A pilot or aviator is a person who controls the flight of an aircraft by operating its directional flight controls. Pilots may be responsible for transporting civilians, members of the military, private goods, commercial products, or other types of cargo. The type of aircraft used depends on the pilot's specialization. Some pilots fly helicopters while others fly larger commercial aircraft to transport tens or even hundreds of passengers. Other pilots fly cargo planes to move large amounts of mail, automobiles, industrial equipment and other goods from one area to another.

Why Pilot

Becoming a pilot is one of life’s most challenging and rewarding adventures. A career in aviation is an opportunity to get paid to do what you love. Many young people dream of one day becoming an airline pilot and flying all over the world. Over a century since the early days of aviation, there is a certain awe and respect for the men and women who are at the controls of massive and complex aircraft.
Here are some of the responsibilities; all good pilots should be prepared for:

  • They have to ensure that the controls of the aircraft work properly and they also verify if there is enough fuel for the flight
  • They gather all the information about the weather conditions and connect it with the flight route and calculate the proper altitude for the flight
  • They communicate with air-traffic control before take-off, during the flight and before landing.
  • In case of a technical problem or any emergency, the captain has to manage the situation and make quick decisions
  • Pilots also have to write flight reports and declare any technical error or issue they noticed with the aircraft.
  • Pilots keep everyone safe. This is probably one of the most important responsibilities as so many lives depend on the decisions of one person


An associate's or Bachelor's degree in aviation, aeronautics or a related discipline, is usually preferable if a person want to be fully prepared for a pilot job. However, certain pilot jobs don’t require a Bachelor’s degree.
Aerospace engineering programmes in particular, will help students develop an understanding of engineering (engines, propeller systems, hydraulics), fuel and carburetion, flight instrumentation, aerial manoeuvres, stability and control, and flying techniques.
During a Bachelor degree, student can also engage in an internship and participate in academic organizations, associations that are dedicated to aviation, airport or flight services.

Trend in Job Market

The airline industry is on the verge of pilot hiring in history. Nowadays airlines are in heavy growth mode, placing orders for new airplanes and seeking the pilots to fly them.There's big money to be made flying for international airlines. In Asia especially, demand for well-qualified pilots is exploding. Sometimes overlooked, there are also a wide variety of different careers in aviation beyond the airline environment:Corporate & Charter Aviation, Forest Fire Detection and Suppression, Military Aviation, Flight Instruction, Helicopter Pilots, Aerobatics and Air Shows,Domestic and International Medivac, Airborne Imaging and Surveying, Management, etc.