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"Commercial Pilot"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Pilot and navigate the flight of small fixed or rotary winged aircraft, primarily for the transport of cargo and passengers. Requires Commercial Rating.

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Job Duties and Tasks for: "Commercial Pilot"

1) Check aircraft prior to flights to ensure that the engines, controls, instruments, and other systems are functioning properly.

2) Check baggage or cargo to ensure that it has been loaded correctly.


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

4) Consider airport altitudes, outside temperatures, plane weights, and wind speeds and directions in order to calculate the speed needed to become airborne.

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


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

7) File instrument flight plans with air traffic control so that flights can be coordinated with other air traffic.

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

9) Obtain and review data such as load weights, fuel supplies, weather conditions, and flight schedules in order to determine flight plans, and to see if changes might be necessary.

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

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

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12) Plan flights, following government and company regulations, using aeronautical charts and navigation instruments.

13) Request changes in altitudes or routes as circumstances dictate.

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


15) Use instrumentation to pilot aircraft when visibility is poor.

16) Check the flight performance of new and experimental planes.

17) 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.

18) Co-pilot aircraft, or perform captain's duties if required.

19) Fly with other pilots or pilot-license applicants to evaluate their proficiency.

20) Instruct other pilots and student pilots in aircraft operations.

21) Perform minor aircraft maintenance and repair work, or arrange for major maintenance.

22) Supervise other crew members.

23) Teach company regulations and procedures to other pilots.

24) Write specified information in flight records, such as flight times, altitudes flown, and fuel consumption.

25) Pilot airplanes or helicopters over farmlands at low altitudes to dust or spray fields with fertilizers, fungicides, or pesticides.

26) Rescue and evacuate injured persons.

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"Commercial Pilot"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-E-I        SOC:  53-2012.00


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