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Aircraft pilots and related associate professionals control the operation of mechanical, electrical and electronic equipment, in order to navigate aircraft for transporting passengers, mail and freight and perform related pre-flight and in-flight tasks.
Tasks include -
(a) flying and navigating aircraft in accordance with established control and operating procedures;
(b) preparing and submitting flight plans or examining standard flight plans;
(c) controlling the operation of mechanical, electrical and electronic equipment and ensuring that all instruments and controls work properly;
(d) applying knowledge of principles and practices of flying in order to identify and solve problems arising in the course of their work;
(e) examining maintenance records and conducting inspections to ensure that aircraft are mechanically sound, maintenance has been performed and that all equipment is operational;
(f) signing necessary certificates and maintaining official records of flight;
(g) obtaining briefings and clearances before flights and maintaining contact with air traffic or flight control during flight.
Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Aerial crop sprayer
- Flight engineer
- Flying instructor
- Navigator (flight)
- Pilot (aircraft)