flylku From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 943 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7502 times:
So were the Flight Engineers on these routes also A&Ps? I can imagine that a mechanical along the way would be a challenge. Not that the stations on route would not have mechanics, but having your own to oversee the work and sign off on the paperwork etc. I can imagine would be a big help. Did they do anything special on these long international "milk runs' to handle MX problems?
gemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 6285 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7210 times:
Quoting flylku (Reply 4): So were the Flight Engineers on these routes also A&Ps?
Not sure specifically about LH but most flight engineers on the Kangaroo Route were from countries where ALL flight engineers were the local equivalent of A&Ps. Those from Australia, UK, Netherlands, India, Pakistan, Malaysia and Singapore certainly were, not sure about France, Germany & Japan.
zkeoj From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 1182 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 6647 times:
Quoting PanHAM (Reply 1): Must have been a 2 week trip for the crew.
I can imagine even (significantly) longer. I flew LH FRA-BKK-SYD in 1990, and the F/A then told me it was a 2-week trip for them. The two legs above, then the add-on to MEL on a separate day, then they dead-headed to DPS, and flew back from there (not sure if that was standard though, or if they flew back MEL-SYD-BKK-FRA as standard)...