Have you ever thought about being an airline pilot?Being a pilot is
challenging and exciting. However, some aspects of a pilot`s job can
be boring, and pilots often have inconvenient hours.
A pilot`s work begins long before the plane takes off. Two or three
hours before a flight, the pilot and the flight dispatcher meet.They plan
the exact route the aircraft will take, using information about weather,
number of passengers, and cargo. The pilot also helps check the plane
the plane for technical or mechanical problems.
Pilots often say that the worst thing about flying is sitting in the
cockpit, which is very cramped. Once the plane is in the air, the pilot
usually puts the controls on "autopilot." And on very long flights, a
pilot may take a break for a few hours, leaving the co-pilot to fly the
A pilot must be intelligent, calm under pressure, and in excellent
health. The life of the crew and passengers depends on a pilot`s skill