A Study On Airline Pilots

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What kind of man or woman has the confidence to fly a complicated, multi-million dollar machine, with up to six-hundred people onboard through good conditions and bad, and say to them self and others “no problem, piece of cake?” Who are these people? They are a special breed who enjoy excitement in their life and do something they are extremely passionate about. This paper will dive deeper into the lives of these individuals and explore why they chose to do what they do, how they became who they are, what their life is like, and what kinds of personality traits are common among them. How this Study was Conducted For this study of airline pilots, I conducted two forms of research. I interviewed four current airline pilots. One is a captain at a major U.S. airline. Two are first officers at a major U.S. airline. One is a first officer at a regional subsidiary for a major U.S. airline. I also read various Internet and library database sources that provided information about airline pilots’ lives and their personality traits. It’s in the Blood If you were to ask a group of random people if they thought they would be doing what they do today when they were toddlers, chances are very low that they would say yes. However, if you were to ask the same question to a group of airline pilots, you would likely receive the exact opposite answer. This became evident as I conducted my interviews. All four pilots I interviewed stated that they had wanted to be pilots since they were
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