Delta Airline Pilot - Practice Tests & Interview
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Delta Airlines, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, employs about 80,000 people worldwide, and whether you're applying for a mechanical or pilot position, JobTestPrep can help! Our resources include test and hiring information, practice tests and drills, study guides, and user-friendly score reports for Delta aptitude tests. Start practicing today to ensure your success at Delta.


Delta Pilot Assessment Tests

In order to become a pilot with Delta, you will need to successfully complete several pre-employment assessments. Some of the assessments tests you may encounter are as follows:

  • Numerical Reasoning– These tests are designed to assess your numerical and critical reasoning skills. You are given numerous pieces of information via graphs and charts, and you must work out the correct solutions.

Numerical Reasoning Sample Question

Which of the following represents the sum of 1.34, 2.6, 0.04, and -0.19?

A. 37/9

B. 379/100

C. 41/7

D. 417/100



1.34 + 2.6 + 0.04 + -0.19 = 3.79 = 3 79100

The correct answer is (B).

    • Verbal Reasoning– These tests provide you with a paragraph of information and some multiple-choice questions. Based on the text, you must select the correct answer. This is done under severe time constraints, so you need to work fast in order to complete the test in the time allotted.

Verbal Reasoning Sample Question

Take a very commonplace, often discussed and critical topic: Are we detecting a greenhouse effect, and related to this, is it exacerbated by "anthropogenic factors," i.e., human actions? Most would be inclined to give a positive answer to both of these questions. But, if pushed, what would be the evidence, and how well grounded would it be for such affirmations? Within scientific communities and associated scientifically informed circles, the answers have to be somewhat more ambiguous, particularly when rigorous questions concerning evidence are raised. Were scientific truth to be a matter of consensus, and some argue that scientific truth often turns out to be just that, then it is clear that there is beginning to be a kind of majority consensus among many earth science practitioners that the temperature of the Earth, particularly of the oceans, is indeed rising and that this is a crucial indicator for a possible greenhouse effect.

A. True

B. False

C. Cannot Say



Non-scientific communities are not specifically addressed in the passage.
While it is stated that "Most would be inclined to give a positive answer" we cannot draw any definitive conclusion on the proportions of the non-scientific community in the entire population.

Note that while common sense would guide us to assume that non-scientific people comprise the majority of the general population, in this test we cannot rely on such knowledge.

Therefore, The answer is Cannot Say.

The Delta Pilot preparation pack includes a wide variety of practice tests, all relevant to the Delta Assessment tests. Pass the intensive Delta hiring process with high quality preparation materials!

  • Situational Judgement Tests – These tests present you with hypothetical, yet realistic, work scenarios.
  • Simulator Assessment – Just as it sounds, you will be asked to complete an assessment where you will have to conduct a flight simulation and other non-flying pilot responsibilities. 
  • Capacity Assessment – These tests cover topics such as shape testing, flight director testing, flight director testing while multitasking, and flight crew testing.



Delta Hiring Process and Requirements

The prerequisites for Delta Air Lines pilots are as follows: 

  • Be at least 23 years old
  • Possess a four-year college degree
  • Possess a passport 
  • Possess a FAA commercial fixed-wing pilot license with an instrument rating
  • Possess a current FAA First Class Medical Certificate
  • Meets all minimum FAA ATP requirements, including successful completion of the ATP written exam
  • Have reached a minimum of 1,500 hours of total documented flight time
  • Have reached a minimum of 1,000 hours of fixed wing turboprop or turbofan time
  • Have reached a minimum of 50 hours of fixed wing multi-engine time
  • Possess a FCC Radiotelephone Operator's Permit (RP)
  • Complete the DOT required pre-employment drug test

Delta Hiring Process

If you meet the aforementioned prerequisites, you may apply for a pilots position with Delta. The Delta pilot hiring process consists of the following steps:

  • Application 
  • Phone interview
  • Assessment tests
  • Interview (you will be required to bring in all of the necessary paperwork and credentials)
  • Psychological interview
  • Drug test


Delta Interviews

Delta has a multi-step interview process, but it's important to note that different job positions can add or omit interviews or hiring steps. However, the typical interview process consists of a phone and/or video interview, followed by several in-person interviews.

The phone interview is just as it sounds—you are called and asked a number of basic questions (availability, salary requirements, experience, etc.). The video interview is set up so that you receive the interview questions via email, but instead of talking and interacting with a person, you record your interview answers on the computer and then submit them to the recruiter. This format is known as a pre-recorded interview.

If you pass the application and phone/video interview successfully, you will then be invited to attend a face-to-face interview. You may even be asked to attend a psychological interview. During both interviews it's important to remember to be honest, ask questions about the position, arrive prepared (bring the necessary paperwork/certifications, in addition to copies of your resume), and prepare for a range of questions. Furthermore, Delta highly encourages its interviewees to answer interview questions using the STAR method, to ensure that you answer deliberately and effectively.

JobTestPrep can help you prepare for various interviews with our Pilot PrepPack, start practicing today to ensure your interview success!

Delta Pilot Interview Questions

As mentioned before, Delta has multiple rounds of interviews. It is important to prepare for each step of the hiring process, but especially for interviews.

Here are some typical technical pilot interview questions you might encounter:

  • What shows up best on radar? 
  • What do red and green light signals from a control tower mean?
  • What is the worst icing condition?
  • What happens to landing speed with varying headwinds, altitude, temperature, TAS, and ground speed?

Here are some typical psychological pilot interview questions you might encounter:

  • How would others describe your leadership style in the cockpit?
  • What are your strengths?
  • What are your weaknesses?
  • Where did you grow up?

Perks and Benefits of Working for Delta

If you manage to pass all rounds of the hiring process, you'll be eligible for the perks and benefits that Delta offers its employees. Some of the pilot benefits include:

  • 401(k)
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance coverage
  • Paid vacation
  • Profit sharing
  • Optional additional life/dependent life/group accident/private pilot insurance
  • Free & reduced travel rates for family and friends
  • Matching gifts to education programs, up to $2,000 per year
  • Adoption assistance program with eligibility beginning on day one of employment

Prepare for Delta

JobTestPrep’s Delta Pilot PrepPack™ includes various practice tests and drills that can be taken in real-time simulation mode (to reflect similar test conditions) or step-by-step mode, detailed answer explanations, and user-friendly score reports. Start preparing today to ensure your success with Delta.

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