U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
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53-2012 Commercial Pilots
Pilot and navigate the flight of fixed-wing aircraft on nonscheduled air carrier routes, or helicopters. Requires Commercial Pilot certificate. Includes charter pilots with similar certification, and air ambulance and air tour pilots. Excludes regional, National, and international airline pilots.
Illustrative examples: Helicopter Pilot,
Aerial Crop Duster,
Flight Instructor (Commercial Pilots),
Charter Pilot (Commercial Pilot Certificate Required)
Broad Occupation: 53-2010 Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers
Minor Group: 53-2000 Air Transportation Workers
Major Group: 53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010