So thats my question. My crew and I were overnighting in Montreal last night talking aviation and this question popped up. Did the DC-9 ever have a 3 man cockpit? If it did not why was the Douglas Company able to produce a 2 man cockpit yet other aircraft such as the 727 carried a flight engineer as well?
My crew and I are all pretty sure it was only a 2 man operation but the question still remained