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Air Interdiction Agent (Pilot) Three Part Flight Assessment

All applicants for the Air Interdiction Agent position are required to pass a three-part flight assessment conducted at the Air and Marine Operations' National Air Training Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma over the course of one full day. Flight evaluation is contingent upon favorable weather conditions, so plan on being available the next day as well.

You will also want to have access to a rental or personal car. Due to security at our facilities and the distance between our hangar and administrative facilities, a car is necessary.

If you have questions or need further clarification, do not hesitate to call one of the points of contact listed below.

What To Bring to the Assessment

  • Your documented flight log reflecting a minimum of 1500 flight hours
    • 250 Pilot-in-Command hours and
    • 75 Instrument hours
    • 75 Night hours
  • Your FAA Medical Certificate First Class dated within the last 12 calendar months. Military flight medicals cannot be used.
  • FAA commercial pilot certificate with the following ratings:
    • Airplane, single-engine or multi-engine land with instrument; or rotor craft helicopter with instrument.
    • Other certificates that meet or exceed the requirements of the commercial certificate are also acceptable; e.g., Airline Transport Certificate.
  • Current FAR 61.56 flight review (biannual), or successful completion of a formal military pilot evaluation (USN NATOPS Check, USAF Form 8, US Army APART, or equivalent) within the previous 24 months (must be completed prior to traveling for the flight assessment at applicant’s own expense).

Three Part Flight Assessment

Prior to the three part flight assessment, a record review will be conducted of your qualifications.

Part 1: Oral Exam

The oral evaluation will be conducted by an instructor pilot and test your pilot knowledge based on published part 91 regulations. Questions are derived from the Federal Aviation Regulation, parts 61 and 91. Airman’s information manual and flight information publications to include U.S. Terminal Procedures and IFR EnRoute/Sectional Aeronautical Charts.

Part 2: Flight Evaluation

You will be required to demonstrate your flight proficiency in an Air and Marine Operations aircraft with a flight instructor. You will be evaluated based on Federal Aviation Administration commercial pilot standards. All assessments are pass/fail. All phases must be passed.

Fixed-Wing Flight Evaluation (C-206 / C-210)

  • Crew Resource Management; Plan an IFR Flight; Radio/ICS Communications; Taxi; Normal/Crosswind Take-off; Steep Turns; Slow Flight; Stalls; Unusual Attitude; Engine Out Emergency; Non-Precision Approach; Missed Approach; Holding; Precision Approach; Go Around and VFR Traffic Pattern

Rotary-Wing Flight Evaluation (AS350 / EC120)

  • Hover Power Check; Hovering Flight; Normal Takeoff; Traffic Pattern; Before Landing Check; Normal Approach; Autorotation; Confined Area Operations; Pinnacle Operations; Slope Landings; Quick Stops; Unusual Attitude Recovery; Radio/ICS Communications; Precision Approach; Non-Precision Approach; Missed Approach; Crew Resource Management

Part 3: Structured Interview

You will be interviewed by a three person panel consisting of AIAs who will ask you questions that will be in the form of hypothetical situations designed to measure specific competencies, which include judgment/decision making, teamwork/interpersonal skills, flexibility, integrity and oral communication.

    Interview Attire

    • A flight suit or other appropriate clothing may be worn for the flight evaluation.

    Directions to the NATC Hangar

    5600 Air Cargo Road
    Oklahoma City, OK 73159

    From Will Rogers World Airport:

    • Proceed north on Terminal Drive; turn right on Amelia Earhart Ln.
    • Turn left on Air Cargo Road. The hangar is located 0.3 miles down on the right hand side.
    • Push the button at the gate and give your name for entry.

    Towards Will Rogers World Airport:

    • Proceed south on S. Meridian Ave; turn left onto the ramp to SW 54th Street.
    • Merge onto SW 54th Street.
    • Turn right on Air Cargo Road. The hangar is 0.1 miles down on the left hand side.
    • Push the button at the gate and give your name for entry.
    • Last Modified: May 17, 2023