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Aircraft Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers

About this career

£67,667

Median salary

New workers start around £43,667.41. Normal pay is £67,667 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £129,225.42.

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Jobs

Subjects achieved a 100% pass rate, including Maths, Further Maths, Physics, English Literature and Spanish.

About this career

  • Accompanies pupil on training flights and demonstrates flying techniques.
  • Handles emergencies, unscheduled traffic and other unanticipated incidents.
  • Plans flight route, calculate fuel consumption and optimum flying height and obtains information on weather and other conditions, such as cargo distribution.
  • Gives landing Instructions to pilot and monitors descent.
  • Directs the movement of aircraft and maintains radio and/or radar or visual contact en-route to its destination, in and out of controlled airspace or into holding areas ready for landing.
  • Maintains radio contact and discusses weather conditions with air traffic controllers.
  • Monitors fuel consumption, air pressure, engine performance and other indicators during flight and advises pilot of any factors that affect the navigation or performance of the aircraft.
  • Directs or undertakes the operation of controls to fly airplanes and helicopters, complying with air traffic control and aircraft operating procedures.
  • Directs or undertakes checks on engines, instruments, control panels, cargo distribution, fuel supplies, aircraft's stability, response to controls and overall performance.
  • Studies flight plan and makes any necessary adjustments.

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Critical Thinking
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Active Listening
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Reading Comprehension
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Monitoring
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Active Learning
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Speaking
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Mathematics
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Science
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Learning Strategies
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Writing
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