Aeroplane Pilot

Aeroplane Pilots fly aeroplanes to transport passengers, mail and freight, or provide agricultural, aerial surveillance or other aviation services.

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    Overview

    Aeroplane Pilots fly aeroplanes to transport passengers, mail and freight, or provide agricultural, aerial surveillance or other aviation services.

    Day-to-day

    • prepares and submits flight plans giving consideration to factors such as weather conditions and aircraft performance
    • flies aircraft in accordance with established air traffic control and aircraft operating procedures
    • provides flight information for flight crews and air traffic services staff
    • completes cockpit preparations and external inspections to determine that aircraft are acceptable for flight
    • monitors aircraft performance and reporting on mechanical condition.

    Considerations

    • Working outdoors
    • Stressful

    To become an Aeroplane Pilot

    • You need to pass practical and theoretical exams to qualify for a pilot licence before you can work as an Aeroplane Pilot. The Civil Aviation Authority issues pilot licences. Flight training is available through private flying schools. Completing a formal qualification through either Vocational Education and Training (VET) or university may improve your chances of getting a job as an Aeroplane Pilot. You can also train to become an Aeroplane pilot with the Australian Defence Force.

      Take a Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence)

    • Registration with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority is required.

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