Top 10 Pilot Interview Questions gives you the top 10 pilot interview questions

For Cadet candidates:

  • What is the most important instrument in a cockpit and why?
  • What are the biggest threats to the aviation industry?
  • Explain the Airbus A320 aircraft.
  • What are the differences between an A320 and a 737?
  • Explain the factors involved in a high profile aviation accident/incident.
  • How can a pilot contribute to a company’s day to day success?
  • What qualities do you have that make you think you are an organisational fit with our company?
  • How can a pilot show leadership?
  • How does a jet engine, wing, propellor, car engine work?
  • Why should we choose you over the thousands of other candidates?

For Direct Entrant Pilots:

  • What elements of flight training did you find the most difficult?
  • Describe a time when you had to persuade a captain/colleague to change their decision or course of action.
  • Describe a time when you had to overcome conflict or had a disagreement with a captain. How did you go about this? What was the outcome?
  • What are the Airbus Golden Rules?
  • Discuss rapid decompression, low visibility, TCAS, EGPWS, pilot incapacitation…
  • Communication is a key competency for pilots. Give an example of a time when you demonstrated excellent communication skills.
  • What are the memory items for an engine failure in the cruise, rejected takeoff, V1 cut…
  • What are the stabilised approach criteria?
  • What are the Cat 1 minima, cat II, etc?
  • Discuss SMS, mandatory occurrence reporting. What is just culture?

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