Airline Pilot Interview Example Questions

Pilot Interview Example Questions

A comprehensive database of example competency and technical airline pilot interview questions designed to help you prepare for your airline interview.

Updated September 2019

Join the hundreds of pilots that have downloaded the interview question database to help you prepare for your upcoming airline assessment. The database consists of over 350 example questions (with suggested answers) that are regularly asked at flight crew interviews.

With intense competition for each position, it’s vital that you thoroughly prepare in order to place yourself ahead of the competition. It’s a fantastic tool to help you prepare for your upcoming airline assessment, regardless of your experience level. You can study it in your own time, on any device. We firmly believe that if you can answer the questions in our database, you’ll be thoroughly prepared for your interview! 

Please note, we have a separate database for Cadet Pilots looking to prepare for an airline mentored scheme or a Flight Training Organisation. Details of this can be found here.

Our pilot interview question bank consists of over 175 personal and competency based example interview questions (typically referred to as HR “give us an example of…” questions) and over 175 technical questions. We update the database on a regular basis based on feedback from pilots attending assessments and new questions that we come across. The database has been built by current airline pilots, with the questions answered from a currently pilots perspective.

Whilst you are able instantly download the database in PDF format, the question bank is also located in our exclusive ‘members only’ area online, which allows you to access it on the move and at any time of day or night. If you are on a budget, you can select our standard package which contains over 350 example interview questions without answers. Our enhanced package (recommended) comes with both questions and example answers to the Competency and Technical questions. The database has been compiled by current airline Captains and First Officers who have extensive airline selection experience. 

The latest update to the database was made in September 2019. 

Here’s a tiny selection of the type of pilot interview questions that are included in our Airline Interview Question Database – both Competency (HR) based and Technical Questions:

  • Tell me about the typical day of a pilot?
  • What makes a good first officer?
  • What challenges does the company face over the next 10 years?
  • Tell us about a time you’ve fallen short at something?
  • Explain Dutch Roll?
  • How do you calculate the required sweep of the wings?

All of these questions come with suggested answers.

Basic Package – Without Suggested Answers

£29.99 with 2 months online access & instant PDF download (for life)

Advanced Package – WITH suggested answers to 350+ Competency and Technical Questions

£39.99 – Instant PDF download (for life) with 6 months online access

What’s included in our advanced package?

  • Updated September 2019
  • Instant PDF download
  • 350+ interview questions and answers
  • 6 months online access to a number of example practice interviews
  • 100 page document consisting of over 30,500 words

After completing the purchase, please follow the instructions at the bottom of the page to signup to the online service.

If you have previously purchased our Airline Interview Question Database Without Answers and would like to upgrade to the full version with answers for £14.99, email and we will arrange this for you.

The package also includes a number of interactive pilot interviews that allow you to practice for your  pilot interview in real time. These are categorised depending on your experience level, for example a Low Hour Pilot or experienced First Officer / Captain. The interactive practice interviews consist of both competency and technical based questions.

Here is an example of a typical competency based pilot interview for you to practice:

Once you’ve signed up, we’ll approve your online account and then you’ll get access to the following online benefits, only available to our site members:

  • Technical Interview Questions (175+)
  • Competency Interview Questions (175+)
  • Online Practice Interviews (in the form of a question generator as above)

Once payment has been completed, you will be able to instantly download the question database in PDF format. Please sign up for your online account and then allow up to 24 hours for us to authorise access.

Once your account has been authorised, you can access the database through our ‘Access Page

For any further queries, please contact us via email at: