Questions for a School Report

Hi! I’m new here, but needed some information from an Airline or commercial pilot. I only have 5 questions:

  1. Tell me about a typical day in your work

  2. How did you get your job? What kind of schooling/training did you receive?

  3. What is the best way to become an airline pilot?

  4. Are there any advancement opportunities beyond becoming captain?

  5. What are some useful skills within the field?


I recommend you take a look at our FAQ section. You’ll find the answers to most generic broad questions like the ones you pose. Feel free to return after more specific questions. As for your first question there’s no such thing as a “typical” day. Depending on a pilot’s seniority, airline and airplane the days can and do vary dramatically.



All of that information will be available in our “Flying the Line” or FAQ sections.