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Old 18th May 2018, 05:33 PM
kwnkillcare kwnkillcare is offline
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Default QF flight crew

I recently flew on QF12 LAX-SYD on the 380.
I was surprised that the arrival announcement was made by a second officer.
What flight crew does this flight carry?
I have flown SYD-DFW a few times and my recollection is that this flight carries 2 captains and 2 1st officers.
Where does Qantas use 2nd officers these days.

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Old 18th May 2018, 06:51 PM
MarkR MarkR is offline
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Normally it’s one Captain, two firsts and a second or two seconds long haul.
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Old 21st May 2018, 10:52 PM
John C John C is offline
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VA is similar - one capt, one FO who acts as relief commander when the capt is in rest, and two second officers.
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Old 23rd May 2018, 09:36 PM
Todd Hendry Todd Hendry is offline
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Default Standard crew.

On flights over 12 hours 4 pilots are required.

This will be made up of 1 CAPT, 1 FO and 2 SO’s.

This can change due to training, sickness, crewing issues or other operational requirements.
“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”

Henry Ford.
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