I am currently in the Army, I hit 10 years in July. I was a MH-47G (just a modified CH-47) Flight Engineer for my first 6 years, after which I attended flight school. I flew approximately 1,300 hours as a Flight Engineer. Sadly a year out of flight school I was permanently grounded from flying. I'm attempting to change jobs within the Army, however I am trying to prepare for the worse in the event they medical retire me.
I loved flying as a Flight Engineer and actually miss it. Seeing as I cannot fly as a pilot, I am looking at possibly being a Flight Engineer on the civilian side, if I'm forced to medically retire. I know a couple guys I previously worked with did this. I found Columbia Helicopters, but as of right now they do not have openings. I will keep an eye on them in the future. I enjoy the maintenance work, but mostly the actually flying in the cabin. Does anyone know any other companies that offer this job description? I appreciate any help that I may be able to get!