Helicopter piloting instructor - Salary and Career
Aeronautical piloting professionals

Helicopter piloting instructor - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They pilot large airplanes or helicopters to transport passengers or cargo on national or international flights, conduct navigation by operating the aircraft's systems, following a pre-established flight plan and applying air traffic rules and safety procedures, giving flight instructions theoretical and practical lessons in aero clubs or airlines, carry out flight tests on prototypes with the purpose of approving new models and types of aircraft, perform special flights on aircraft that have just left the production lines or maintenance workshops.

How much does an Helicopter piloting instructor earn

A Helicopter piloting instructor earns between $1.100 and $18.821 per month, with an average monthly salary of $4.528 and a median salary of $1.212 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 285 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Helicopter piloting instructor

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 4.528 54.338 1.132 23
1º Quartile 1.100 13.200 275 6
Median Salary 1.212 14.544 303 6
3º Quartile 14.354 172.243 3.588 72
Higher Salary 18.821 225.851 4.705 94

Professional job categories

  • Science and arts professionals
    • professionals of the exact sciences, physics and engineering
      • professionals in air, sea and river navigation
        • aeronautical piloting professionals

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Main workplaces

Aeronautical piloting professionals these workers work in areas linked to air transport, research and development, public administration, defense and social security, recreational, cultural and sports activities. They are registered employees. They work with occasional supervision, individually and in teams, in vehicles and at irregular hours. Eventually, they work under pressure, leading to a stressful situation, spend long periods in uncomfortable positions, at great heights, confined and exposed to toxic materials, high temperatures, intense noise and sunlight.

What does it take to work in the field of Aeronautical piloting professionals

To enter these occupations, it is necessary, at least, to complete high school, three to four years of professional experience and a basic qualification course of up to two hundred class hours for the Flight Instructor and more than four hundred class hours for the others. This family is composed of professionals who reach the levels of experience and technical competence required by the DAC - Department of Civil Aviation to be qualified as PLA - Airline Pilots (airplane) or PLAH - (helicopter). With the growth of the Brazilian aviation industry, the test pilot course was created at the CTA, which is enabled by the DAC.

Functions and activities of Helicopter piloting instructor

Aeronautical piloting professionals must:

  • perform test flight;
  • give flight instruction;
  • manage your flight;
  • manage the flight;
  • pilot aircraft;
  • delivery flight instruction;
  • planning flight;
  • execute test flight;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • flying aircraft;
  • participate in aircraft projects;
  • perform production and maintenance flight;
  • manage flight;
  • plan flight;
  • establish communication;
  • deliver flight instruction;
  • participate in aircraft design;

  • Activities

    • optimize flight plan (route, altitude, speed);
    • approve flight manual;
    • establish communication with other aircraft;
    • demonstrate quick thinking;
    • complete flight plan;
    • guide student on each phase of flight (taxiing, takeoff, ascent, descent, landing);
    • demonstrate interpersonal skills;
    • explain maneuvers;
    • define regulatory verification methods;
    • synchronize activities with crew;
    • monitor aircraft supply;
    • act in emergency situations;
    • position student in cabin;
    • evaluate flight quality;
    • demonstrate self-control;
    • monitor risk tests;
    • use standard phraseology;
    • demonstrate adaptability to the environment;
    • prepare aircraft for overnight stay;
    • define cabin layout;
    • supervise student in the execution of maneuvers;
    • drop aircraft;
    • make decisions;
    • report emergency situations;
    • get information about the weather conditions of the route and destination;
    • push aircraft;
    • perform limit maneuvers;
    • check cargo and passenger manifest;
    • open aircraft flight domain;
    • validate simulation models;
    • demonstrate maneuvers;
    • take off;
    • coordinate test safety team;
    • consult publications and aeronautical information;
    • coordinate crew activities;
    • handle aircraft controls;
    • demonstrate instruments and their purposes;
    • consult aircraft operating manuals;
    • demonstrate persistence;
    • interpret weather information;
    • represent the aircraft operator;
    • demonstrate physical and psychological ability;
    • establish communication with air traffic agencies;
    • produce aeronautical information;
    • evaluate student;
    • deliver theoretical courses;
    • analyze test results;
    • check aircraft documentation;
    • calculate fuel quantity;
    • according to relevant regulations;
    • demonstrate motor coordination;
    • mitigating risks;
    • learn about the weather conditions of the route and destination;
    • analyze risk levels;
    • demonstrate humility;
    • inform positions;
    • develop normal and emergency procedures;
    • work as a team;
    • request air traffic authorization;
    • participate in the analysis of consequences of possible failures;
    • create reports;
    • establish contact with the company;
    • validate normal procedures;
    • forward student to proficiency exam;
    • proceed to descent the aircraft;
    • fly in formation;
    • master the english language;
    • providing support services and comfort material for passengers;
    • provide information to passengers;
    • release student for solo flight;
    • teach student in flight planning and management;
    • assist student in the execution of maneuvers;
    • follow air traffic guidelines;
    • calculate aircraft weight and balance;
    • demonstrate discipline;
    • evaluate operational limits;
    • enter occurrences in the logbook;
    • manage conflicts;
    • demonstrate self-confidence;
    • perform ascent to cruise level;
    • monitor aircraft systems;
    • fall aircraft;
    • adjust the student's instructional program;
    • demonstrate spatial orientation;
    • measure aircraft performance;
    • flying aircraft within operational limits;
    • check actions and procedures of each stage of the flight through the checklist;
    • taxir aircraft;
    • check aircraft performance;
    • record student performance;
    • validate emergency procedures;
    • land aircraft;
    • schedule student instruction;
    • check flight quality;
    • demonstrate oral and written expression;
    • approve functionality of aircraft systems;
    • prepare aircraft systems;
    • check systems functionality;
    • prove regulatory compliance;
    • conduct cruise flight (navigation);
    • check compliance with approved project;
    • approve test programs;
    • perform external inspection of the aircraft;
    • work as a team;

    Sectors that hire Helicopter piloting instructor the most in the job market

    • flying courses
    • social, sports and similar clubs
    • activities of associations for the defense of social rights
    • other sports activities
    • higher education - undergraduate and postgraduate
    • associative activities
    • technical level vocational education
    • rental of other commercial and industrial machinery and equipment, without operator
    • aircraft maintenance and repair
    • preparatory courses for contests

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