Military Wings and Insignia Plaques
Made from solid mahogany all of our military wings and insignia are hand carved and finished by our expert craftsmen. The mahogany is cured and treated at our own factory to avoid warping and twisting over the years and a special keyhole slot is recessed into the rear to ensure a flush fitting on ay wall surface. It is impossible to list all the different designs that we have made over the years so if you do not see exactly what you want, please do not hesitate to call our support staff or send us an email using the contact option on the bottom of the page.This set of wings makes an ideal present, retirement gift or addition to your memorabilia collection. They look great on your office wall or in the den at home. We make seven standard sizes but if you have a special size that you want we can custom build it for you with no set-up or design costs.A name plate can be added to the underneath of the wings as shown below for a small amount extra. The name plate is fixed to the bottom of the wings by a chain and makes a wonderful way to personalize this item. If urgency is an issue we can offer an express 14 day delivery for the extra fee shown. Our staff have been specially trained to help you with any questions or design issues that you might have. Call us toll free on 1-800-381-9457.
Delivery Time: the normal delivery time is approximately four to six weeks, however we offer a 14 day express service, just select the plaques size above in the Express Delivery Option.
Size: If the size you want to order is not shown above, please call us or send a priority message by clicking here.
Approval: Prior to shipment you will be sent a high resolution picture of your plaque for your approval.
Assistance: You can use the Live Support option on the left or call us direct on Toll Free 1-800-381-9457.
Custom Wings and Insignia: We can offer you a complete custom service if you do not see what you are looking for. We can take your artwork in most popular formats or we may even have your design in our extensive military library. For assistance by phone please call our Toll Free Number 1-800-381-9457 or click on the button below:
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US Flight Engineer Wings Insignia Plaque
Flight engineers typically monitor and adjust engine, pressurization, fuel, environmental, hydraulic, and electrical systems during a flight. They may also be responsible for certain preflight and postflight aircraft inspections.
In civil operations and some military aircraft the flight engineer sits behind the pilot and co-pilot in the cockpit, facing a side panel of gauges and indicators. In other military aircraft, flight engineers sit between the pilots (P-3 Orion and C-130H). And on Tupolev Tu-134, the flight engineer sits in the nose of the aircraft. The flight engineer is the aircraft systems expert onboard and responsible for troubleshooting and suggesting solutions to in-flight emergencies, as well as computing takeoff and landing data.
The advent of computer technology, increased system reliability, and the glass cockpit have eliminated the requirement for flight engineers on modern airliners, and flight engineers are a rare sight today. However, older aircraft still flying today, such as early model Boeing 747s, the Boeing 727, the Lockheed L-1011, and the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 still require flight engineers. Newer aircraft monitor and adjust systems automatically, by computer, and report malfunctions directly to the pilot-in-command and the copilot.
Some air transport organizations refer to the flight engineer as a second officer if he or she is also a pilot. On many commercial airliners, the flight engineer is third in command, after the captain and first officer, and it is not the most senior member of the cabin crew. Some airlines treat the flight engineer position as the first of a three-step promotion path for pilots (the two remaining steps being first officer and captain); others treat flight engineers as completely independent crew members, and in this latter case the engineers may have a strong technical and mechanical systems background instead of training as pilots.