Occam said:Just as an outsider, looking in on this discussion - I think we may need to purchase a few used C-5s from the USAF, as that's the only way we're going to get some loadie's heads into the aircraft. :
Quite the oposite. Rather than worry about who is being trained to do what, Flight engineers should use their brain power towards stopping their trade from imploding manpower-wise.
Loadies are doing the job assigned to them by the AF, some FE are offended because of their own sense of self-importance.