Helicopter Pilot

Helicopter Pilots fly helicopters to transport passengers, mail or freight, or provide agricultural, aviation or aerial surveillance services.
info-icon
Not available
info-icon
0
in
    info-icon
    Stable

    Overview

    Helicopter Pilots fly helicopters to transport passengers, mail or freight, or provide agricultural, aviation or aerial surveillance 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 reports on mechanical condition.

    Considerations

    • Working outdoors
    • Stressful

    To become a Helicopter Pilot

    • You need to pass practical and theoretical exams to qualify for your helicopter pilot licence before you can work as a Helicopter 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 a Helicopter Pilot. You can also train to become a helicopter pilot with the Australian Defence Force.

      Take a Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence)

    • Registration with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority is required.