Work Nature

  • Airline pilots fly passengers and/or cargo on long or short-haul flights for leisure, business or commercial purposes.
    • Making sure all information on the route, weather, passengers and aircraft is received
    • Using that information to create a flight plan, which details the altitude for the flight, route to be taken and amount of fuel required
    • Ensuring the fuel levels balance safety with economy and supervising the loading and fuelling of the aircraft
    • Making sure all safety systems are working properly
    • Briefing the cabin crew before the flight and maintaining regular contact throughout the flight
    • Carrying out pre-flight checks on the navigation and operating systems
    • Communicating with air traffic control before take-off and during flight and landing
    • Ensuring noise regulations are followed during take-off and landing
    • Understanding and interpreting data from instruments and controls
    • Making regular checks on the aircraft's technical performance and position, on weather conditions and air traffic during flight
    • Communicating with passengers using the public address system
    • Reacting quickly and appropriately to environmental changes and emergencies
    • Updating the aircraft logbook and writing a report at the end of the flight noting any incidents or problems with the aircraft.

Key Skills

  • Mental and Physical fitness
  • Security Risk Management
  • Security Policies and Procedures
  • Strong Analytics skills

Occupations

  • Air Commodore
  • Air Marshal
  • Air Vice Marshal
  • Flight Lieutenant
  • Flying Officer
  • Group Captain
  • Squadron Leader
  • Wing Commander
  • Air Chief Marshal
  • Air Force Officer in Various branches of the Air Force

Career Analysis

1 Fees
Low
2 Demand
High
3 Salary
High
4 Level Of Preparation
High

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