5 Tricky Aviation Interview Questions

5 Tricky Aviation Interview Questions which are asked during interview as Pilot :


  1. How many types of Emergency landings are there ?

There are basically three (3) types of emergency landings as follows:

* Forced landing: This is a situation where Air Craft engine fails and Pilot is forced to land the plane in the nearest airport.

* Precautionary landing: This is used when Pilot faces a problem due to severe weather conditions, or being lost in the air space traffic or due to lack of fuel or expecting an engine trouble.

* Ditching: This is when where Pilot cannot avoid this situation but to just land on water, which is safer than air bound.



     2. 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.


 3.Without Air Traffic Control, what is the minimum descent rate you can descend the plane?

A Pilot can descend up to 500 feet bare minimum, without informing the ATC (Air Traffic Controller) and this is only during an exceptional cases. However, its 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.

4.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.


5.what is longitudinal dyhedral?

Longitudinal dihedral is a comparatively obscure term related to the pitch (flight) axis of an airplane. It is the angle between the zero lift axis of the wing and horizontal tail. Longitudinal dihedral can influence the nature of controllability about the pitch axis and the nature of an aircraft’s phugoid-mode oscillation.



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