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.
Examples of tasks might include running routine checks of all the safety equipment on-board in case of an emergency, making contact with air traffic control to coordinate take-off and maintaining contact throughout the flight, using on-board controls to analyse flight data and make any necessary changes and reacting to changing weather conditions and adjusting the flight plan accordingly.
- First Officer
- Second Officer
Starting salary: £20,000 - £30,000 (depending on flying time, flying experience, aircraft type and airline)
Experienced Pilot : £38,000 - £90,000
Experienced Captain: £140,000+
*Data gathered from Aviation Job Search records for the 12 months previous.