2541-11 Aircraft Pilot
Flies aircraft to transport passengers, mail and freight or provide agricultural, aviation and aerial surveillance services.
The entry requirement for this occupation is commensurate with an AQF Diploma or higher qualification and a prescribed minimum amount of flying experience in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing is required.
- prepares and submits flight plans giving consideration to factors such as weather conditions and aircraft performance
- flies aircraft in accordance with established air traffic control and aircraft operating procedures
- examines flight plans noting the availability of navigational aids and other operational facilities
- examines number of passengers and quantity of freight to be moved, location of pick-up and destinations, assesses fuel requirements, and arranges supply
- examines maintenance releases and conducts inspections to ensure aircraft are mechanically sound, maintenance has been performed and that all equipment is operational
- signs necessary certificates and maintains official records of flight
- briefs crew on flight details and coordinates crew activities
- monitors information from instruments and other sources to keep aircraft on track and flying safely
- obtains briefings and clearances before flights and maintains contact with air traffic or flight control during flights