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Fixed Wing Pilot Jobs in Alabama
The most respected fixed-wing pilots from Alabama are able to plan their flights and ensure the airplane is safe and operable, and a lot more. Top paid fixed-wing pilots in Alabama also work to make sure the airplane's cargo has been loaded properly, and that weather conditions are safe and the aircraft's engine is running perfectly.
Professional fixed-wing pilots looking for top-paying pilot jobs around ~regions~are expected to file flight plans with air traffic controllers and they must be able to modify flight plans in mid-flight due to the ever-changing weather conditions or aircraft performance issues.
Why do some fixed-wing pilots land all the best-paying fixed-wing pilot jobs in Alabama? Easy, they have the experience, the flight hours, they meet all the requirements, AND they are able to do takeoffs and landings and all the most difficult aspects of professional piloting (transporting people or cargo by airplane).
Most Alabama-based aviation employers hiring fixed-wing pilots for the top-paying fixed-wing pilot jobs in Alabama look for the ability to work well with others under pressure while showing the ability to coordinate and work flawlessly with copilots and flight engineers, and even flight attendants.
The FAA World From The Perspective of Air Traffic
At any given moment there are approximately 5,000 aircraft traversing the U.S. skies. The FAA is a year-round, 24/7 operation, responsible for 5.3 million square miles of U.S. domestic airspace and 24 million square miles of U.S. airspace over the oceans. There are 43,290 average daily flights in and out of the U.S. More than 14,000 air traffic controllers manage traffic from many of the FAA’s 700 facilities. Fifty-five hundred airway transportation system specialists maintain more than 70,000 pieces of equipment. Aviation contributes $1.6 trillion annually to the U.S. economy and constitutes 5.1 percent of the gross domestic product. Aviation generates 10 million jobs in the U.S. annually.
Fixed-Wing Aircraft Factoid Landing Gear
The landing gear supports the aircraft during landing and while it is on the ground. Simple aircraft that fly at low speeds generally have fixed gear. This means the gear is stationary and does not retract for flight. Faster, more complex aircraft have retractable landing gear. After takeoff, the landing gear is retracted into the fuselage or wings and out of the airstream. This is important because extended gear create significant parasite drag which reduces performance.