Airline Pilots, Copilots, & Flight Engineers


Pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing, multi-engine aircraft, usually on scheduled air carrier routes, for the transport of passengers and cargo. Requires Federal Air Transport Pilot certificate and rating for specific aircraft type used. Includes regional, National, and international airline pilots and flight instructors of airline pilots.
Also called: Airline Captain, Airline Pilot, First Officer, Pilot

Knowledge:

    Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
    Math and Science
  • geography
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • quickly decide if you should move your hand, foot, or other body part
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
    Vision
  • decide which thing is closer or farther away from you or decide how far away it is from you
  • see details that are far away
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Leadership
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Self Control
  • Achievement/Effort

Technology:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • Airline Pilots Daily Aviation Log PPC
  • AirSmith FlightPrompt
    Route navigation software
  • IFT-Pro
  • Navzilla
    Information retrieval or search software
  • AeroPlanner
  • Notam Development Group Airport Insight

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    certificate after high school
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