US Air Force Pilot Interview Questions

Updated Aug 23, 2015
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    Pilot Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at US Air Force (Dallas, TX) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Friendly the demeanor of the interviewer was very calm and reassuring. They basically talked about the benefits for f the company and the hat the training is like. The next step was the lightest and this was a iOS to a landing. Pretty basic and easy stuff.

    Interview Questions

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    Air Force Pilot Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    must be medically qualified and based on a merit system through you school/rotc program you will have a limited number of slots to be filled. their are also avenues through Guard/Reserve Units that will bring you in, employ you, and if you are qualified and they have a position, will send you to pilot training. Pilot training itself is a year long process that will undoubtedly be the most stressful year of your life but the outcome is worth it!

    Negotiation

    n/a

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    C-17 Pilot Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at US Air Force.

    Interview

    The interview process was associated with attaining a congressional appointment to the US Air Force Academy. My selection as a C-17 pilot came as a result of my experience and performance as a pilot in the Air Force.

    Interview Questions

    • When interviewed by a panel of congressional staffers, the most difficult question was why they should offer me an appointment over others that were also attempting to gain this congressional nomination.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation.

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    Pilot Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Very lenthy process with the hardest part as getting accepted into pilot training. Many aspects are taken into consideration but the first step is getting accepted into a commissioning source like the USAF Academy, ROTC, or Officer Training School. While attending the commissioning source, you must be in the top of your class to get selected.

    Interview Questions

    • The medical exam is very lengthy and detailed. Most of it is out of your control.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Sign a form.

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    Air Force Pilot Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    I enrolled in a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program at a civilian college or university.

    Interview Questions

    • Will I fly more or do more office work as a pilot?... The answer will shock you.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was none

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    Fighter Pilot Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    4 years of college, Bachelor of Science in Management, Competitive pilot candidate selection process, 1 year of pilot training, competitive aircraft selection process, fighter fundamentals "weed out" course, formal fighter training (jet specific), mission qualification in jet

    Interview Questions

    • Every day there is someone asking you a new question you may or may not know the answer to.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Not applicable.

  8.  

    USAF/MQ-9 Pilot Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montgomery, AL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at US Air Force (Montgomery, AL).

    Interview

    Standard Military selection, ASFAB and AFOQT

    Interview Questions

    • I had to sit for a selection board 20 years ago but some of the questions are still being asked today. Why should we select you? Why do you want to be a pilot? If we select you for training would you stay beyond your commitment?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    no negotiation

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    Test Pilot Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Had to get into the Air Force as an officer - I used the US Air Force Academy. From there, get into pilot training and do well enough to get a fighter. After a tour as a fighter pilot, apply to and get accepted by USAF Test Pilot School.

    Interview Questions

    • No interview questions required - interview was a 5-flight series in the T-38 to ensure that we could quickly learn a new aircraft.   Answer Question
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    Chief Pilot Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucson, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at US Air Force (Tucson, AZ) in June 2012.

    Interview

    4 year degree required. Complete one of several training programs for officers. Successfully complete pilot training. Maintain worldwide deployment capability. Coordinate all qualification, upgrade and continuation training for a squadron of C-130 pilots.

    Interview Questions

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    Air Force Pilot Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at US Air Force (Portland, OR) in September 2011.

    Interview

    Had to get accepted to ROTC, then get a pilot slot. Or you can get into OTS after college. Either way you have to get a 4-yr degree, complete officer training, and get a pilot slot.

    Interview Questions

    • Grades and extracurricular activities are very important.   Answer Question
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