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in the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marines, you'll need to be
well prepared for your exam to compete for a seat in flight school.
Use this book to get hands-on experience with the same kind of test
material you'll see on exam day, and pass your exam with flying
Find out how to:
Score your best on the AFOQT,
AFAST, or ASTB.
Conquer test anxiety and
Build a study plan and learn
time management techniques.
Practice the same kinds of
questions you'll see on the actual exam.
Use the process of elimination
and make educated guesses to answer tough questions.
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The Complete Preparation Guide for Military Flight Aptitude Tests
includes sample tests for the:
AFOQT (Air Force Officer
- AFAST (Alternate Flight
Aptitude Selection Test)
- ASTB (Aviation Selection Test
Flight Aptitude Tests -
Flight Aptitude Tests
Testimonials from actual flight school
pilot training graduates, and Air Force officers
I haven't been the best student in college,
but I really applied myself in studying for the AFOQT. This book was an
excellent study aid and I highly recommend it. Take the practice tests
seriously. I did the sample tests (in the front) a couple of times, over
the course of a week or so, and then did the actual practice test three
times over the course of about two weeks, rigidly timing each section. Go
to the deepest section of the library or whatever it takes to not be
interrupted and to concentrate. On the test, it will help if you have some
flying experience and knowledge, and if you are mechanically inclined. One
more thing regarding this book: I found that many of the problems in it
seemed slightly harder than on the actual test. I can tell you for sure
that the Electrical Mazes and Scale Reading sections are printed out a
little larger and are easier to read on the test. My scores on each
composite were: PILOT: 98, NAV: 95, A.A.: 87, VERBAL:93, QUANT: 75. Yeah I
know- 75...we can't have it all. Good luck.
This is a great book for preparing for the
AFOQT. I was spooling up for a military pilot slot and took the Marine
Corps flight test cold and did not do very well. I got this book before
taking my first choice service (Air Force) flight test. I did quite well,
that was back in '97, and I graduated USAF pilot training in Nov of '99.
Take the practice tests under timed conditions. Just having seen the type
of quesitons they ask having a feel for the time constraints of each
section was a big help.
I too found this book extra helpful. There is
a lot of hype surrounding the test, and study guides are limited, so
buying this book is a good investment. Taking the practice tests and
timing yourself lets you know the pace of the test. Further, you can
pinpoint your weaknesses and brush up on certain topics i.e. math, etc.
Being able to visualize the test and simulate the test environment at your
desk helps break the ice. Also, I took a good look at
http://www.baseops.net/afoqt/ for additional guidance, study guides, and scoring
information about the AFOQT. And the result, I got a pilot slot.
I recently bought this book to help calm my
nerves as i was about to take the army AFAST. I studied away and passed
the test with flying colors. in fact, the test questions in this book for
the helicopter knowledge were harder than the actual test question. this
lead to me be better prepared. it was the same way with the mechanical
comprehension section. I surely wouldn't have scored as well as i did
without this book! Another good book to study helicopter
Principles of Helicopter Flight.
I did fine on the AFOQT with this book.
However I believe that a sample SAT book or a strong latin review will
help with the two sections that deal with words. The math was pretty
basic, similar to the SAT's and the charts and electrical mazes are larger
on the test compared to the practice books. I think the best way to study
for this test is to lock yourself in a room and play some classical music.
The lord of the rings soundtrack worked for me, but anything will do. It
is also important that you answer every question for the AFOQT. It hurts
your grade more if you leave an answer blank. Just relax and try not to
stress out. As for studying, take it a section at a time, and time
yourself accordingly. The Person in charge of our test had a loud timer
that was distracting, so maybe you will want a loud timer so you can get
use to the noise. Honestly, the test was not as hard as I thought. Just
eat a light breakfast and concentrate. Good luck!
I decided after being a helicopter crew chief
for 8 years that I wanted to attend flight school. My friends that were
doing the same recommended this book to me- so I bought it. I already knew
much of the material, but it did help me. This book contains tests for all
services; I took the AFAST (Army Flight Aptitude Screening Test). As
I recall, the practice test was not exactly what I found when I took the
exam (which is good so the test is not COMPLETELY compromised) but it was
close enough that I had minimal problems with it. In some cases (the
control stick position portion) the real test seemed much simpler than the
version in the book. Each time I come across someone who is
interested in going to Army flight school, the first thing I do is
recommend this book to them. Not only is it a good tool for practice and
it explains the answers to the reader, but it is the only book in
existence that I know of that points the reader in the right direction for
the exam. You can't walk in to take the AFAST without knowing
something about rotary-winged flight. This book explains a little about
retreating blade stall, dynamic rollover, translating tendency, etc. so if
you don't know these things, you can have a basic understanding of what
they are. Without a clue of what some of these things are and how they
pertain to helos, you won't have a chance when test time comes. Good luck!
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