Working as a pilot for Finnair

Are you dreaming of being a pilot? The work of an airline pilot is intriguing and rewarding while also demanding and challenging. As a pilot you’ll get instant feedback for your work.

There are always two pilots in the cockpit: captain and first officer. The first officer acts as a co-pilot, building up invaluable experience that prepares him or her for one day taking over the captain’s duties.

As pilots grow in seniority and experience, they can advance to flying different types of aircraft. Pilots can apply to work as captain once they have accumulated the required number of flying hours as first officer.

The work is characterised by irregularity as pilots may work at any time of the day. The length of the working day depends on the aircraft used and the routes flown.

Minimum requirements:

  • High school diploma or alternative 3 years of professional qualifications
  • Fluent in Finish and English
  • EASA CPL(A) (with ATPL theory) or ATPL(A)
  • Class 1 Medical Certificate
  • ME/IR ratings
  • 70 hours as PIC
  • MCC certificate
  • At least 163cm tall

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