Presentation on theme: "Pilot by Roman Furtuna. Workplace Pilots work for airlines, the military, flying schools, and government organizations. Often spend time away from home."— Presentation transcript:
Workplace Pilots work for airlines, the military, flying schools, and government organizations. Often spend time away from home. Typically work 6 to 12 hours a day. Sometimes work overnight, weekends, and holiday work are common. The work can be stressful.
A Day in the Life 6:00 am – 7:00 am Checking in at the crew room; performing pre-flight duties. 7:00 am – 9:30 am Flying the aircraft to the first destination; completing all in-flight procedures. 9:30 am – 10:15 am Landing at the first destination; unloading and loading passengers; making pre-flight preparations for the return trip. 10:15 am – 12:45 pm Flying the aircraft to the second destination; completing all in-flight procedures. 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Landing at the second destination; taking a short rest; refueling; making pre-flight preparations for the flight to the third destination. 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm Flying the aircraft to the third destination; performing all in-flight duties. 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm Landing at the third destination; inspecting the aircraft; making preparations for the return flight. 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm Flying the aircraft back to our original departure point (the city we started from). 4:45 pm – 5:15 pm Putting the aircraft away for the night and signing out. A pilots work schedule is more varied and flexible than the work schedules of most of the working population. Work schedules are often irregular because many airlines operate flights at all hours of the day and night. Almost all pilots are required to work some weekends.
Education & Training Education, training, and licensing requirements for professional pilots depend on the type of work they are doing. Generally, however, you need at least a high school diploma. Not surprisingly, the first step in becoming a pilot is learning to fly an airplane. A potential pilot must complete ground school and flight training to earn a private pilots license. Once you have this license and have accumulated enough flight hours you can obtain a commercial pilots license. The college which I might attend is Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute.
Organizations Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) www.faa.gov This organization is responsible for the safety of civil aviation. Air Line Pilots Association International (ALPA) www.alpa.org This is a union that represents professional pilots across the US. And gives information about how to become a pilot.