My Career Profile
Career - Helicopter Pilot - Bion Little
Reasons for choosing this career
Job Tasks and Responsibilities1. A responsibility is to be able to fly a helicopter. This Includes taking off, flying, and landing during anytime of the day.
Typical Day of Work
2. A typical day would include going to work, taking tourists on a tour of a city or attraction, flying to another city, or many other activities.
Personal Qualities Needed
Support, Independence, Recognition, Achievements, and Working Coordination
Working Conditions and Risks
The Average rate of illness or injury is around 200 out of 274,915
Typical Hours are 3-7 hours at anytime of day.
Education And Training
Post secondary Courses include attending flight school with FAA certified flight instructors.
Three Schools of which I can receive a pilots license are Sky Helicopters Inc, Vertex Aviation and Salaika Aviation. The Course will last around 55 weeks for 2 hours a week from $165-$200 an hour. The total cost will be around $12,000 - $23,000.
Salary and Benefits
Benefits Include one or more of the following:
Social Security, 401K, Pension, Disability, Healthcare, time off and bounces.
Occupational Outlook and Assesment
Three employers in the local area are Air Methods, DynCorp International, and the National Guard.
The Aspects of this career seem to fit my personality perfectly. My traits fit with the recommended/normal ones of a pilot, and I have a passion for flying. From all of my research I have yet to find a bad match between my personality and the personality wanted for helicopter pilots.