Air Pilots 


Pilots fly fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters to transport passengers and freight and provide other services including search and rescue, aerial surveying and spraying and crop dusting. They may also test new aircraft.


Work: Pilots perform some or all of the following duties: , Fly fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters to transport passengers and freight; Provide services including search and rescue, aerial surveying and spraying and crop dusting; Direct activities of the aircraft crew during flights, as captain of aircraft; Co-pilot aircraft and perform captain's duties if required, as first officer; Test new aircraft to evaluate aircraft performance; Train pilots to use new equipment, or prepare them for examination to re-validate or upgrade existing licences.

Title Examples: Air Pilot, Chief Flying Instructor, Chief Pilot, Co-pilot, Flying Instructor, Helicoptor Pilot, Military Pilot, Pilot, Test Pilot

Useful Secondary School subjects: Math, Physics, Computer-related courses, English, French

Degrees associated with this career: High School Diploma, Certificate, Diploma, Associate, Bachelor

Requirements: People in this occupation must complete high school, graduate from a certified flying or aviation school and have a commercial pilot's licence. Many recent entrants have a community college diploma. , People in this occupation may require a university degree or college diploma. , Pilots may need additional licences or endorsements to fly different types of aircraft. , Some employers may provide structured training for pilots and flight engineers. , Flight instructors require Transport Canada ratings and endorsements to provide instruction on different types of aircraft.

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