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These study guide questions were submitted by real pilots who actually interviewed with Piedmont Airlines Cadet Program

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. What got you interested in aviation?
    My dad owned airplanes when I was a kid.
  3. How wide is the longest runway?
    Refer to the 10-1A
  4. Tell me about a thunderstorm.
    Describe the stages and what they entail
  5. What is a microburst?
    it is 6000FMP and less that 15 mins and 1.5 miles
  6. 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.
  7. What is needed for the creation of a thunderstorm?
    Upward moving air and moisture.
  8. What are the 3 stages of a thunderstorm and describe them?
    Cumulus (updrafts), mature (up and downdrafts, rain at the surface), dissipating (downdrafts)
  9. What is the highest obstacle on the approach plate?
    Look for bold arrow pointing to it.
  10. What are the holding speed restrictions?
    Below 6k feet 200kts, between 6,001 and 14k 230kts, above 14k 265kts
  11. Michael P

    (Hired at Piedmont Airlines Cadet Program)

    The study guides were spot on. I would’ve definitely been less prepared without it.

    Kaitlin B

    (Hired at Piedmont Airlines Cadet Program)

    I got the job. Very helpful