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helicopter pilot

Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
3 years to less than 5 years

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)

    • Visual Flight Rating
    • Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Licence
    • Commercial Pilot Licence – rotors

Type of Flying

    • Search and rescue
    • Government transport
    • Forest firefighting
    • Commercial aviation
    • Bush pilot operation
    • Aerial surveys

Pilot Specific Skills

    • Fly fixed wing aircrafts or helicopters
    • Conduct pre-flight inspection of aircraft and check passenger and cargo distribution to ensure that weight and balance specifications are met
    • Co-ordinate flight activities with ground crews and air-traffic control, inform crew members of flight and test procedures and direct activities of aircraft crew during flights
    • Contact control towers for takeoff clearances, arrival instructions and other information
    • Conduct in-flight tests and monitor functioning of aircraft equipment and systems during flights
    • Maintain communications with flight dispatchers and weather forecasters and respond to and report in-flight emergencies and malfunctions
    • Prepare flight evaluation reports

Security and Safety

    • Medical exam
    • Criminal record check

Transportation/Travel Information

    • Willing to travel
    • Valid driver’s licence
    • Travel expenses paid by employer

Work Location Information

    • Various locations

Personal Suitability

  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Client focus
  • Judgement
  • Reliability
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