Piedmont Airlines Cadet Program Study Guide Questions
These study guide questions were submitted by real pilots who actually interviewed with Piedmont Airlines Cadet Program
Tell me about yourself.
What got you interested in aviation? My dad owned airplanes when I was a kid.
How wide is the longest runway? Refer to the 10-1A
Tell me about a thunderstorm. Describe the stages and what they entail
What is a microburst? Shaft of descending air as much as 6500fpm usually less than 2.5 miles in circumference lasting less than 15 minutes
How does a microburst affect airplane performance? Depending on the aircraft’s direction it can either severely effect airspeed and lift. The microburst is like a upside down mushroom. Air swirls out from the center.
What is needed for the creation of a thunderstorm? Upward moving air and moisture.
What are the 3 stages of a thunderstorm and describe them? Cumulus (updrafts), mature (up and downdrafts, rain at the surface), dissipating (downdrafts)
What is the highest obstacle on the approach plate? Look for bold arrow pointing to it.
What are the holding speed restrictions? Below 6k feet 200kts, between 6,001 and 14k 230kts, above 14k 265kts