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Welcome to the Hey Eng Blog

Welcome to Hey Eng. I’m interested in the history of flight engineers and enlisted flyers in the USAAF and the USAF. Why do pilots say “Hey Eng!”, where and how did the phrase originate? I’ve wondered why there weren’t FEs on bombers after World War II but they remained on cargo aircraft. In addition to military flight engineer history, I’ll post personal stories from my time as a flight engineer on the C-130 and C-5. I’ll also post about my experiences while deployed and some of the issues I’ve got as a result of being deployed.

Jim with helmet and flak vest
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  1. Love reading your blog…. would you be interested in spending a day with middle schoolers for career day!!! They would love it!

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