100 pilot interview questions and answers samples
The 100 pilot interview questions below can be used for Pilot positions such as: Airline pilot, Chief pilot, Fighter pilot, Corporate pilot, Commercial pilot, Air force pilot, Helicopter pilot, Military pilot, Private pilot
I. Sample Pilot job interview questions
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13. Who have been your role model’s, or who has had the most influence on you?
14. What are some goal’s that you had that were never achieved, and how did you deal with it?
15. We have a 5:30am show every morning, how do you feel about that?
16. The Capt. continues an approach beyond minimum’s, he tell’s you that he’s shot this approach a 1,000 times, know’s the area, and everything’s fine. What will you do?
17. You find your Capt. drinking before a flight, how will you handle this?
18. You are talking to the Capt., and you smell alcohol. Although you didn’t see him drinking, what would you do?
19. The aircraft is loaded way beyond gross wt., the Capt. tell’s you that he does this all the time, and the aircraft will fly. What do you do?
20. You have been cleared for take-off, upon getting airborne with the gear in the well’s, what kind of conversation are you going to have with the Capt?
21. I see your flying various twin’s, do they all have a critical engine?
22. What is the most difficult decision that you have had to make? Aviation or non-aviation related? What did you learn from it?
23. If you were a professional pilot and had an early morning trip; how would you prepare yourself for this trip?
24. Discuss a bad situation which you managed to turn around?
25. If you could no longer fly due to medical reasons; what would you do?
26. Besides good pay why do you want to be a professional pilot?
27. What makes a great pilot?
28. What makes a bad pilot?
29. Most people have a person in their lives that influenced their career. Who was your mentor?
30. Discuss a typical briefing of an instrument approach to minimums?
31. Your aviation career although progressing nicely is happening very slowly. How do you feel about this situation?
32. What event in your life caused you to feel the way you do about aviation and flying?
33. What are some of the limitations of your aircraft and yourself?
34. If you attain all your goals as a professional pilot what do you intend to give back to aviation?
35. What made you choose to apply to Pilot position?
36. What have you learned from your past jobs?
37. What do you know about the position of Pilot position?
38. What are key tasks for Pilot position?
39. What are top 3 knowledge/top 3 skills for Pilot position?
40. What are KRAs/outputs of position: Pilot position?
41. How to measure/appraise your position: Pilot position?
42. What do you know about this company?
43. Describe two or three major trends in your field?
44. Did you choose this profession/field?
45. What tertiary qualifications have you attained that related to Pilot position?
46. What is the most recent skill you have learned that related to Pilot position?
47. You smell smoke in the cockpit, what initial action should you take? Then what do you do?
48. The Capt. tell’s you the smoke is normal and it will clear itself, 15 minutes later the condition is growing worse. The Capt. gives you the same response.. now, what would you do?
49. The aircraft is loaded way beyond gross wt., the Capt. tell’s you that he does this all the time, and the aircraft will fly. What do you do?
50. Can you brief this approach?
51. What is V one?
52. Which one’s do not, and why?
53. Can you define Balanced Field Length?
54. You find yourself flying with an arrogant Capt., and you have a real personality clash, how do you deal with this?
55. We see your flying a _________. Tell us about this aircraft. ( the question’s are endless here with engine’s and system’s, etc.)
56. Based on your aircraft discuss a flight in IFR as well as icing-conditions?
57. How would you rate yourself in relation to communication skills, dependability, and integrity? 1-10
58. What can you bring to this company?
59. Have you ever had an Emergency?
60. How did you deal with it?
61. How did you get started in Aviation?
62. What goal’s do you have?
63. Where do you see yourself in 10 year’s?
64. What is your greatest accomplishment?
65. How would you fly this SID?
66. We see, your flying various type’s of aircraft for different companies, how will you feel about coming to work here and just flying one type of aircraft. Will it become monotonous, boring?
