Commercial Pilots

Commercial Pilots

Pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-winged aircraft on nonscheduled air carrier routes, or helicopters. Requires Commercial Pilot certificate. Includes charter pilots with similar certification, and air ambulance and air tour pilots.

Key Competencies * Dependability * Attention to Detail * Cooperation * Self Control * Stress Tolerance * Initiative * Analytical Thinking * Achievement/Effort * Leadership * Integrity

Representative Tasks * Monitor engine operation, fuel consumption, and functioning of aircraft systems during flights. * Start engines, operate controls, and pilot airplanes to transport passengers, mail, or freight according to flight plans, regulations, and procedures. * Check aircraft prior to flights to ensure that the engines, controls, instruments, and other systems are functioning properly.


Transportation & Warehousing, Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance,

Job Family Transportation and Material Moving

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