Military Flight Aptitude Tests

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Military Flight Aptitude: Test Day

Proper rest, nutrition, and schedule management in the days leading up to the test and on the day of your military flight aptitude test can make a big difference. Attending to these areas can boost your [more…]

Multiple-Choice Questions on Military Flight Aptitude Tests

Being successful in multiple-choice tests like the Military Flight Aptitude requires a combination of core knowledge on the subject, confidence, and mastery of the various tricks of the multiple-choice [more…]

The Major Question Types on the Military Flight Aptitude Test

The various military flight aptitude tests are designed to measure your ability to successfully understand and complete a military flight training program. Because of the specific needs and priorities [more…]

Air Force Flight Training Programs

The Air Force — the nation’s youngest branch of service — originated with the Army Air Corps; during WWII, the military realized the value and importance of a strong aviation component on the modern battlefield [more…]

Selection Instrument for Flight Training (SIFT)

This new test, developed by the U.S. Army and implemented in 2013, was designed to predict whether you can successfully complete the Army’s Initial Entry Rotary Wing Aviator course and become an Army Aviator [more…]

Aviation Selection Test Battery (ASTB)

The current ASTB (formally known as the Navy/Marine Corps/Coast Guard Aviation Selection Test Battery) comes in three versions. Each test contains different questions but has the same six-subtest format [more…]

Army Aviation Flight Training Programs

Army aviation can trace its roots to the balloon observers in the Civil War. Steeped in history and tradition, being an Army aviator means you can look forward to a challenging career flying difficult [more…]

The Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT)

Today’s Air Force has a single test — the Officer Qualifying Test — that covers all officer candidates, regardless of whether they plan to be aviators. The Air Force believes that this one test is the [more…]

Navy and Marine Corps Flight Training Programs

The U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps maintain separate aviation entities but combine much of their mutual training throughout the entire aviation training process under the umbrella of the U.S. Navy. [more…]

Coast Guard Flight Training Programs

The Coast Guard is the oldest continuous seagoing service in the United States. Aligned under the Department of Homeland Security (rather than the Department of Defense), this branch of the military aviation [more…]

A Well-Kept Secret: National Guard and Reserve Aviation Opportunities

One of the lesser-known secrets of flying for the military is that you can get started with the National Guard or Reserve. Although getting accepted into one of these units can be a much tougher road, [more…]

Meet Basic Requirements for the Military

There are, of course, some specific requirements (age, education, and so on) for each branch of the military, but those aren’t the only categories the service branches look at. Here are some basic guidelines [more…]

Choose Your Path to Becoming an Officer

You may decide that you want your military career path to include becoming an officer. If you come to that conclusion, do some soul searching to determine whether you want to be a pilot first or an officer [more…]

Military Flight Aptitude: Types of Aircraft and Their Roles

Although military aviation is a key component of the U.S. armed forces — projecting military might and conducting far-reaching operations to protect the interests of the United States of America and its [more…]

Military Flight Aptitude: Fixed-Wing Aircraft

When many people think about flying a military aircraft, they’re thinking about flying a fixed-wing airplane. Although you can find many different kinds of fixed-wing aircraft, the following sections cover [more…]

Military Aircraft: Rotary-Wing Aircraft

Not all helicopters are created equal, especially in the military. Certain abbreviations let you know the particular role of rotary-wing aircraft: UH for utility helicopter, AH for attack helicopter, CH [more…]

Military Flight Aptitude: Basic Military Rank Structure

As a pilot in today’s military, you’re either a commissioned officer or a warrant officer. If you don’t know a commissioned officer from a hole in the ground, never fear. The following sections break down [more…]

Military Pay and Benefits

The common misconception that today’s military service members are poorly compensated couldn’t be farther from the truth. The actual pay is quite adequate to raise a family on; add the benefits and the [more…]

Military Flight Aptitude: Brush Up on the Metric System

So, what’s so great about the metric system? The answer is simple, just like the metric system itself. In the metric system, everything operates on a scale of ten, unlike the [more…]

Military Flight Aptitude: A Brief Review of Physics

Physics questions can pop up on the Military Flight Aptitude Test. The term physics can intimidate a lot of students; physics is simply a course on the application of math and science to everyday life. [more…]


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