Ridiculous and liar is what you are. Where have I ever claimed that 777s have Flight engineers? When? FEs went out with the bath water 30 years ago if not more. ALL aircraft, 2 or 4-engined. Now tell me, where and when did I claim 777s have a FE?<quoted text>
You're the one who claims Boeing 777s have FEs!!! In fact B-747s and Airbus 380s, which have twice as many engines, do not have FEs!!!
Did you know commercial passenger planes that have less than 15 passengers are NOT required to have cabin doors to the cockpits not flight attendants?!?
In fact, not until after 9/11/01 was there required to be a "secure" cabin door on any plane!!!! The purpose of the cabin door was to keep smoke out of the cockpit.
In the Rickie Nelson plane fire the only two people who walked away were the pilots! WHY? They had their cabin door closed and as the cabin filled with smoke, they were able to land. If there had been no cabin door, they too would have been over come by the smoke and then no one would have had a chance to survive the cabin fire.
Oh, there was some specialization that Rickie was smoking cocaine but the FAA ruled it was a cabin heater fire!
Oh, the Leonard Skinner crash was caused by the plane running out of fuel. Buddy Holly's by air frame icing in flight. And Otis Reading's crash was not solved.
I, like many, had never heard of Otis until after his death.
All the other stuff that follows, I'm familiar with. I've not piloted (well, they have let me "drive" small Cessnas for the hell of it), but have flown in so many aircraft types, military, commercial and civilian, I almost forget which eqpt. One I'll never forget was aboard a Herc over the Sahara at 200 knots and not more than 200 feet altitude. Scary, scary, scary but the adrenaline! Was sitting in the jump seat and yes, it had a flight engineer.