aircraft pilot


Aircraft pilots control and navigate aircraft. They operate the mechanical and electrical systems of the aircraft and transport people, mail and freight.

Alternative label

  • cargoplane first officer

  • aeroplane captain

  • aircraft second officer

  • helicopter chief pilot

  • aircraft first officer

  • aircraft captain

  • helicopter pilot

  • cargoplane pilot

  • aeroplane pilot

Regulatory aspect

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