Working as a Pilot

Chris from NZ talks about his job as a pilot / flight instructor. Teaching other people how to fly planes.

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For a living, I'm a pilot. More specifically I'm a flight instructor. So that involves me teaching people how to fly planes.

I did that, well I got my qualification to do that after I finished my course, when I was studying to be a pilot. And I've been working as one since.

It's quite rewarding. Very rewarding, in fact. Especially, you know, seeing your students going up for the first time, solo, in their aircraft. Knowing that, you know, you got them to where they are.

As well as that it's a lot of fun getting paid to fly aircraft around. Not everyone gets to do that. Most people don't even get to go in an aircraft.

So I'm very pleased that I've done it. It's been my dream career for a long time , and getting to do it every day, it's absolutely fantastic. I couldn't ask for anything more really.