ASK THE PILOT
Business Traveller India|October 2021
It all seems like a bit of fun until somebody gets hurt. Enter the captain…

I am sure that many of you, at some point, will have read media articles about how well-paid pilots are. I can neither confirm nor deny this as it depends on who you fly for, what you fly and where you are based. However, as background, I thought you might be interested to know more about the responsibilities and authority of the captain.

First and foremost, the captain is legally responsible for the safety and security of the aircraft and all persons on board. Safety throughout the aviation world is paramount, which is why air travel has earned the reputation of being one of the safest forms of transport. If, at any point, the captain has any concerns in this regard, their decision is final and cannot be overridden.

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