Commercial Airline Pilot

By: Monica Doran


An airline pilot's job description is to safely fly passangers and/or cargo to and fro on an airliner, but a pilot does much more than just fly. A typical day may start with the pilot using computer skills to check weather and flight plans. The plane must be pre-flighted and all aircraft logs reviewed. When ready, the pilot will oversee the push-back and then taxi to the runaway. While flying, in addition to monitoring aircraft systems, the pilot must communicate with the FAA and the company. Pilots may work long hours and strange shifts, often being away from home for several days.

Travel, Danger and Advantages

Pilots are trained to travel all over the world, but they will always be at risk of crashing the airliner they are flying, running out of fuel, or piloting in bad weather (such as thunderstorms or blizzards).

Some advantages are:

You have a chance to see different countries and travel around the world spending no additional cost.

This profession requires communication with people so ,therefore, be ready to socialize a lot.

Salaries are high. As mobility on the planet growth, there is always pilot demand on a labor market.

This profession is honored and brings pleasure and filling of fulfillment. You will never be bored.

Education and Salary