We surveyed 621 commercial pilots to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical commercial pilot. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a commercial pilot?

Low

High

Working as a commercial pilot typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a commercial pilot?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a commercial pilot typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a commercial pilot?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as a commercial pilot. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for commercial pilots.

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Do commercial pilots work full-time or part-time?

91% of commercial pilots work in full-time roles while 9% work part-time.