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Air Interdiction Agent (Pilot) - Flight Assessment

As a candidate for the Air Interdiction Agent (Pilot) position, we value the time and effort you’ve invested to reach this point in the screening process.

The next part of the process will take place at Air and Marine Operations' (AMO) National Air Training Center (NATC) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Since flight evaluations are contingent upon favorable weather conditions, plan on being available the following morning as well.

At NATC, you will participate in a records review, structured interview, oral examination, and practical flight evaluations.

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

What Should I Bring to the Interview?

  • All of your flight log book(s) and/or military records for verification of your flight time.
  • Your FAA certificates.
  • Your FAA Class 1 medical certificate dated within the previous 12 calendar months.
  • Current FAR 61.56 flight review (bi-annual), 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 travelling for the flight assessment at applicant’s own expense).
  • 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.

Interview Attire:

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

The AIA (Pilot) Hiring Process Consists of Four Phases:

1. Records Review:

  • 1,500 Flight Hours
  • 250 Hours of Pilot-in-Command
  • 75 Hours Night
  • 75 Hours Instrument
  • FAA First Class 1 Medical Certificate
  • 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.

2. Structured Interview:

  • Conducted by a three-person panel consisting of Air Interdiction Agents (pilots).

3. Oral Examination:

  • Conducted by an instructor pilot.
  • The oral examination is designed to assess basic aeronautical knowledge commensurate with commercial privileges.
  • Questions are derived from the Federal Acquisitions Regulation, parts and 91, Airman’s Information Manual and Flight Information Publications to include U.S. Terminal Procedures, IFR EnRoute/Sectional Aeronautical Charts.

4. Flight Evaluations

  • The flight evaluations are conducted by instructor pilots and designed to assess basic pilot tasks graded to commercial pilot standards.

All assessments are pass/fail. All phases must be passed.

The Following Tasks Will Be Evaluated During Flight for the Appropriate Disciplines:

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
  • 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

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: June 16, 2022