Aircraft Pilot by Josh Gregory

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Others become private pilots for corporations or government agencies. They fly businesspeople and government leaders to important meetings around the world in private jets. Some former military pilots use their knowledge to help companies develop new aircraft technology. It is impossible to know exactly what the future will bring for military aircraft pilots. Because of changes in politics and technology, conflicts could happen almost anywhere in the world. Engineers are constantly working to develop new, improved aircraft.

By keeping up with current political events, you can learn which types of skills the military is looking for and take advantage of the bonuses they offer. Will you become a pilot one day? 21st Century Skills Library C o o l M i l i ta r y C a r e e r s aircraft pilot Glossary aircraft (AIR-kraft) vehicles that can fly civilian (suh-VIL-yuhn) not a part of the armed forces cockpits (KAHK-pits) control areas in the front of aircraft where pilots sit dirigibles (DIR-i-juh-buhlz) aircraft (blimps) that are shaped like cigars, filled with gas that makes them rise, and powered by motors dogfights (DOG-fites) battles between fighter planes drones (DROHNZ) unmanned aerial vehicles that are operated by remote control engineers (en-juh-NEERZ) people who design and build machines or large structures intelligence (in-TEL-uh-juhnts) information gathered and used by government agencies to plan and make important decisions maneuvers (muh-NOO-vurz) difficult movements that require planning and skill rank (RANGK) official job level or position recruiters (ri-KROO-turz) military personnel in charge of signing up new members and providing information to people who are interested in joining the military scholarships (SKOL-ur-ships) grants or prizes that pay for students to go to college or follow a course of study stealth (STELTH) the use of silence and secrecy For More Information Books Anderson, Jameson.

S. com/careers/detail/pilot Learn more about what it takes to become a pilot in the Air Force. S. html Find out more about the process of becoming a warrant officer in the Army. , 7 helicopters, 8, 14, 22 inspection, 12, 15 intelligence, 11, 12, 14 languages, 27, 28 maps, 25 military bases, 10–11 missions, 5, 8, 12, 14–16, 19 Officer Candidate School, 21 officers, 11, 12, 16, 20, 21, 22, 24–25, 27 preflight checks, 12 recruiters, 19 Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), 21 safety, 15, 25 salaries, 27, 28 scholarships, 21, 22 stealth aircraft, 8, 14 warrant officers, 22 weapons, 8, 11, 12, 14 weather, 12 Wilson, Woodrow, 7 World War I, 7 World War II, 8 Wright, Orville, 6, 7 Wright, Wilbur, 6, 7 about the author Josh Gregory writes and edits books for kids.

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