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Aeroplane Pilot

Kaiwhakahaere Waka Rererangi

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Aeroplane pilots fly aircraft to transport people or goods. Some pilots fly aircraft to aerially spread fertiliser or bait.


Pilots flying domestic routes usually earn

$50K-$190K per year

Pilots flying international routes usually earn

$80K-$300K per year

Source: Air Nelson, Aviation New Zealand and Massey University School of Aviation, 2018.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as an aeroplane pilot are good due to increasing demand.
Two pilots in the cockpit of a plane

Aeroplane pilots navigate and fly planes to their destination

Last updated 15 March 2018