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US Air Force Pilot Interview Questions

Updated Aug 1, 2014
Updated Aug 1, 2014
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  1.  

    Air Force Pilot Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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 Details
    n/a
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    C-17 Pilot Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at US Air Force.

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    There was no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Pilot Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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 Details
    Sign a form.
    Accepted Offer
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    Air Force Pilot Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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 Details
    There was none
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Fighter Pilot Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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 Details
    Not applicable.
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    USAF/MQ-9 Pilot Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montgomery, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montgomery, AL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at US Air Force.

    Interview Details

    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?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Test Pilot Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Chief Pilot Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucson, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tucson, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at US Air Force in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Air Force Pilot Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warner Robins, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Warner Robins, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at US Air Force in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview was done on via phone. Standard questions of "Tell me about a time..." or "How did you handle...." They called my references, but used their own networks to find out the "real" truth about me. It was very clear that they wanted to make sure I was someone they would like to work with on a daily basis.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    USAF Pilot Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at US Air Force in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Application to college program, a one-on-one interview initially, physical fitness evaluation, a physical exam, then panel interview

    Interview Questions
    • If you saw a friend cheating on a test and the honor code specifically states that behavior is not tolerated, what would you do?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, the salaries are set by law
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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