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"Airline Pilot, Copilot, and Flight Engineer"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Pilot and navigate the flight of multi-engine aircraft in regularly scheduled service for the transport of passengers and cargo. Requires Federal Air Transport rating and certification in specific aircraft type used.

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Job Duties and Tasks for: "Airline Pilot, Copilot, and Flight Engineer"

1) Record in log books information such as flight times, distances flown, and fuel consumption.

2) Test and evaluate the performance of new aircraft.


3) Use instrumentation to guide flights when visibility is poor.

4) Brief crews about flight details such as destinations, duties, and responsibilities.

5) Check passenger and cargo distributions and fuel amounts, to ensure that weight and balance specifications are met.


6) Choose routes, altitudes, and speeds that will provide the fastest, safest, and smoothest flights.

7) Confer with flight dispatchers and weather forecasters to keep abreast of flight conditions.

8) Contact control towers for takeoff clearances, arrival instructions, and other information, using radio equipment.

9) Coordinate flight activities with ground crews and air-traffic control, and inform crew members of flight and test procedures.

10) Direct activities of aircraft crews during flights.

11) File instrument flight plans with air traffic control to ensure that flights are coordinated with other air traffic.

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12) Inspect aircraft for defects and malfunctions, according to pre-flight checklists.

13) Make announcements regarding flights, using public address systems.

14) Monitor engine operation, fuel consumption, and functioning of aircraft systems during flights.


15) Monitor gauges, warning devices, and control panels to verify aircraft performance and to regulate engine speed.

16) Order changes in fuel supplies, loads, routes, or schedules to ensure safety of flights.

17) Plan and formulate flight activities and test schedules, and prepare flight evaluation reports.

18) Respond to and report in-flight emergencies and malfunctions.

19) Start engines, operate controls, and pilot airplanes to transport passengers, mail, or freight, while adhering to flight plans, regulations, and procedures.

20) Steer aircraft along planned routes with the assistance of autopilot and flight management computers.

21) Work as part of a flight team with other crew members, especially during takeoffs and landings.

22) Conduct in-flight tests and evaluations at specified altitudes and in all types of weather, in order to determine the receptivity and other characteristics of equipment and systems.

23) Evaluate other pilots or pilot-license applicants for proficiency.

24) Instruct other pilots and student pilots in aircraft operations and the principles of flight.

25) Load smaller aircraft, handling passenger luggage and supervising refueling.

26) Perform minor maintenance work, or arrange for major maintenance.

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"Airline Pilot, Copilot, and Flight Engineer"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-E-I        SOC:  53-2011.00


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