Would You Be a Fighter or Bomber Pilot?

MILITARY

104 PLAYS

By: Teresa McGlothlin

5 Min Quiz

Image: zeynep boğoçlu/E+/Getty Images

About This Quiz

Both fighter pilots and bomber pilots are highly skilled technicians. With lofty ambitions like yours, you must know what type of pilot you're cut out to be before you seek out military training. You know you belong in a cockpit, but which one is right for you? Are you better suited for one-on-one aerial combat or stealth attacks in the middle of the night?

As you fly through our questions, we'll go a little further than the military assessments you need to take. We'll go beyond the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), and we'll pass up the Physical Readiness Test to see what sort of pilot position best matches your skills, hopes and aptitudes for the job. You may have imagined yourself as either type of flyer, but once you've mastered either one of these forms of flight, the kind of bird you should pilot will be clear. 

When you choose your response, pretend like your commanding officer is standing over your shoulder. Hold yourself to the highest of standards, and demand excellence from yourself. When you've finished, we'll tally up your answers, and we'll give you the results. Will you fly in the capacity you've always wanted to fly, or will you need to rethink your plans? Let's go up and away and find out!

Which famous pilot most inspires you to earn your wings?

Advertisement

Would you give yourself higher marks for mechanical skills or computer skills?

Advertisement

Which one of your traits would make you a good commercial pilot?

Advertisement

Do you have good eye-hand coordination?

Advertisement

In your opinion, what part of boot camp is the hardest?

Advertisement

Do you have a level head in sticky situations?

Advertisement

If we gave you a set of GPS coordinates, could you locate the place on a map?

Advertisement

What branch of the military is most interesting to you?

Advertisement

Would you be afraid to go skydiving?

Advertisement

What's your driving like when you're on a stretch of wide-open road?

Advertisement

When you fly the friendly skies, do you like takeoffs or landings more?

Advertisement

Do you think you could handle the 6.3 g-forces that riders experience on the Tower of Terror?

Advertisement

What part of the military's ASVAB would be easiest for you to pass?

Advertisement

Are you better at taking orders or giving them?

Advertisement

Think about "Top Gun." Which of these fighter pilot nicknames is more fitting for you?

Advertisement

How good is your vision? Does it meet the standards for an Air Force pilot?

Advertisement

Bomber pilots are required to have a bachelor's degree. Do you have one?

Advertisement

Are you at least 64 inches tall like pilot requirements recommend?

Advertisement

Do you ever suffer from motion sickness?

Advertisement

Which of the Navy's motto speaks to you the most?

Advertisement

Would you say you're a good shot, or do you need more time on the range?

Advertisement

Can you see yourself becoming a member of the new Space Force?

Advertisement

If you had to eject from your plane, what would you do while you waited for rescue?

Advertisement

How do you deal with your ears popping when you fly?

Advertisement

If you gave yourself a military rank, what would it be?

Advertisement

Do you hold yourself to a strict code of honor?

Advertisement

When we say Captain Sully's name, what comes to mind?

Advertisement

Would you rather pilot a prop plane or a cargo plane?

Advertisement

How many times have you been to an air show?

Advertisement

Could you handle the pressure of being an air traffic controller?

Advertisement

Explore More Quizzes

About HowStuffWorks Play

How much do you know about dinosaurs? What is an octane rating? And how do you use a proper noun? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks Play is here to help. Our award-winning website offers reliable, easy-to-understand explanations about how the world works. From fun quizzes that bring joy to your day, to compelling photography and fascinating lists, HowStuffWorks Play offers something for everyone. Sometimes we explain how stuff works, other times, we ask you, but we’re always exploring in the name of fun! Because learning is fun, so stick with us!