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Commercial Pilots Are Paid To Fly

Commercial Pilots Are Paid To FlyAirline pilots have a glamorous job, and that job comes a great amount of responsibility. Commercial pilots must be able to plan flight routes, check their aircraft systems and navigate using instruments. They must also be able to communicate with different airports and air traffic controllers.

Candidates wanting to work as commercial airline pilots must have a pilot’s license; at least 250 hours of flying experience; be at least 18 years old; and pass physical examinations, including hearing and vision. Candidates must also pass FAA written test on navigation techniques and principles of safe flight. They must also demonstrate their flying skills.

What Factors Affect a Commercial Pilot’s Salary?

Written by Jeremy Laukkonen.
Many different factors can affect a commercial pilot’s salary, though the main consideration is typically seniority. Pilots who have a lot of flight hours, and have flown for the same company for many years, tend to make substantially more than entry level pilots. Salary is also highly dependent on whether a pilot is a captain or first officer, and other factors such as the industry he works in, the routes that are flown, and the number of hours worked each month. There are many different industries that a commercial pilot can work in, each of which offers varying levels of pay. A commercial pilot’s salary can even depend on the specific company he works for, as different businesses within the same industry often have significantly different pay scales.

Commercial pilots are highly trained individuals who are authorized to receive payment for piloting, or co-piloting, various types of aircraft. A Commercial Pilot’s License (CPL), or the more advanced Airline Transport Pilot License (ATP) are typically necessary to have this type of career. There are also different type ratings for airplanes, helicopters, and other types of aircraft a commercial pilot is authorized to fly. Since a pilot’s job prospects are affected by his license and ratings, those can be important determining factors for a commercial pilot’s salary.

Among pilots who have similar credentials, and work in the same industry, the biggest determining factor for salary is seniority. Brand new commercial pilots tend to have fairly low starting salaries, and they typically act as first officers rather than captains. After a significant amount of seniority as been built up, a captain can make four to eight times more than his starting pay. Seniority is typically not the same thing as experience, as it only refers to the amount of time spent with a specific company. That means a commercial pilot’s salary will typically suffer if he has to find work with a new company, even if he has many years of experience, although both factors certainly do affect pay grades.

A commercial pilot’s salary can also depend on the industry he works in. Some industries pay better than others, and some individual companies also have significantly higher or lower levels of pay. Commercial pilots who work for passenger airlines tend to make less than those who work for cargo airlines, though there are exceptions. There are also many other industries that employ commercial pilots, such as private air charter companies and medical transport services, each of which has its own independent pay scales.

Flight School Pro Pilot Programs

The programs at Aviator Flight School Academy is designed to provide what the airline industry
demands of future commercial pilots. The training you will receive at Aviator is one of the most
intensive and challenging programs offered in aviation flight training today.
The school’s 37,000 sq. ft. Administration & Academic training facility is open from 7 am
to 6 pm daily. The Flight Operations building is open 24/7 daily, rain or shine.

During your flight training you will fly a total of 259 hours, of which 200 hours will be in a
multi-engine aircraft. No flight simulators are used for total flight time. The ground school
portion is in a structured classroom environment.

You will receive a minimum of 643 instructional hours for Professional Pilot Program.
484 instructional hours for Commercial Pilot Program. The instructional hours includes
all ground and flight training. 6 months of housing is included in the program.
If you come with a PPL 5 months will be included. Commercial Pilot program
includes 4 months of housing, if you come with a PPL 3 months will be included.

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