We surveyed 365 commercial pilots to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Commercial pilots are realistic and enterprising

Commercial pilots tend to be predominantly realistic individuals, which means that they often enjoy working outdoors or applying themselves to a hands-on project. They also tend to be enterprising, which means that they are usually quite natural leaders who thrive at influencing and persuading others.

If you are one or both of these archetypes, you may be well suited to be a commercial pilot. However, if you are artistic, this is probably not a good career for you. Unsure of where you fit in? Take the career test now.

Here’s how the Holland codes of the average commercial pilot break down: