Also referred to as: Airline Pilot, Airplane Captain (Large Jet), Large Jet Captain
Requirements and Responsibilities

Captain/Pilot in Command (Large Jet) ensures that trip of assigned flight (aircraft larger than 12,500 pounds at takeoff) is conducted in the safest manner possible. Determines flight routes, speed, and take off and landing times to fulfill scheduling requirements. Being a Captain/Pilot in Command (Large Jet) must stay current with federal and local flight regulations. Typically requires a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Captain/Pilot in Command (Large Jet) possesses current airline transport certificate with necessary type ratings. Requires a minimum of 5,000 hours of flight experience. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. Captain/Pilot in Command (Large Jet)'s years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.

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