What Kind of Pilot Are You Meant to Be?

Ryan Choate

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About This Quiz

Becoming a pilot isn't an easy task. Once you pass the first tests, including the written, oral and practical exams, you still have a long road ahead of you. So it's good to know before taking on the challenge if you could hack it as a pilot -- and even more importantly, find our what particular pilot job you are most suited for. 

Do you want to see the most exotic places out there, traveling to the farthest corners of the globe? Or do you want to push your abilities (and your plane's abilities) to the limit? Do you want to serve your country while doing a job you love? Do you want to see the best that Mother Nature has to offer? These are all important questions, but before you can begin to answer these, you first need to determine if you even have what it takes to be a pilot. 

You'll need to work hard. Pilots are constantly learning new avionics, new planes and new skills. And studying never stops. Never. You'll need to understand the rules regarding classes of airspace, how the weather develops and how it affects flight, navigation, aircraft systems, troubleshooting, radio communication, and regulation upon regulations upon regulations. Oh, and you need to know how to fly. 

However, if you're ready to tackle the challenge, take this quiz to see what kind of pilot career most suits you!

What's your favorite aviation movie?

Which car would you most like to drive?

During which historical era would you love to fly?

Where would your dream aviation vacation take you?

Who is your favorite aviator of all time?

If you couldn't be a pilot, what would be your second career choice?

If you were a U.S. military pilot, which current or former aircraft would you like to fly?

What is your ideal night out?

What would be your favorite classic rock group to listen to on that long flight?

What is your sport of choice?

Which character trait best describes you?

What does the inside of your car look like?

Where would you prefer to live?

Have you ever been in a high-speed chase?

What drink do you start your day with?

What is your biggest fear?

How would you spend a night in?

Why do you usually fly?

How do you feel about stalls?

How fast do you like to fly?

What category of plane would you most like to fly?

What's the best thing about being a pilot?

You're headed to the airport for an early morning flight as a passenger. What are you wearing?

Settling in for that long flight, what type of movie would you choose?

What best describes your perfect first date?

How does being in nature make you feel?

Choose one item to place on your bucket list.

What personality trait do you most value in your coworkers?

Which non-airplane craft would you most like to fly?

What's the most valuable thing you could do outside your career?

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