Pilot

Pilot

Pilots fly all over the world, safely transporting passengers and cargo from one destination to another. Pilots need to be qualified in maths and science.

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Humans have always dreamed of flying, but pilots actually get to do it. Airline pilots spend their careers soaring through the clouds in the cockpits of aeroplanes – from takeoff to landing, they’re responsible for the safe arrival of their passengers and crew.

What's cool about being a pilot?

Travelling the world as a key part of your job

Interacting with passengers and helping them see the world

Flying aeroplanes for a living! How cool is that?

Subjects you'll need

Pilots are expected to have a qualification in science and maths. Engineering skills will also be beneficial, as pilots need to regularly carry out pre-flight checks of their instruments, engines and safety systems.

Fun fact

The first aeroplane was built and flown by two American brothers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, in 1903. Their father disapproved, saying “It is impossible for men in the future to fly like birds.” They sure showed him!

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