British Airways pilot Interview and assessment preparation!


This preparation consist of:

1. Group Exercise

2. Personal Interview

3. Numerical Reasoning

4. Verbal Reasoning (Following Instructions)

5. Computerized Pilot Tests

6. Simulator Assessment


This interview preparation was last updated on  14 March, 2024

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(1) Group Exercise

Group Exercise

You will be managing a cruise ship company that is meeting to decide what to do with the launch of the ships the following day. The situation is that there is a severe storm rolling in around launch time. You as a group will have to decide weather or not you want to launch, delay or cancel. You need to come to a decision as a group and when you think you are finished, one of the assessors will put something on the table that will alter the situation, ie the storm has changed course of is more intense.

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(2) Personal Interview

Interview Questions

We have created a question bank based on the questions we have received from candidate’s attending the assessment and sharing their experience with us. The questions are split into two sections. Competency based questions and flying based questions. Few examples below:

Question bank features 40 questions.

Please Note: Since most of these questions are based on your past experience no answers will be provided.


(3) Numerical Reasoning

Math Test

This basic test in applied mathematics screens your understanding of the basics: multiplication, division, subtraction as well as speed, distance and time calculations. By taking this test, you can assess your mathematical skills according to the very same standards used in the industry and be thoroughly prepared when applying for a job in aviation.

The math test features a practice section with over 100 questions, each with a detailed explanation of the answer. The test section itself consists of 24 random, time-limited questions with answers.

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(4) Verbal Reasoning

Following Instructions

This test measures the ability to follow written instructions. The topics covered are relevant to a technical environment and draw on the kind of material often associated with equipment manuals or operating instructions. No prior knowledge of technical words is assumed.

For the Verbal Reasoning Test you will have to read and interpret 9 short texts. You will be presented with 4 questions related to each text. It is your task to answer each question based of the given information. The time allowed to finish the test is 20 minutes. Your score and the correct answers will be provided at the end of test.


(5) Computerized Pilot Tests

Flight Crew Test

This test assesses various pilot aptitudes, ranging from short term memory, visual and aural attention, and situational awareness to cognitive abilities, multi-tasking and stress tolerance.

Flight Crew Test features 3 different levels (easy, medium and hard). During this test you will need to operate TCAS, Systems and navigation display at the same time.


(6) Simulator Assessment

Simulator Assessment

Before entering the sim you and your partner will have one hour briefing before with assessor, including going through layout of cockpit etc. You will act as PF (Pilot Flying) for about 45 minutes and PNF (Pilot Not Flying) for 45 minutes. Please Note: Both roles are important!!

Each pilot will have a 10 minutes non-assessed handling practice before your PF turn. This includes climb, descent, turns and maybe repositioning you for an ILS to get the feel of the simulator. Then it's real, you will be repositioned to the departure runway and given a slot, giving you just 5 mins to set up your aids and give a brief.

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