Definition of loadmaster in US English:



  • The member of an aircraft's crew responsible for the cargo.

    • ‘The aircraft is flown by five crew members: the pilot and co-pilot, flight engineer and two loadmasters.’
    • ‘As it taxied on the ramp at Bashur Airfield, Iraq, the loadmaster lowered the cargo plane's rear ramp.’
    • ‘The pilots and loadmasters are a tight-knit group.’
    • ‘Most of the time, they have someone on board, usually a loadmaster, who can speak English.’
    • ‘The loadmasters wouldn't unpack personal bags because they were supposed to be leaving.’
    • ‘I often see loadmasters shaking their heads when I come on board with a parachute.’
    • ‘The loadmasters and the flight mech secured the jumpers in the cargo compartment and closed the ramp and door.’
    • ‘Everyone who crews a 36SQN Hercules - the pilots, navigator, flight engineer and loadmasters - all do the course at some point, and they're not allowed to fly tactical operations until they do.’
    • ‘Even though the two loadmasters could be mistaken for brothers, he's the antithesis of Sergeant Johnson.’
    • ‘Once in place, the loadmasters had to chain the heavily armored vehicles securely to the floor.’
    • ‘‘We coordinated the unload once the ground forces had made sure that the area was secure,’ the loadmaster said.’
    • ‘They were just about to call for taxi clearance when one of the aircrew told the loadmaster that the battery door might still be open.’
    • ‘First, if the doctrine is appropriate, there should be clarity in the chain of command from the loadmaster or boomer out flying the line to the commander in chief.’
    • ‘While holding, the loadmaster and flight engineer visually inspected the landing gear and confirmed that the forward right main gear was in the down and locked position while the aft right main gear had partially retracted.’
    • ‘Inside are to be found the two pilots in a surprisingly detailed cockpit, a loadmaster and another individual by the starboard forward door.’
    • ‘He also oversaw facility chiefs prepare 12 hazardous cargo declarations to ensure aircraft loadmasters were aware of potentially dangerous materials.’
    • ‘This is a ‘crewed’ environment, the loadmasters communicating evasive actions to the pilot and crew on the flight deck if required to ensure our flight is a safe one.’
    • ‘A single loadmaster is able to reconfigure the cargo compartment for different roles either in flight or on the ground.’
    • ‘As I arrived at the squadron, the first crew member I met was our second loadmaster, a reservist who was a knowledgeable and skilled aircraft mechanic.’
    • ‘The loadmaster's station is located in the lobby deck.’