Airline and Commercial Pilot

Miguel Cortez

What they do

Airline and Commercial pilots fly and navigate airplanes and helicopters, and airline pilots transport people and cargo on a fixed schedule. while the commercial pilots do fly aircraft's for other reasons.

work Environment

Airline and Commercial pilots fly and navigate airplanes or helicopters.

Airline pilots- fly for airlines that transport people and cargo on a fixed schedule.

Commercial pilots-fly aircraft for other reasons.


Airline pilots fly an average of 75 hours per month and work additional 150 hours per month doing non flights duties. flights assignments is based on seniority.

Commercials- fly 30 hours and 90 hours per month they have less freetime.

How to become one

Many pilot learn to flight in the military or join the U.S air force

Many of them get their bachelors degree from a civilian flying school.


All pilots who are paid to transport passengers and cargo must have a pilot license, you must have experienced and over 18 years old to start working.

Require at least 2 years of college but they prefer to hire college graduates of 4 years.

They must pass the test that they require.

Pay

The median wage for pilots was $103,210

Median wage for commercial pilots $67,500

wages increases each year until the pilots accumulates the experienced and seniority needed to become captain.

Job Outlook and Advancement opportunities related

Employment of airline and commercial pilots is projected to grow 11 percent from 2010 to 2020

job opportunities will be spread among both passenger and cargo airline companies.

Employment in 2010 till now 103,500

Projected employment 114,900


Skills Required

Getting a long with people

Good eye site

Healthy

Responsibility

My resource

Occupational out look handbook