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Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers

Aircraft flight deck officers check, regulate, adjust and test engines and other equipment prior to take-off, navigate and pilot aircraft and give flying lessons.

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About this Career

£70,760

Average salary

New workers start around £40,781.41. Normal pay is £70,760 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £138,290.44.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Accompanies pupil on training flights and demonstrates flying techniques.
  • Performs specified tests to determine aircraft.
  • Maintains radio contact and discusses weather conditions with air traffic controllers.
  • Monitors fuel consumption, air pressure, engine performance and other indicators during flight and advises pilot of any factors that affect the navigation or performance of the aircraft.
  • Directs or undertakes the operation of controls to fly aeroplanes and helicopters, complying with air traffic control and aircraft operating procedures.
  • Directs or undertakes routine checks on engines, instruments, control panels, cargo distribution and fuel supplies.
  • Studies flight plan, discusses it with flight deck crew and makes any necessary adjustments.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

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Skills

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Critical Thinking
80
Active Listening
79
Reading Comprehension
77
Monitoring
75
Active Learning
73
Speaking
67
Mathematics
64
Science
62
Learning Strategies
59
Writing
55

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Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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