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Air Transport Professionals (other)

Air Transport Professionals (other)

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Also known as Air Observer (Rescue), Aircraft Navigator, Airworthiness Surveyor, Balloonist, Flight Engineer Inspector, Navigator (Air Force).

This occupation group covers Air Transport Professionals not elsewhere classified. Registration or licensing is required.


Tasks Include:


  • preparing and submitting flight plans giving consideration to factors such as weather conditions and aircraft performance
  • flying aircraft in accordance with established air traffic control and aircraft operating procedures
  • providing flight information for flight crews and air traffic services staff
  • controlling aircraft movements, and directing aircraft taxiing, take-offs and landings by radio
  • providing pre-flight briefings and aeronautical information services
  • completing cockpit preparations and external inspections to determine that aircraft are acceptable for flight
  • monitoring aircraft performance and reporting on mechanical condition
Job prospects for Air Transport Professionals in Victoria

Occupations in the Air Transport Professionals group include Aeroplane Pilot, Air Traffic Controller, Air Transport Professionals (other), Flying Instructor and Helicopter Pilot.

Employment prospects
Skills shortage: this occupation needs more skilled workers now. There are currently 1,800 Air Transport Professionals in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively small occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

Average weekly wage
$2,876.10

Hourly earnings
$76.60

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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