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Home > Interviewing Process > What are provocative questions during a cadet pilot interview?
What are provocative questions during a cadet pilot interview?
Pilot Career - Interviewing Process
Sunday, 16 December 2007 19:22

Dear Sir,

Firstly, I would like to salute you for your efforts to spread the wings of the aviation industry through clear, concise and simple terminologies. I have read almost every article that you have posted in your web site. If there is any title that I could honor you with, it would be that of, "Epitem of Aspiring Pilots". Seriously, my day is incomplete without looking for updates on your web site.

I have been aspiring to be a pilot for some time now. I am getting overly obsessed that I am reading more about planes than my books on engineering here in Melbourne in my final semester. I have undertaken every possible opportunity to build up my leadership and team working skills in the university activities. My obsession reached heights when I took on two marathons here as I have heard that SIA prefers cadets who are actively involved in sporting activities. I am doing well academically too. Basically I am doing everything possible to get into an interview.

I seek your expertise on two questions.

1. You mentioned that during the interview they may ask provocative questions. Could you give me examples of questions that are provoking?

2. The SIA application form stated that applicants must have completed their studies before applying. That requirement is no longer on the application form now. Does that mean I can start applying now? (emails to HR were fruitless)

3. Why are cabin lights switched off before landing?

Thanks for taking time to go through my mail. I am actually saving all relevant information from your web site just in case I have problem accessing it (with respect to your warning).

Yours sincerely,

Prak.

Hi Prak,

1. A provoking question is one that may sound belittling or one that attacks your character. You have to remain cool and answer the question rationally instead of getting angry. The interviewer merely wants to assess your personal character and to see how well you can take pressure. A pilot do encounter a lot of stresses in the course of his flying.

2. You can go ahead and apply as long as you satisfy their requirements.

3. This has been covered in past FAQ.

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