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Chief Pilot #1032

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Chief Pilot #1032

This aircraft pilot is the chief pilot for a private airline company in Iowa. He flies charter flights all over North America.

Most of the time he flies local corporate executives to meetings, which he enjoys because many of the meetings are in warmer climates in the winter months.

He begins preparation for such a flight by talking with the flight dispatcher and aviation weather forecasters to find out weather conditions on the route and at the final destination. He then chooses a route, altitude and speed that should provide the fastest, safest, and smoothest flight. He prides himself in the care he takes in planning flights. His final plan is submitted to the air traffic controller. Just prior to the flight, he inspects the plane to make sure that systems are functioning properly. He feels it is important to greet his passengers and learn their names, since many fly with him often. During the flight, he communicates with air traffic controllers and monitors computerized controls and instruments. After landing he visits with his passengers about their plans to confirm the return flight and then completes records on the flight.

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