Aircraft Of The Field Of Aviation

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A pilot is someone who is certified to operate aircraft in order to transport goods and/or passengers from one location to the next, for leisure, business and commercial purposes. Pilots can be employed by the government, corporations, commercial airlines, and can sometimes be self-employed. Aircraft are usually operated by two pilots, who will take turns in controlling the aircraft to avoid fatigue. Pilots are very essential to the function of the field in aviation. The History The field of aviation was jumpstarted on December 17, 1903 when Orville and Wilbur Wright flew a heavier than air machine. From this day forward, Orville and Wilbur Wright became known as the first airplane pilots. The field of aviation began to develop hastily…show more content…
These three main pilots are private, commercial and government. “Private pilots compromise the largest group of pilots and are among the most active fliers.” (http://www.aopa.org/letsgoflying/stories/080827pilots.html#private) One must be 17 years of age and have a minimum of 40 hours of flight time to become a private pilot. With the appropriate training, ratings, and endorsements a private pilot will be able to carry passengers in any aircraft of choice at anytime and in any weather. One drawback of being a private pilot is that they cannot fly for any type of compensation. Although, they can share the operating expenses of the flight with their passengers. Commercial pilots mainly fly for commercial airlines and are paid for flying the aircraft. “To become a commercial pilot one must be 18 years of age and have a minimum of 250 hours of flight time, including 100 hours in powered aircraft, 50 hours in airplanes, and 100 hours as pilot in command.” (http://www.aopa.org/letsgoflying/stories/080827pilots.html#private) “Commercial pilots check the weather and confirm flight plans before departing.” (https://www.sokanu.com/careers/pilot/) Pilots also have to check flight logs and pre-flight inspections prior to their departure. While the aircraft is in motion, pilots are responsible for the wellbeing of all crew and passengers on board. Constant contact with the Federal Aviation
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