Aviation Photo #1383034 Ilyushin Il-62 - Interflug

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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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Photo Added: August 21, 2008

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Anonymous
8 years ago
Indeed, it's hard to believe how far we've come.
Anonymous
8 years ago
And, off course (but not visible), a seat for the political officer.
Anonymous
8 years ago
What does the guy on the middle has to do?
By the way, great photo
Anonymous
7 years ago
Central seat is for flight engineer
Anonymous
6 years ago
Cool photo!
Anonymous
5 years ago
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.

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