REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A FLIGHT ENGINEER
Be at least 21 years of age.
Be able to read, write, and converse in the English language.
Hold at least a current FAA second-class medical certificate.
Pass a pilot knowledge test with a score of 70% or better. The flight
engineer test consists of 80 multiple-choice questions selected from the
questions in the FAA's Flight Engineer knowledge test bank.
Accumulate flight experience in accord with
Successfully complete a practical (oral and flight) test given as a final
exam by an FAA inspector or designated examiner. The practical test will be
conducted as specified in the FAA's Flight Engineer Practical Test Standards.
HOW TO RECEIVE AN ENDORSEMENT FOR THE FLIGHT ENGINEER KNOWLEDGE TEST
There is no specific endorsement for the Flight Engineer Knowledge
Test. However, when you arrive at the testing center, you must present
proof that you meet the experience requirements of 14 CFR section 63.37.
In order to verify that you meet these requirements, you must provide a
written statement and signature from one of the following authorized
A qualified flight engineer with the appropriate class rating
A U.S. Armed Forces flight engineer instructor for the same class of airplane
A flight engineer instructor associated with 14 CFR part 121 training program
An FAA Aviation Safety Inspector (operations/airworthiness)
The endorser must include a statement that they have personally verified
that you meet the experience requirements of 14 CFR section 63.37. They
must also identify their position, such as flight engineer certificate
number, name of the training facility, and FAA inspector's office
The verification of experience requirements is NOT required if you hold
one of the following:
A commercial pilot certificate with an instrument rating, or an Airline Transport Pilot certificate issued by the FAA
A foreign unrestricted commercial pilot or Airline Transport Pilot license issued by an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) member state
A passed, failed, or expired original test report for that specific test