Who Is Pilot - What Does Do Pilot?

who is pilot

Pilot is the professional title given to the person responsible for safely flying passenger, cargo or personal aircraft. The flight is usually led by two pilots. One is the captain, who is the command pilot, and the other is the second pilot. The second pilot maintains communication with the air traffic controller while the captain operates the flight systems. In some cases, such as long-haul flights, three or four pilots may be on board.

What Does a Pilot Do? What are their Duties and Responsibilities?

  • Ensure the availability of all information about the route, weather, passengers and aircraft,
  • Creating a flight plan detailing the altitude, the route to be followed and the amount of fuel required for the
  • flight,
  • To ensure that the fuel level balances economy with safety,
  • Making sure that all security systems are working properly,
  • Informing the cabin crew before the flight and communicating regularly throughout the flight,
  • Performing pre-flight navigation and operating systems checks,
  • Communicating with the air traffic controller before takeoff, during flight and landing,
  • Ensuring compliance with noise regulations during takeoff and landing,
  • Making regular checks on the technical performance and position of the aircraft, weather conditions and air traffic,
  • Keeping the logbook of the aircraft up to date,
  • Writing a report at the end of the trip stating flight-related problems.

Features That Should Be in a Pilot

  • Demonstrate excellent spatial awareness and coordination skills,
  • Demonstrate good communication skills,
  • Ability to perform teamwork and management,
  • To have leadership qualities that can give clear commands to the cabin crew and passengers,
  • Ability to think quickly and make decisions in difficult situations

Why is English required?

First of all, in accordance with the conditions of ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Authority), it is obligatory to provide English, the common language used in aviation, at the specified level. English is widely and basically used in the aviation industry, pilotage exams are held in English, ordinary daily business documents are in
English, and communications are established in English in accordance with international rules.

For this reason, the standards specified in speaking, writing, reading and listening skills in English are seriously sought and candidates other than these are not given a chance. In addition, the profession of piloting is a profession practiced in multiple countries. It is also necessary because you have a very high chance of working in other countries and flying with foreign citizens.

Who can't be a pilot?

All candidates with a diagnosis of heart disease (congenital heart anomalies, all rhythm disorders, heart valve diseases,  low blood pressure, high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, varicose veins and other heart diseases), including those who have been  diagnosed and treated in the past, are not eligible for employment.