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Old 11th Jan 2021, 20:05
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longer ron
 
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Originally Posted by Tankertrashnav View Post
I realise the "Spitfire women" tag has stuck, but it should be remembered that the ATA were also tasked with delivering multi engined aircraft such as Lancasters flying single pilot, with no help from a flight engineer
Without wishing any disrespect to Eleanour's thread
- The ATA actually did have 151 Flight Engineers TTN - used for the large multi engined A/C.

Including one Freddie Laker - this image is from the ATA Archive...

https://atamuseum.org/collection/




The Twin Engine delivery flights often had an ATC Cadet along as a 'Pilots Assistant' (useful on Ansons particularly)
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