The following question as reproduced hereunder, regarding working as a pilot, was asked by someone to a Darul Uloom:
Working as a pilot
Q: Is it permissible for a man to work as a pilot even though they serve alcohol in the plane?
A: It is permissible provided this profession will not prevent him from his Deeni obligations and responsibilities, and he will be able to protect and safeguard himself from strange women and he is quite confident that he will not get involved in sins (whether minor or major). (End of the Mufti’s fatwa)
This fatwa flummoxed me. I was a pilot for some years, but have abandoned this profession. As a pilot for a commercial airline the duties amongst others are as follows: