Would You Pilot an Attack Helicopter or a Jet Fighter?

Steven Miller

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Is your lifestyle more odd or conventional?

How do you feel about taking risks?

Which best describes your typical mood?

Are you more quiet or talkative?

How good is your vision without corrective lenses?

How do you generally react in a crisis?

How many alcoholic beverages do you consume in an average week?

How big is your circle of friends?

How strong is your hand-eye coordination?

Do you have any issues with anger?

How much time and energy do you spend anticipating problems?

Are you a planner or do you tend to be more spontaneous?

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Do you curse?

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Do you operate off of checklists in your daily life?

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How organized are you?

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Of the following, which style of music would be the best soundtrack for your flying?

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Which movie about flying best fits your personality?

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About This Quiz

Let's say that your aircraft's engine was to cut out or there was to be some other kind of mechanical failure during your flight. What would the difference be between a helicopter and a jet in a situation like that? 

While neither circumstance is going to be a joy ride, the jet's aerodynamic design will give it a lot better chance of navigating safely to the ground without power. On the other hand, the helicopter is simply going to fall out of the sky like a heavy stone. This basic difference tends to lead to noticeable patterns in the personality and behavior of both sets of pilots.

For example, a helicopter pilot tends to be someone who analyzes all the things that might go wrong in any given situation. They have plenty of emergency exit strategies and backup plans in place should things start heading south in a hurry. They also tend to be a little more moody, maintaining a fairly strict and regimented lifestyle. That being said, this is the person you want around if everything starts to fall apart.

Strap in and get comfortable. We're going to push this thing to the edge to find out what you're made of. Punch it.

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