Pilots are responsible for flying aircraft, like planes or helicopters. An airline pilot is responsible for flying passengers and cargo on long-haul or short-haul flights.
The day-to-day schedule of pilots can vary greatly. Examples of tasks might include running routine checks of all the safety equipment on board in case of an emergency, briefing the flight attendants so that they can efficiently prepare the cabin for take-off, and keep in contact with them throughout the flight. It may also involve making contact with air traffic control to coordinate take-off. Other responsibilities may consist of using the on-board controls to analyze flight data and make any necessary changes, as well as reacting to changing weather conditions and adjusting the flight plan accordingly.
- First officer