What are my responsibilities as a commercial airline pilot?

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As a commercial airline pilot you have a number of responsibilities, which could include but not be limited to:

  • Gather information about the route, weather, passengers and aircraft
  • Utilising the above information to create a flight plan, this should include details of flight altitude, route and fuel requirements, and should then be submitted to air traffic control
  • Check the overall condition of the aircraft and that the safety systems are working properly before and after every flight
  • Conduct pre-flight checks on the navigation and operating system
  • Communicate with air traffic control before take-off, during the flight and landing
  • Monitor and conduct regular checks on the engines, aircraft systems, fuel consumption and weather conditions
  • Brief the cabin crew before and during the flight
  • Communicate flight updates with passengers