Yes, in December 1958 I flew in a TWA Super Connie from Frankfurt Germany to Idlewild, New York with stops in Shannon and Gander.<quoted text>
What is the f-ing for? I know more about commercial aviation than you do and that's been obvious since we've started exchanging on it. You prove my point by saying flight engineers' job was to "maintain" the engine. Contrary to what you believe, flight engineer did not walk on the wing in flight to inspect an repair the engine if need be, but to monitor the INSTRUMENTS of the engines and, in Asiana's case THE SPEED of the airplane. I know they did away with them decades ago, it was controversial then and still is today.
Stick to your helicopters and toy private airplane. I'm familiar with the Super Connie. I've flown in it. Have you?
Oh, flight engineers do not maintain airspeed as airspeed is maintained through "pitch" control which either requires a control stick or yoke and the FE does not have access to either in flight.
Do you know what a turbo-compound engine is?
Oh, here is a picture of a B-36 Flight Engineer's station.
On a Chinook, the FE does not make any adjustments to the engines. A Chinook has two engines and one APU. And do you know the Boeing 777 also has just TWO engines and ONE APU? So why should they need an FE when the pilots can do that???
You need to stay in the passenger seat as you are clueless what is going on on the flight deck.