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Old 22nd Feb 2012, 17:49
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Aviation Knowledge Selection Exam

Hi all,

I've recently been invited for an interview in the end of the month for a brand new airline that is starting from zero and I've been told that the first phase of the selection process will include an "Aviation Knowledge" exam. I'm a bit scared because it's been 2 years since I've finished my course and nearly 3 since I finished the theory exams. If all goes well, this will be my first interview: finally, !

This is the first time this airline is recruiting and I've got no clue what type of questions they may ask so I would like to know what questions other airlines typically ask during their pilot selection processes. Any help will be immensely appreciated and if there are any websites or softwares that can better prepare me for this exam, please let me know

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Old 23rd Feb 2012, 06:48
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European Airline or some where from the middle east?
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Old 23rd Feb 2012, 08:05
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It's European.
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Old 1st Mar 2012, 12:31
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So? Anyone?
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Old 1st Mar 2012, 12:44
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Hi, I suggest you to read the book "ace the technical pilot interview", it comprises all the subjects from the ATPL and even it's not very accurate on some answers, the questions that figure in the book will serve you to review almost everything wich is important for the aviation knowledge part of an interview.

Good flights for everyone!
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Old 1st Mar 2012, 17:30
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I have already read that book cover-to-cover. I was hoping for some updated info regarding these aviation knowledge exams that some airlines are doing nowadays. I would like to hear, from personal experience, what have other pilots encountered on these exams.
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Old 1st Mar 2012, 19:51
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Ace the Technical Pilot Interview

That book is an appalling concoction of error.

The equation for lift is amongst the first things in it, and is horribly wrong!

An utter, utter, waste of time and money.

Wiley interviewers now ask questions seeking the errors in it to see whether candidates are genuinely knowledgable or have simply digested its awful content.

On a happier note, a friend of mine ran a free-of-charge email-based 'school' for a little while, sending out questions every week and checking answers. The questions were designed to test knowledge and promote research and learning. He was very hot on general aviation knowledge, threw in some worthwhile history, and was adept at separating the wheat from the chaff when it came to technical matters. He might be persuaded to do something similar again.

PM me if you are interested and I'll ask him over a Ricard one evening...
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