67. What have you been doing since your last job?
68. Why did you resign from your job?
69. What problems have you encountered at work?
70. What do you expect from a supervisor?
71. What was the biggest accomplishment in this position?
72. What did you like or dislike about your previous job?
73. How did you handle challenges?
74. What were your starting and final levels of compensation?
75. What were your expectations for the job?
76. Have you ever had difficulty working with a manager?
77. What negative thing would your last boss say about you?
78. Give me an example of a time when you had to think out of the box?
79. Tell me about your proudest achievement?
80. Tell me about a project you worked on that required heavy analytical thinking?
81. Tell me about a time when you failed?
82. Tell me about a time you faced an ethical dilemma?
83. How would you tackle the first 90 days?
84. How would your past experience translate into success in this job?
85. Tell me about an assignment that was too difficult for you. How did you resolve the issue?
86. How do you propose to compensate for your lack of experience?
87. Tell me about a time when you helped resolve a dispute between others.
88. What position do you prefer on a team working on a project?
89. What has been your biggest professional disappointment?
90. Tell me about the most fun you have had on the job?
91. What are the most difficult decisions to make?
92. Do you prefer to work independently or on a team?
93. When was the last time you were angry? What happened?
94. How do you handle stress/pressure?
95. Describe the pace at which you work?
96. How would you describe your work style?
97. Describe a typical work week?
98. How will your greatest strength help you perform?
99. Describe a time when your workload was heavy?
100. How will you achieve your goals?
II. Docs related to job interview
1. The Pilot’s Interview Guides (includes Pilot interview questions and answers; Pilot interview tips and advice for interview process etc).
2. How to Get Your Private Pilot License ( you can learn to fly easily & get your private pilot licence done in 10 days or less …).100
III. Pilot interview tips
Being a pilot, have you thought which airline you want to work for? Do you know details about them such as who are their key leaders, how they can keep up with the development of airline industry?
If you can’t find out the answer, starting finding some information from the obvious sources such as their website. You should have an overview about them like the organization, the management leaders and humance resourcing manager. Then you can have a deeper research on the company’ history, key directors as well as the industry. The most common way is using the web search engine as Google.
2. Common interview questions
You should find all common interview questions and answer them by yourself, you also ref:
3. Types of job interview questions
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4. Talking about the HR
HR designs the interview questions. They have many HR/ corporate speeches that you should understand. Without desire to devote, you will not have chance to continue if you used to work for small company before.
5. Being “self-aware” during the interview. As usual, the HR will write down some behavioral questions with the assumption that you have knowledge on what you can do to make your business in each flight effectively. Most pilots want to fly because they love it. In the business world, many people have their tools to evaluate the performance reviews to focus on what they are good at. If you worked for a small airline company before, maybe you can not go through this step.
6. Let find some interesting and acceptable reasons why you want to work for Qantas, Jetstar, and Virgin etc. And with these airlines, let demonstrate them that all you want to do is fly.
7. During the interview, using the examples to prove that you have enough ability and skills of a pilot they are looking for.
8. “Selling your examples”. It means that let interviewer know how the challenges was you had faced before.
9. To end up your example, telling the interviewer the result of the challenge and how well you had solved them.
10. Answering the “teamwork” and “leadership” questions. Because pilot’s work is very different and special so talking to others when working is limited. Therefore, talking about the way you work with other can be challenge.
11. Show your strengths to the interviewer and be confident to believe that what you are talking is the truth.
12. The best communicator is the one who knows clearly what is happening.
Are your references updated? When was the last time you talked to them and checked their information?
If you haven’t talked to them for a long time, let make a phone call to them. It’s better to let them know that you are going to attend an interview for pilot position and they are in your reference list for recruiter of airline agency to check the reality.
For example, I have received some phonce calls from a recruiter about my former students or collegue without being informed before. It took me some minutes to arrange my thoughts but I always gave them a high rate. But it’s better to let the people in your referece list know it before interview day.
14. Your airline resume
You need to confirm that your resume is 100% correct. This is very important and make sure that it is correct. If your resume has not read by at least 5 people before sending, let some people check for you. It is a matter of seeing the forest-from-the-trees, or is it the trees-from-the-forest. In addition, you can’t find out your mistakes because you prepare it. If you can’t find 5 people to check your resume, let consider using resume service to make sure that yours is correct and perfect. It is very important!
15. Thank you letters
After finishing your job interview, you should send thank you letter to employer, so that you can them thank you letter materials at:
16. Other job interview tips
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Author: Peter Ho