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Aircraft Pilot

Class Specification – G.55
Aircraft Pilot – 8436

March, 1981

Class Concept

Under general supervision Aircraft Pilots fly single and multiengine helicopters, light single-engine or heavy multiengine propeller airplanes in the transport of passengers, freight, supplies or special instruments; and perform other related duties as required.

Incumbents typically make preflight checks of weather maps and current weather information to ascertain flying conditions; check the aircraft, distribution of cargo, and fuel levels; plan flight pattern, estimate fuel consumption and determine route or alternate routes; and log flight in terms of departure, hours flown and arrival time.

Incumbents fly aircraft in accordance with visual flight rules or by use of instruments; maintain radio contact and receive and verify traffic control instructions; monitor and adjust instruments related to engine control and fuel flow; are assigned responsibility for enforcement of Federal Aviation Administration safety regulations; and may operate experimental equipment and read experimental instruments.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants for positions in the Aircraft Pilot class are expected to possess the skills, knowledges, and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the positions. Must have a valid commercial pilot license or certificate as issued by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Note: Specific qualification requirements are approved for positions by the Personnel Manager in accordance with the provisions of Staff Personnel Policies 210.8 and 210.9.