The First Officer is the co-pilot to a captain on board an aircraft. The First Officer is second in command of the aircraft to the Captain, and would take over from the Captain should they become incapacitated during a flight.
The day-to-day schedule of a First Officer can vary greatly. As a First Officer your tasks can include running routine checks of all the safety equipment on board, briefing Cabin Crew, liaising with Air Traffic Control to coordinate take-off and reacting to changing weather conditions and adjusting the flight plan accordingly.
Starting salary: £20,000 to £30,000
Experienced First Officer or Captain: £38,000 to £90,000
Experienced Captain: £140,000+
*Data gathered from Aviation Job Search records for the 12 months previous.