30 most common Airline job interview questions

After a question I got on Instagram on how to prepare for the airline job interview, I figured I could make a list of most common airline job interview questions and/or most common flight school interview questions! I figured I could use my network to ask other pilots to contribute to this post, so I’d like to give a shoutout and special thanks to @samc9807, @pilotovyce, @steve.the.pilot, @smrithi__shetty, @troiallan, @_gabripilot_, @f_infante, @pilotmoradi, @iinessbt, @lacopterpilot and @the_better_window_seat!


General (Personal) Questions

  1. a) Tell me something about yourself.
    b) Tell me about your career so far.
    c) Why did you become a pilot?
  2. a) Why do you want to work for us?
    b) Why should we hire you?
  3. What do you know about this company?
  4. a) Tell me 3 good and 3 bad things about yourself.
    b) What are your strenghts and weaknesses?
  5. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  6. Why did you leave your last job?
  7. a) What would you do if you could no longer fly due to medical reasons?
    b) If you weren’t a pilot, what job would you like to have?
  8. Tell me a situation in which you were in charge of a team.
  9. a) Tell me a situation in which you had to cope with a difficult colleague.
    b) Tell me a situation where you supported a colleague so they could succeed.
  10. a) Tell me about a bad situation which you managed to turn around.
    b) Tell me a situation in which you failed at something and how you coped with it.
    c) Tell me about a situation where you took initiative or had to think out of the box?
  11. a) How do you deal with failure?
    b) How do you deal with rejection?
    c) How do you deal with criticism?
  12. How can you, as a pilot, improve the customer experience?
  13. What does CRM mean to you?
  14. Do you prefer working independently or in a team?
  15. What’s the most difficult decision that you ever had to make in your life?
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Top 10 Birthday Presents for (future) Pilots, Cabin Crew and Travelers!

It can be so difficult to buy a present for someone that already has a lot! I know how you feel! The nice thing is that a great gift doesn’t have to be expensive! That’s why I’ve created a list of affordable aviation presents that any Aviation enthusiast or traveller will love! Have a look at the items below!

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1. Pandora (Compatible) Airplane Charm

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Top 10 Pilot Must-Haves

Here you find my top 10 Pilot Must-Haves! After the What’s in my Pilot Bag video, I got many questions about where to buy these items! Here you can click on the picture or product name to discover how to buy on Amazon worldwide!

Buy these pilot items for yourself or as a birthday present for a pilot friend!

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1. Pilot Sunglasses – Ray-Ban Aviator Classic

Most importantly when buying sunglasses for pilots is that they are NOT polarised! You don’t necessarily need an expensive brand, but they must protect the eyes against the UV. Ever since I bought my first Aviator sunglasses from Ray Ban, I love the brand and have never changed brands since!

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Top 10 Aviation Books

Below you find my Top 10 of books for student pilots, newly graduated pilots or people who wish to become a pilot! You can click on the picture or title to discover how to buy on Amazon worldwide!

If you’re looking for Aviation Books for kids, click HERE!

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1. ACE The Technical Pilot Interview – Gary V. Bristow

Written by an experienced airline pilot, this practical study tool asks the right questions so you’ll know the right answers. It’s a must-have, one-stop resource for all pilots, regardless of aircraft type, performance, or global region.

Ace the Technical Pilot Interview, Second Edition helps you to Review the material most likely to be asked on your interview, practice with 1000+ exam-style questions, complete with answers. Learn about the latest technologies, including CPDLC (Controller Pilot Data Link Communications) and ADS (Automatic Dependent Surveillance) and focus your study on what you need to know.

Subjects:
Aerodynamics, Engines, Jet and propeller aircraft differences, Navigation, Atmosphere and speed, Aircraft instruments and systems, Performance and flight planning, Meteorology and weather recognition, Flight operations and technique, Human performance and Type-specific questions.

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Top 10 Travel Must-Haves

Here you find my top 10 Travel Must-Haves for people who love to explore new places! You can click on the picture or product name to discover how to buy on Amazon worldwide!

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  1. Inflatable Stand Up Paddle

This Inflatable Stand Up Paddle comes with a pump, a paddle and a quick repair kit! I could spend hours and hours paddling or just sitting and laying on it, enjoying the sea and being moved by the waves! What do you need to know about SUPs? For beginners, you can take a wider SUP which creates more balance. If you want to go faster and are more advanced, you can go for a slimmer version (less balance, but more speed!).

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Top 10 Travel Books (Must-Reads!)

In this top 10 of must-read travel books, you find Fiction and Non-Fiction travel books and also two of my favourite travel guides!

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1. The Florios of Sicily – Stefania Auci (Original in Italian: I leoni di Sicilia)

Based on the true history of the uncrowned kings of Sicily: the story of a family, restless and ambitious, shrewd and determined to be richer and more powerful than anybody else. In this grand, sweeping epic inspired by the real lives of history-making titans, international best-selling author Stefania Auci brings to life the dark secrets, the loves and betrayals, and the cruel acts of revenge that marked the Florio family’s century of influence.

In this epic yet intimate tale of power, passion, and revenge, the rise and fall of a family taps into the universal desire to become more than who we are born as.

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Best Aviation Books for Kids

– BOOKS ABOUT PILOTS AND PLANES FOR KIDS –
Below you find a list of some very nice books about airplanes and aviation for your kids! This post contains affiliate links. This means that you help me if you buy using these links! I’m running this website with a lot of love and dedication, but it would be very nice if you support my website by buying your items using these links! Much love and thanks!!

1. Pilot Ollie and Pilot Polly – Come Fly with Us

Written by Captain Rob Johnson the Pilot Ollie and Pilot Polly series of books are designed to be engaging, educational and inspiring. The series of books brought to you by Plane Characters. Follow Pilot Ollie and Pilot Polly through their flights and amazing adventures. The stories introduce famous sights from around the world, different weathers, flags and also international foods and cultures. Captain Rob Johnson has worked for a major international airline for twenty five years and the stories were originally written to share his experiences with his own young children.

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Airplane Coloring Pages

Below you find some of the coloring pages I made for you (and/or your kids)!

Choose your favorite, click on the picture and you will get the PDF file.

From there, you can print the A4 Coloring Pages!

Have Fun!

B737 Coloring Page

Boeing 737 Coloring Page

 

B717 Coloring Page

Boeing 717 Coloring Page

 

A320 Coloring Page

Airbus A320 Coloring Page

 

B717 Landing Coloring Page

B717 Landing Coloring Page

 

A380 Coloring Page

Airbus A380 Coloring Page

 

 

747coloringpage

Boeing 747 Coloring Page