Flight Crew -
Regional airlines cover shorter routes
transporting passengers between country and city airports in
sophisticated multi-engine aircraft seating 12-50 passengers.
This work often involves very low flying
with precision and accuracy using either purpose built agricultural
fixed wing air aircraft or helicopters. an additional block of
training is required to ensure that the special nature of this flying
is executed to the highest standards of safety.
Search and Rescue
Depending on the area to be searched
either a fixed wing aircraft or helicopter will be co-opted to fly
coordinated search pattens under the direction of a control centre.
Police Air Wing
Working with the Police Air Wing often
involves search and rescue, providing a fast response to incidents and
accidents. In addition, traffic control, flood relief and search for
illicit activities, are all part of a police pilots work.
Air Ambulances are used for routine
medical visits, emergencies and transfers from remote locations.
Additionally, there is the transportation of surgeons, doctors,
dentists and other medical specialists to out lying areas to assist
remote communications unable to obtain professional medical care any
Instructing requires an extensive and
specialised training course. It includes understanding modes of basic
human behaviour, allied with developing a high level of skill.
Instructing can be mixed with charter flying, which can provide
further qualifications and flying hours whilst receiving income.
This work usually involves flying
operations to remote areas transporting personnel of large
corporations such as mining or oil companies. Aircraft can be
helicopter or multi-engine fixed wing.
Coastguard / Customs
Coastguard and customs are responsible
for controlling the movement of people, goods, ships and aircraft in
and out of countries. The airborne section often carries out long
patrol flights of the coastline and other areas when called on.