Pilot Your Career Commercially

As a commercial pilot, you are responsible for the billion-dollar aerodynamic machine they call an airplane and the numerous lives that are entrusted into your hands.

Flying as a career has everything — glamour, travel and very good money.

Besides, the idea of defying gravity and streaking across the blue skies is definitely appealing. But there is more to flying than that.

As a commercial pilot, you are responsible for the billion-dollar aerodynamic machine they call an airplane and the numerous lives that are entrusted into your hands.

What's this career about?

Pilots are highly trained professionals who fly airplanes and helicopters to carry out a wide variety of tasks.

Although most pilots transport passengers and cargo, some are involved in more unusual tasks, such as dusting crops, spreading seed for reforestation, tracking criminals, rescuing and evacuating injured persons.

On commercial airlines, small planes require two pilots in the cockpit, larger airlines require three:

♦  Captain
The captain is responsible for the entire flight: passengers, crew, cargo and aircraft.

♦  First officer (co-pilot)
The first officer assists the captain in operating the aircraft, handling communications with the ground, and monitoring the craft's instruments.

♦  Second officer (flight engineer)
The second officer assists in operating flight, checks the craft's mechanical and electronic devices and makes minor in-flight repairs.

How do I get there?
Becoming a pilot requires special technical training at various levels.

In brief, the first level is Student Pilot License (SPL), which allows the student to learn.

To get a SPL, you need to appear in a theoretical exam which covers papers in Air Regulations, Air Navigation, Aviation Meteorology, Aircraft and Engines.

Eligibility is 10+2 with Mathematics and Physics. You also need to clear a strict physical examination.

Excerpts from The Teenager Today – Article by Dr. Vibha Gupta
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