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Old 22nd Jul 2015, 17:36
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Willard Whyte
 
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Can't find any information that suggest that a FE is required, only that the crew consists of 2 pilots and 11 mission crew. Nothing to suggest that it needs all 11 either.

It would seem unusual for a brand new design to require a 3(+) person flight deck, perhaps th 3rd head was merely a 'guest' or extra pilot along for a 'jolly' - wouldn't exactly be unusual for a visiting a/c from far afield.
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