Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Pilot?
By: Jody Mabry
About This Quiz
Being a pilot takes experience, education, and years of practice to be able to handle the stress and rigors of aviation. Whether you want to be a commercial pilot hopping from city-to-city or an ace in the military, being 30,000 feet in the air is an amazing thrill! Take this quiz to see if you have what it takes to be a pilot!
How do you feel while looking up at a skyscraper from the ground?
I've wet my pants doing that.
I've never done that before.
Have you flown before?
Never. That's crazy! Those wings don't even flap.
What is your favorite thing about flying?
It is a lot faster than driving.
You mean besides that kid screaming in my ears? Just kidding, I love meeting random people.
How many years of post high school education are you willing to put into a career?
I don't know, I'm busy as it is.
I can probably fit in at least four years.
You have a big project due tomorrow, and are only partially through it. What do you do?
Work overnight and without sleep if I need to.
I go to bed and tell everyone I'm extending the due date.
I take an hour nap and try to plug through with no guarantees.
What do you want the captain of a plane to give you if you were to check out the cockpit?
I want to sit in the co-pilots chair.
Maybe a free drink. No, I'm not talking about the pop.
A pair of those awesome plastic wings. I'll be the coolest coworker in the office.
His hat. Because I'm going to vomit at around 20,000 feet.
You're flying a plane and you see a bird bounce off the front window. What do you do?
I freak the heck out! That's what I do!
I'd see if there are more birds coming.
There are a ton of instruments on a plane. What do you think about that?
No problem. I let my knowledge and training take over.
Sure, I'll have to change my sweaty shirt, but I got this.
Which is your favorite flying movie?
What percent convinced are you that you want to be a pilot?
This is gettin' real isn't it?
How well do you handle roller coasters?
The more twists, turns and dives, the better.
Well, I like the ones that don't move.
I like everything except for that big climb and dive.
Aside from the vomiting I love them.
What would your pilot nickname be?
How many flight hours do you think you need before you know everything?
Yeah, I'll never know EVERYTHING.
What is the most determined thing you've done this year?
Well, I got my PhD, so there's that.
Getting out of bed 365 days.
I got a new job and am nailin' it.
I joined a dating service.
What do you do if you are flying and everything around you is going nuts?
I keep on keepin' on... whatever that means.
I try to calm all the fires at once.
What kind of pilot do you want to be?
Which of your personality traits would stand out as a pilot?
I think best when I am panicking.
I have a good bedside manner.
I'm a strong leader who likes to pass out donuts at the beginning of the flight.
What do you think about turbulence?
I think it's kind of fun.
I'll admit it's a bit creepy.
I'm okay with it. Not cool with it, but okay with it.
What would scare you most about a plane?
Leaving the cockpit to find that the entire airplane is empty - except for me.
Which weather do you think has the lowest visibility?
Why would you want to become a pilot?
I love the idea of flying.
I want to control my own fate.
It's a great way to pick people up at the bar.
What was your favorite flight simulator game as a kid?
How well do you work on teams?
I don't work well with others.
I'm an amazing team player as long as people do what I tell them to.
Which field of study do you think will benefit you most as a pilot?
What do your friends think about you wanting to be a pilot?
My friends laugh at me. Then they laugh a little more.
I haven't told anyone yet.
How good are your time management skills?
Time management is my jam.
Good, as long as I have a distant deadline.
Not as good as I would like.
Do you enjoy travel?
I am more of a homebody, but I'll sometimes travel as far as Target.
I enjoy going away for vacation.
Yes, but I don't travel much.
Have you lived in many different places?
I've lived in several states and a couple countries.
I've lived in one city, but a ton of apartments.
I still live in my hometown.
As a kid I was a military brat - so yeah.
What are your opinions of auto-pilot?
I use it when I can, but am always on the ready.
If I were a pilot I would feel that auto-pilot was designed to steal my job.
I wouldn't trust auto-pilot.
I think it's great for just flying, but leave the take-off and landing to me.
Which of these adrenaline rush activities are you totally down for?
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