The role of an Airline Pilot involves a lot of responsibility as well as technical expertise. The Airline Pilot not only creates the flight plan and controls the aircraft throughout the flight, but they are also responsible for the rest of the cabin crew and all passengers on board.
Essential parts of an Airline Pilot’s job description:
- Airline Pilots can work in a variety of sectors and in many types of aircraft. Common examples include commercial, passenger airlines and freight aircraft to transport goods.
- More experienced Airline Pilots tend to fly longer-haul flights that are performed with a larger aircraft (like a Boeing 787 Dreamliner), while more Junior Pilots tend to fly smaller distances and aeroplanes.
- Airline Pilots are responsible for safely flying and navigating the aircraft from the starting point to the final destination.
- Airline Pilots are generally part of a crew and can be either the flight captain or the co-pilot.
- Potential Employers can be either Airlines, Tour Operators, Forwarding Companies, or Military Organisations.