Actions/Duties Work with a team Must be able to fly about 75 hours per month, and 150 hours of non flight duties Must be able to keep calm in stressful situations
Skills and Educational Requirements Military Flight School You must have at least 2 years of college English, Math, Physics, and Aeronautical Engineering are recommended fields of study Once hired by a company, one must go through 6-8 weeks of ground school. Must attend training 1-2 times per year to keep license
Financial Rewards 2o10 median pay was $103,210 Lowest 10% earned an average of $54,980 while the highest 10% earned an average of $166,400 Captains at major airlines earn an average of $135,000 annually
Pre-Flight Arrive at airport 1 hr prior to flight Must look over paperwork and make any revisions if necessary, such as different weather patterns or different flight route Wait for the airplane to be ready, along with all the passengers
Flight Pilot walks around airplane prior to flight to check tire pressures. Then they inspect breaks, the engine, and check airplane for fuel leaks or oil leaks. Both pilots test their oxygen masks prior to take off Wait for the O.K from flight control, and take off
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