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You might hire an airline pilot to:

  • Fly a commercial or private jet
  • Coordinate flight plans for your aircraft

  • Conduct pre-flight checks
  • Support another pilot with flight operations
Required skills and qualifications
Preferred skills and qualifications
Has earned a commercial pilot license
Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in aviation
Has logged over 2,000 hours of flight time
Three or more years as a commercial pilot
Successful completion of a certified pilot training program
Ability to speak and understand multiple languages
Experience working for an airline
Strong leadership skills
Has earned an airline transport pilot license
Experience in a related field such as aircraft engineering