Being a Commercial Airline Pilot
Why I chose this career
1] Once a pilot is licensed, the pilot must act in a professional manner. A license can be revoked or suspended for adequate cause, such as when the pilot has operated the plane while intoxicated. The pilot has the right to appeal to a court an administrative body's decision to deny licensure or to impose discipline.
2] Flights longer than 8 hours require 3 pilots (1 captain and 2 first officers) to rotate flying duties. Flights longer than 12 hours require 4 pilots (1 captain and 3 first officers). They usually fly 3-4 hour shifts.
3] In May 2010, median annual wages of airline pilots, copilots, and flight engineers were $103,210
4] Pilots spend a considerable amount of time away from home because flights often involve overnight layovers. Those who fly international routes may experience jetlag. Many have variable schedules. Jetlag: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/jetlag