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Pilot Career CenterWhich Pilot Job Is Right For You?
By Kyle Garrett
Pilot Career Center - There's a huge variety of pilot careers out there. Which career are you most interested in? Read on and follow the links for more details on each pilot career.
Airline Pilot Careers
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Commercial Pilot Careers
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Corporate Pilot Careers
- Corporate Pilot Training
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- Corporate Pilot Jobs
Corporate Pilot "On Call"
In a corporate pilot career, you can expect to be "on call" for several days at a time, meaning that you could be called to take a flight somewhere at any given moment, day or night. When you get the call, you might be going to an unfamiliar airport, and you'll be required to plan all aspects of the flight including weather, route, airports, terrain, and even in-flight meals and beverages for your passengers. Once at your destination, you may be required to remain on call for many hours as your passengers may or may not have a set schedule. As a corporate pilot, you must be ready to go when your passengers are ready to go.
Corporate Pilot Careers
Corporate pilots fly all kinds of aircraft from helicopters to unpressurized piston singles, to the largest, fastest business jets. Corporate flight crews are usually made up of a captain and a first officer, as the vast majority of corporate aircraft require two pilots at the controls, either because of the type certificate of the aircraft, or as an insurance requirement, or both. Some corporate flight departments will hire first officers with only a commercial pilot license, but to be promoted to captain, plan on earning your airline transport pilot certificate. Find out more about corporate pilot training.