Commercial Pilots


Pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-winged aircraft on nonscheduled air carrier routes, or helicopters. Requires Commercial Pilot certificate. Includes charter pilots with similar certification, and air ambulance and air tour pilots.
Also called: Captain, EMS Helicopter Pilot (Emergency Medical Service Helicopter Pilot), First Officer, Pilot

Knowledge:

    Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
    Business
  • customer service
  • management
    Math and Science
  • geography
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    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
    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen

Personality:

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

Technology:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • AirSmith FlightPrompt
  • doXstor Flight Level Logbook
    Information retrieval or search software
  • AeroPlanner
  • Notam Development Group Airport Insight
    Flight control software
  • Flight simulation software

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    certificate after high school
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