Tasks of a Commercial Pilot

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1. Check aircraft prior to flights to ensure that the engines, controls, instruments, and other systems are functioning properly.
2. Check baggage or cargo to ensure that it has been loaded correctly.
3. Choose routes, altitudes, and speeds that will provide the fastest, safest, and smoothest flights.
4. Consider airport altitudes, outside temperatures, plane weights, and wind speeds and directions in order to calculate the speed needed to become airborne.
5. Contact control towers for takeoff clearances, arrival instructions, and other information, using radio equipment.
6. Coordinate flight activities with ground crews and air-traffic control, and inform crew members of flight and test procedures.
7. File instrument flight plans with air traffic control so that flights can be coordinated with other air traffic.
8. Monitor engine operation, fuel consumption, and functioning of aircraft systems during flights.
9. Obtain and review data such as load weights, fuel supplies, weather conditions, and flight schedules in order to determine flight plans, and to see if changes might be necessary.
10. Order changes in fuel supplies, loads, routes, or schedules to ensure safety of flights.

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