Pilot 1st Officer
The co-pilot is the second in command to the captain although no less qualified. The flight tasks are usually shared between the two pilots in terms of take offs, landings, instrument checks, pre flights checks, obtaining tower clearance, calculating load checks, communicating with staff and programming navigational equipment. The first officer is required to take command if the captain is unable to for any reason. To become a first officer an individual must gain an Airline Transport Pilot's licence. For more information on this role and getting in.
General Information on becoming a Pilot