AIRLINE PILOT

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing aircraft, usually on scheduled air carrier routes, for the transport of passengers and cargo. Requires Federal Air Transport certificate and rating for specific aircraft type used. Includes regional, national, and international airline pilots and flight instructors of airline pilots.

OTHER JOB TITLES

Airbus Captain, Airline Captain, Airline Pilot, Captain, Check Airman, Co-Pilot, Commercial Airline Pilot, First Officer, Line Pilot, Pilot

JOB TASKS

  • Use instrumentation to guide flights when visibility is poor.

  • Start engines, operate controls, and pilot airplanes to transport passengers, mail, or freight, adhering to flight plans, regulations, and procedures.

  • Work as part of a flight team with other crew members, especially during takeoffs and landings.

  • Respond to and report in-flight emergencies and malfunctions.

  • Inspect aircraft for defects and malfunctions, according to pre-flight checklists.

ANNUAL SALARY

  • Workers on average earn not listed/hr. $171,540 annually.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029)- Average (3% to 4%)
  • Projected Job Openings (2019-2029)- 8,300

REQUIRED EDUCATION

Bachelor’s Degree, Technical Training/Special License

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