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Airline Pilot

Pilots fly passengers and cargo for private corporations and commercial or charter airlines. Usually, two pilots, a captain and co-captain or pilot and copilot, share the responsibilities in larger, jet-propelled aircraft. The pilot and copilot check the aircraft, including controls, engines, instruments, tires, and luggage and cargo loading to assure that all systems are operating properly. The pilot checks with the weather service to determine the fastest, safest, and smoothest flight path and files a flight plan.