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More: Germany, August 17, 2008
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DDR-SEG (cn 31403) These days unimaginable....up to 5 crew members had been on duty on this flightdeck - a captain, a first officer and a flight engineer, plus optionally a navigator and a radio officer...[D300+10.5mm fisheye]
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A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon July 11, 2011:
The seat in the middle is for the flight engineer.
The navigator has never been optional on this airplane. He has always been part of the minimum crew.
Initially, a radio operator was required, but after a mid-life update of the avionics, his function had become redundant.
Political officer? Nope. This was not necessary, because the crew members had been hand-picked of course.

A visitor from United States posted Tue June 22, 2010:
Cool photo!

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Sat June 20, 2009:
Central seat is for flight engineer

A visitor from Mexico posted Wed December 24, 2008:
What does the guy on the middle has to do?
By the way, great photo

A visitor from Netherlands posted Mon October 6, 2008:
And, off course (but not visible), a seat for the political officer.

A visitor from - posted Thu August 21, 2008:
Indeed, it's hard to believe how far we've come.

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