Astronaut; Experimental Test Combat Systems Officer; Experimental Test Remotely Piloted Aircraft Pilot, Other; Generalist Combat Systems Officer, Electronic Warfare Officer; Mobility Pilot, C-27J (JCA); Reconnaissance/Surveillance/Electronic Warfare Combat Systems Officer, EC-130 EWO; Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Pilot; Rescue Pilot, HC-130 P/N; Special Operations Combat Systems Officer, Other; Special Operations Remotely Piloted Aircraft Pilot, Other
What they do:
Pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing aircraft, usually on scheduled air carrier routes, for the transport of passengers and cargo. Requires Federal Air Transport certificate and rating for specific aircraft type used. Includes regional, national, and international airline pilots and flight instructors of airline pilots.
On the job, you would:
Use instrumentation to guide flights when visibility is poor.
Start engines, operate controls, and pilot airplanes to transport passengers, mail, or freight, adhering to flight plans, regulations, and procedures.
Work as part of a flight team with other crew members, especially during takeoffs and landings.
movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
Arts and Humanities
Engineering and Technology
computers and electronics
Math and Science
keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
quickly decide if you should move your hand, foot, or other body part
quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
do two or more things at the same time
pay attention to something without being distracted
see details that are far away
see details up close
quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
Attention to Detail
You might use software like this on the job:
Data base user interface and query software
Airline Pilots Daily Aviation Log PPC
CoPilot Flight Planning & E6B
Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or high school diploma/GED usually needed