Cadet Pilot Interview Questions

Cadet Pilot Interview Questions

Example Interview Questions for MPL/Cadet & Flight School Pilot Applicants

Cadet Pilot Interview Question Database

Our Cadet Pilot Interview Question Database has helped hundreds of aspiring pilots successfully pass flight training school and mentored airline pilot cadet program interviews. With intense competition for places on airline pilot cadet programs, it’s essential that you are thoroughly prepared for your selection day. You need to put in hours of work beforehand, to ensure that you stand out from the rest.

Please note that our Cadet Pilot Interview Question Database is the same document as our Pilot Interview Question Database. The document is suitable for interview preparation for all levels of pilots, whether prospective or current. Some questions will clearly be more relevant than others, but it is an exceptional tool to help you prepare for your cadet pilot interview.

Why Choose Our Cadet Pilot Interview Database?

One of the most important yet misunderstood elements which is assessed at the interview is competency. You can expect a multitude of HR/Competency and Motivational questions as well as a basic level of technical questioning. If you’ve not had the opportunity to practice these questions beforehand, it can be very difficult to think of an answer on the spot and under pressure.

Our Cadet Pilot Interview Question Bank has been built using questions from cadet programs and integrated flight training organisations across the globe. It consists of over 350 questions including both competency and technical based. It has been created by recruiters who have specifically conducted Cadet Pilot interviews.

This database also contains questions often asked in the selection process for integrated flight training courses such as:

  • FTEJerez
  • L3 Aviation Academy
  • CAE Oxford Aviation
  • Airways Aviation
  • FTA

Which Cadet Programs?

The interview questions are also representative of those used at MPL & mentored cadet pilot program interviews at airlines such as:

  • easyJet (Generation easyJet)
  • Emirates Cadet Program
  • Wizz Air Cadet Program
  • Aer Lingus MPL Program
  • Air Asia Cadet Program
  • Cathay Pacific Second Officer Program
  • TUI Cadet Program
  • Qatar Airways Cadet Program

Cadet Pilot Interview Question Examples

Examples of the types of interview questions are as follows (HR/Competency/Motivational & Technical):

  • Give me an example of when you have demonstrated strong leadership skills?
  • When have you worked well within a team?
  • How do you deal with conflict?
  • Tell us about a time when you’ve underachieved?
  • How does an aircraft fly?
  • How many planes do easyJet have?
  • How do jet engines work?
  • What engines do we have on our B737 fleet?

All of these questions come with suggested answers.

Pilot Interview Database Format

The Cadet Pilot Interview Question Database is a PDF document split up into three specific sections:

  • General interview and assessment day advice and guidance
  • Competency & Motivational Interview Example Questions and Answers
  • Airline / Aviation / Pilot Technical Questions with Answers

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What’s included in our Cadet Pilot Interview Question Database?

  • Updated January 2022
  • Instant PDF download
  • 350+ interview questions and answers
  • 114-page document consisting of over 32,700 words
Our comprehensive cadet pilot interview question database

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Pilot Assessment Guides

Pilot Interview Guides & Briefings

Be as prepared as possible for your pilot assessment

Once you have secured an interview with an airline, the hardest part is done. By this point, the employer feels that you have the right attributes for the role and is simply looking for you to confirm this. With positions for flight deck crew at high profile airlines still receiving hundreds of applications for every position, it is essential to take full advantage of an interview opportunity through thorough preparation.

At FlightDeckFriend.com we offer a number of interview briefing packages for specific airlines. Each individual package is unique, varying with the specific airline’s selection process. The airline briefing packs have had input from pilots who have attended and passed selection for that specific airline. These packages are based on information from either candidates that have been through the selection process or pilots within the company.

All briefing packages can be immediately downloaded in PDF formats once payment has been made. Payment is made via Sellfy through PayPal to ensure consumer protection. Should you wish to make a query please email us at [email protected].


Wizz Air Pilot Assessment Guide

Wizz Air Assessment Guide

Reviewed: February 2022


A comprehensive guide to the Wizz Air First Officer and Captain assessment day.

  • Technical Examination Questions (with written HR questions)
  • Technical Interview Questions
  • HR Interview Questions


Cathay Pacific Pilot Recruitment Information

Cathay Pacific Assessment Guide

Updated April 2017


A comprehensive guide to the Cathay Pacific Second Officer assessment day.

  • Comprehensive stage one and two briefing
  • HR Interview Questions
  • Technical Interview Questions
  • Overview of technical and aptitude tests


Emirates Pilot Assessment Guide

Emirates Assessment Guide

Updated October 2017


A  guide to the Emirates First Officer & Captain assessment day.

  • General overview of the process with hints and tips
  • Typical interview question asked (over 100 potential questions)
  • Group Exercise (various scenarios)
  • Simulator Assessment
  • Aptitude Tests


Flybe Pilot Assessment Guide

Flybe Assessment Guide

Updated September 2017


A  guide to the Flybe First Officer assessment day.

  • Common HR / Competency Interview Questions
  • Common Technical Interview Questions
  • Simulator assessment briefing – 20 page presentation


Jet2.com Pilot Assessment Guide

Jet2.com Assessment Guide

Updated October 2017


A comprehensive guide to the Jet2.com First Officer and Captain assessment day.

  • Detailed interview guide
  • Group exercise guide
  • Boeing 737 Simulator assessment guide


Ryanair Pilot Assessment Guide

Ryanair Airline Assessment Guide

Reviewed: February 2022


FlightDeckFriend.com has produced an extensive 68 page PDF guide for Ryanair pilot selection process. The briefing is suitable for Cadet Pilots, Direct Entry First Officers and Direct Entry Captains.

The guide consists of the following:

  • Potential Assessment Overview
  • Online Interview Overview
  • B737NG Simulator Guide
  • Typical Interview Questions (200+ Technical & Competency) – Please note, suggested answers are not included.

Last reviewed February 2022.