Aviation Interview Questions, Answers and Tips
When you look forward Aviation as your career and for that most important aspect is Aviation job. Here are the few Aviation interview tips and questions which will help you in your success during your interview. Very important thing is to make the employer believe that you have good skill sets, background and ability to deliver results. In today’s market, one’s education and experience alone can’t make big difference, you will be evaluated on your looks, personality, enthusiasm, and other achievements which make the employer feel that you perfectly fit their organization on a whole. For Pilot jobs, it’s highly important that one speaks in good command of English and has a very pleasant voice as all the passengers get to hear to that. It is always a bonus to have knowledge on any foreign language like Spanish, French etc.
Aviation Interview Questions:
How would you handle if your co-worker is not co-operating with you?
Talk to your co-worker directly and explain him that you are having a problem working with him and make him understand the situation, if he is not willing to listen or not co-operating, then direct the issue to chief pilot.
What would you do if your Captain is not following the instructions properly?
Refer to your plane manual and discuss the same with your client and ensure you make him understand the procedures and rules. If he does not respond, you will call your concerned aircraft officer at the airport and escalate and make sure your voice frequency is recorded.
When can one deviate from any flight rules and regulations?
Chief Pilot in command can deviate from rules and regulations during emergency period; he can do it to get the plane back to the normalcy or to meet the expected requirement of the emergency.
What if you loose the medical round of interview for your pilot position?
One should always have a career back up plan, incase if your medical examination results are not positive, you could get into training department for pilots or you could pursue your interests from your previous experience or education.
Are you prepared for unexpected turbulence?
Yes, given the proper training…am confident that I will be able to handle the turbulence and will drive the plane in the correct altitude.
When a pilot is assigned a speed, how much can one deviate from that speed?
Complying and following the actual speed adjustment policies, a pilot can run and indicate plus or minus 10 knots or 0.02 mach number of specified speed. Its always better to keep the land air officer in the loop before adjusting the air speed. Exceptions are always there to meet the emergency requirement.
Without Air Traffic Control, what is the minimum descent rate you can descend the plane?
A Pilot can descend up to 500” bare minimum, without informing the ATC (Air Traffic Controller) and this is only during an exceptional cases. However, it’s always better to be in regular touch with the Air Traffic Controller and to keep him informed about the descent rate. This will not have any traffic problems during landing in the runway.
You are about to take off the plane in few seconds and a catastrophic engine fails, and your captain tells you not to take off and just stay in the centre line. What would you do?
Once the take off procedure is started off and only few seconds is left, it is no longer safe to stop the plane from take off. Instead it is better to continue with the take off and its best handled in the air. All certified aircraft under 25 can run without an engine and there is no problem related to it for take off or to for plane landing. It is actually far better idea to handle the problem in the air than to face the situation on the run way, when plane engine is in high speed.
Can you miss the clearance limit and loose the commands from the Air Craft
Yes, there is a policy and procedure to be followed for the missing clearance limit, so a Pilot can leave and reach a different altitude for sometime within the limit and should come back to the proper clearance limit once things are in control. This time limit is only as per the procedure in the manual.
How would you handle the extreme pressure during emergency situation if you know that plane is not safe and it might crash anytime?
Few professions demands you to be selfless, and our respective clients would be the most important thing, that is why customer service differs completely in such fields compared to other streams. For example, Doctors, Lawyers, Pilots…these are the professions where employee saving your customer is the upmost important thing. So, as a Pilot I fully understand my duties and responsibilities and will ensure that whatever panic situation I could be in, I will continue to deliver my duties till the end and ensure passengers are safe all times. Simultaneously I will own the full responsibility of landing the Air Craft safe and in the steady position.
How important is to get the passengers switch off the mobile phones and laptop’s during land off? What could be the consequences?
It is very important to check if laptop and mobile phones are switched off or not, as the consequences can be bad….because interference of air craft communication devices and electronic devices interfere with each other and there could be a chances of not proper landing. So, its highly recommended that all electronic and communication devices should be switched off during take off and landing.
How many types of emergency landings are there and explain?
There are three types of emergency landings like: