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Why are airplanes pilots called captains?
It's a pretty good question. Is there some swearing in ceremony that I missed?
so i am not sure this will totally answer the question but i will give it a shot... the most
experienced pilot on the flight oversees the whole operation of the flight and is designated as 'Captain.' I surmise that it is probably a designation to avoid confusion about who the PIC is.
The Captain must have an air transport pilot's license in addition to other requirements and they often have one or more advanced ratings according to a source...i am NOT a pilot.
So are the drivers of ships called Captains. I guess when you operate a big vessel the appropriate title is Captain.
Airline captains have very specific training that they undergo in order to become a captain and then continuous training at least twice yearly. There is no swearing in ceremony that I'm aware of, but they definitely work to get the title.
I am not a pilot but have a brother and brother-in-law who are airline captains. They both work very hard.
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