Flight Operations Inspector

Conduct examinations and flight tests.
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Salary Range
$35,000 – $95,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Flight Operations Inspectors do?

Conducts examinations and flight tests to determine individual’s ability to qualify for aircraft pilot’s license. Administers both oral and written examinations to determine applicant’s knowledge of flight rules and regulations, communications, and airport landing procedures. Accompanies pilot on check flight to assess flying skill, stability under emergency conditions, and ability to maintain control of aircraft under flying emergencies. Issues pilot’s license to individuals meeting standards. Investigates aircraft accidents and complaints to determine cause and responsibility. Prepares accident and flight activity reports. Recommends changes in federal flight rules and regulations based on knowledge of operating conditions, aircraft improvements, and other factors. Observes flight activities of crop dusters, flying schools charter services, private pilots, and other licensed aircraft owners within assigned geographical area to ensure conformance to flight and safety regulations.

Should I be a Flight Operations Inspector?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Air-Carrier Operations Inspector, Inspector of Weights and Measures

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