We surveyed 56 flight engineers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical flight engineer. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a flight engineer?

Low

High

Working as a flight engineer typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that flight engineers are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become a flight engineer?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a flight engineer typically depends predominantly on qualities you’re born with, with a small aspect of skills you can learn.

Is it easy to get a job as a flight engineer?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a flight engineer. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for flight engineers.