journals or letters to loved ones at home, I carried an HD video camera with me and hung it behind my seat in the cockpit of the C-130. The view was amazing!