1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2541-11 Aircraft Pilot

Flies aircraft to transport passengers, mail and freight or provide agricultural, aviation and aerial surveillance services.

Skill Level:
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.

Tasks Include:

  • 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

Specialisations:
Helicopter Pilot

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