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User currently offlineTurpentyine From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 154 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 3897 times:

Besides the Capatain, First Officer, and occasional Flight Engineer is there any other crew members that fly with the cargo? I thought I once saw a job opening on Air Atlanta for some sort of cargo attendant position whose job was to deal with the cargo, and that person was supposed fly with the cargo. Any one know what that position really is or am I confused?

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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 3868 times:

Quoting Turpentyine (Thread starter):
Besides the Capatain, First Officer, and occasional Flight Engineer is there any other crew members that fly with the cargo?

Boxes don't need anything. No... no one else flies with the plane unless there is a Currier going with a shipment or they are carrying live cargo like horses.

[Edited 2007-03-18 22:28:10]


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User currently onlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4676 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 3792 times:

I believe MP carries a Freight loader as well, (s)he is supposed to take care of (un)loading (and making sure the aircraft doesn't sit on it's ass) and weight&balance etc.


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User currently offlineBlueFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3967 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 3790 times:
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Cargo flights will sometimes carry "passengers" to look after the freight upon landing, usually for prize animals (racing horses...), highly valuable goods (a large load of diamonds or gold...) or delicate equipment (concert gear, F1 equipment...). Cargo flights are not supposed to carry actual passengers, so these people are made crew members for the duration of the flight.

Every now and then, you may also have a dead-heading crew member on board, or someone else from the airline, that's about it.



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User currently offlineVEEREF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 3775 times:

At our company they are called Loadmasters. They plan and oversee loading and unloading of the cargo. They may or may not ride with the aircraft once the freight is loaded. When carrying live animals such as horses, a handler will usually be carried.
We will usually carry a mechanic as well when going to places where contract maintenance is not available.


User currently offlineTurpentyine From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 3724 times:

Quoting VEEREF (Reply 4):
At our company they are called Loadmasters. They plan and oversee loading and unloading of the cargo. They may or may not ride with the aircraft once the freight is loaded. When carrying live animals such as horses, a handler will usually be carried.
We will usually carry a mechanic as well when going to places where contract maintenance is not available.

How does one become a loadmaster and what is the starting salary?


User currently onlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4676 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 3724 times:

Quoting VEEREF (Reply 4):
Loadmasters

that was the word I was looking for, thank you



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