Cargo Pilot

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Cargo pilotCargo emoji.png is one of the jobs (and skills) available in Transport Tycoon. As a cargo pilot you will transport passengers with airplanes between various airports using Air Traffic Control (ATC). You will have to start off with a small airplane and gradually work your way up to take control of huge airliners. Like any tiered job, your pay will depend heavily on your progress within the skill.

Getting Started

Using Air Traffic Control (ATC) is mandatory, so read the instructions before flying. Failure to use ATC can result in bans.

Airplanes are expensive, so consider doing another job first such as Garbage Collector or take a Loan. Cargo will eventually deplete in high-demand areas, meaning that longer routes are more sustainable. Delivering and Taking cargo depletes stocks. If airports are not loading while flying then enable Settings → Advanced Graphics → High Detail Streaming While Flying.

  1. Visit any Job CenterJobCenter.png (except for Life Invader) or have the appropriate job card and change your job to Cargo Pilot.
  2. To buy your first plane, you will need to visit the Aircraft Dealership Aircraft Shop.png , located on the north-western side of the airport behind the Los Santos Customs LS Customs.png (You MUST use a cargo-specific aircraft for this job, no exceptions. You will also be required to have Strength level 8 to carry the cargo).
  3. Once you have bought your plane you will need to taxi to a yellow crate Air Cargo.png , a menu on the right side of the screen should pop up, if not, try to position yourself differently, so that the plane icon overlaps the crate icon on your minimap.
  4. Purchase some cargo of your choice (Based on levels & stocks), It will display the airport it can be taken to, these airports will give you the reward.
    • Make sure to also fill up the Trunk of the cargo plane you are using!
  5. Unlike Airline piloting, your destination is not shown on your minimap, so if you don't know where the airport you're flying to is located, be sure to open your map before takeoff and mark it by double-clicking on the yellow crateAir Cargo.png at the destination airport. A map of all airports can be seen below.
  6. Once you have delivered the Cargo, you will be rewarded with money and EXP.

Air Traffic Control (ATC)

Air Traffic Control (ATC) is a MANDATORY. part of using an airplane. ATC, like in the real world, is used during landing and taking off on runways to avoid air traffic collisions. ATC is not required when operating a helicopter or VTOL. As a new pilot you start with a small airplane and you must use the JET runways at the airports. Larger aircraft can only use larger MAIN and SIDE runways as they have higher speed, wingspan, and stopping distance increases.

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Press the TAB key while in an airplane to open up the ATC menu with a list of airports. The closest airport will be marked with a green ribbon. Check if the JET runway (if available at your airport) is clear (yellow color on map), and then request takeoff before entering the runway. If you are unsure which runway is which, refer to the airport runway map on this page. Double-check if the runway has changed to a green color. If it has, you will have a few seconds to initiate takeoff on the runway. You can take off in both directions of a runway, but not sideways. If no runway is available for takeoff, you must wait for one to become available. On rare occasions the ATC system may give green light for two airplanes to takeoff at the same time.

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ATC on landing is a very similar concept to takeoff. When you approach your destination airport, think of which runway best suits you. Consider your current bearing, airplane, and distance. As you start off with a small airplane, you should select the JET runway if available at your destination airport. If the runway has changed green, you have a few seconds to land your plane on the runway in both directions of a runway, but not sideways. If no runway is available, you must circle your airplane in the air until one becomes available. On rare occasions the ATC system may give green light to two airplanes to land at the same time.

Airports

You can refer to the following map for an overview of all airports with their identification codes and MAIN, SIDE and JET runways.

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Airplanes

Below are the requirements and costs of all available Cargo Aircraft.

Name Price Level Requirement Weight Capacity
Mammatus
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$60,000 Cargo Piloting Level 1 200kg
Cuban 800
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$250,000 Cargo Piloting Level 5 500kg
Cargo P-3 Orion
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$650,000 Cargo Piloting Level 12 1000kg
Titan
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$1,500,000 Cargo Piloting Level 25 1500kg
EMB-390
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$3,000,000 Cargo Piloting Level 38 2000kg
Airbus Beluga
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$19,000,000 Cargo Piloting Level 55
Airline Piloting Level 30
2500kg
DC-10F
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$50,000,000 Cargo Piloting Level 72
Airline Piloting Level 60
3000kg
A350-900
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$120,000,000 Cargo Piloting Level 90
Airline Piloting Level 90
3500kg

Milestones

Unlock Cargo Pilot Level requirement
You can now use the Mammatus 1
You can now collect cargo at LSIA 1
You can now do aerial PostOP deliveries 5
You can now use the Cuban 800 5
You can now move cargo from PostOP to San Chianski 5
You can now move cargo from LSIA to San Chianski 10
You can now use the Cargo P-3 Orion 12
You can now move cargo from SSIA to Mt. Gordo 15
You can now move cargo from Chumash Island to Pacific Ocean 20
You can now move cargo from Mt. Gordo to Paleto Bay 25
You can now use the Titan 25
You can now move cargo from San Chianski to SSIA 30
You can now process 2 crates of cargo at once 30
You can now move cargo from Paleto Bay to Zancudo 35
You can now use the EMB-390 38
You can now move cargo from Zancudo to LSIA 40
You can now move cargo from SSIA to Chumash Island 40
You can now move cargo from Pacific Ocean to LSIA 45
You can now move cargo from San Chianski to Pacific Ocean 50
Unlocked the Airbus Beluga (also needs Airline Pilot lvl 30) 55
You can now move cargo from PostOP to SSIA 60
You can now move cargo from Chumash Island to San Chianski 60
You can now move cargo from Pacific Ocean to Zanduco 70
You can now process 4 crates of cargo at once 70
Unlocked the DC-10F (also needs Airline Pilot lvl 60) 72
Unlocked the A350-900 (also needs Airline Pilot lvl 90) 90
You can now move cargo from Zancudo to Mt. Gordo 90

Air Cargo (Destination) List

You get 0.45 Cargo Pilot XP, 0.35 Player XP & 0.35 Strength XP for each cargo delivered (x1)
From To Cargo Level
Los Santos International Airport (LSIA) Chumash International Airport (CIA) 1
San Chianski Airport (SCA) 10
PostOp Airport Pacific Ocean Airport (POA) 1
San Chianski Airport (SCA) 5
Sandy Shores International Airport (SSIA) 60
Pacific Ocean Airport (POA) Mount Gordo Airport (MGA) 1
Los Santos International Airport (LSIA) 45
Fort Zancudo (ZAN) 70
San Chianski Airport (SCA) Paleto Bay Airport (PBA) 1
Sandy Shores International Airport (SSIA) 30
Pacific Ocean Airport (POA) 50
Mount Gordo Airport (MGA) San Chianski Airport (SCA) 1
Paleto Bay Airport (PBA) 25
Paleto Bay Airport (PBA) Sandy Shores International Airport (SSIA) 1
Fort Zancudo (ZAN) 35
Sandy Shores International Airport (SSIA) Los Santos International Airport (LSIA) 1
Mount Gordo Airport (MGA) 15
Chumash International Airport (CIA) 40
Fort Zancudo (ZAN) PostOp Airport 1
Los Santos International Airport (LSIA) 40
Mount Gordo Airport (MGA) 90
Chumash International Airport (CIA) PostOp Airport 1
Fort Zancudo (ZAN) 1
Pacific Ocean Airport (POA) 20
San Chianski Airport (SCA) 60

Airport Runway Maps