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Airline Pilot

We are looking for an airline pilot to join our company and work to make every flight journey with care and efficiency. You will be required to check the flight, ensure flight plans are made and submit reports regularly. You are responsible for the safety of the cabin crew and passengers.


Travel and Tourism Industry

This industry is a global multibillion-dollar industry that caters to recreational, leisure and business travelers. This industry covers transportation services, hospitality services, and entertainment.


What to expect from the role

  • Hands-on experience with airline transportation and flying.
  • Learning how to organize, multitask and manage time.
  • Learn on the job regarding the best practices in airline travel, transportation, and customer service.
  • Exposure to the travel and tourism industry, and its various responsibilities.


Responsibilities

  • Formulate a flight plan taking into accordance aircraft performance, altitude, fuel, and weather.
  • Conduct all pre-flight checks of engines, radar, navigation systems, etc to ensure safety.
  • Communicate with air traffic control to request for landing and take off, or report any information on the flight plan.
  • Check all the cockpit instruments to ensure proper functioning.
  • Ensure the cargo does not exceed the aircraft’s weight limits.
  • Observe the weather conditions, aircraft position, and air traffic regularly during the flight and request for a change of flight plan if needed.
  • Collaborate with flight attendants to ensure passengers are following all the rules and regulations onboard.
  • File reports of the flight trip and status of aircraft before and after landing.


Requirements

  • Degree in aircraft engineering, aviation or related fields.
  • Completed a certified pilot training program with at least 2,000 hours of flight time.
  • Has license to fly (Commercial Pilot’s License and Airline Transport Pilot’s License)
  • Excellent knowledge of federal aviation safety rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills.
  • 20/20 vision or correctable vision up to 20/20
  • Quick thinking and keen attention to detail.


Average Salary

On average $113,709 per annum.

Source - glassdoor.com

Career Path

Airline Pilot is the role responsible for formulating a flight plan taking into accordance aircraft performance, altitude, fuel, and weather and flying the plane. It also includes tasks like conducting pre-flight checks, collaborating with flight attendants and ensuring the rules of the aircraft are being adhered to. Here are a few steps you can take towards this job role:

  • Bachelor's degree in aircraft engineering, aviation or related fields.
  • Completed a certified pilot training program with at least 2,000 hours of flight time.
  • Has the required license to fly. (Commercial Pilot’s License and Airline Transport Pilot’s License)
  • Gain professional experience for a few years on the field.


Career Progression

Upon finishing the necessary criteria, you can move to the following career options:

  • Airplane Flight Instructor
  • Fractional and Corporate Pilot
  • Freight Part 135 Pilot


Sample Questions

Personal
  • What made you choose a career as an airline pilot?

  • Where do you see yourself in 10 years and how does becoming an airline pilot help with that goal?

  • What do you like about this profession?

Human Resources
  • How would you handle if you found out that an attendant was violating the code of conduct?

  • This job has unpredictable schedules and requires long hours of commitment, how would you manage that?

  • What would you do if you had a disagreement with your co-pilot during a flight journey?

Management
  • How do you handle stressful situations?

  • How would you describe your management style?

  • A passenger has a medical emergency, how would you handle it?

Technical skills and knowledge
  • What are the necessary checks needed to be carried out in a cockpit before take off?

  • What are the key points to an emergency landing?

  • What are the different types of equipment in the cockpit?