Flying branch of Indian Air Force is a dream of many aspirants. Although not everyone gets the chance to fly the supersonic jets. If you are preparing for the AFSB interview focusing to clear it, below are few AFSB interview questions you might face in your personal interview, these questions are basically related to aircraft and flying.
It is very customary to ask entry related questions according to the branch, qualification and what he/she is applying for. If a candidate is from NCC, he is expected to know basics about the Indian armed forces. Similarly, if a candidate is an engineer, he/she is expected to know basic field related knowledge. In this article, we will see the probable questions a candidate can expect if he is opting for the flying branch.
AFSB important questions that can be asked for flying branch
Q. What is the principle on which an aircraft fly?
Ans. Sir, aircraft fly on the principle of aerodynamics or Bernoulli’s principle. The pressure difference over and below the wings gives it a lift whereas the engines give it a thrust.
Q. What is Bernoulli’s principle, give an example?
Ans. Bernoulli’s principle states that an increase in the speed of a fluid occurs simultaneously with a decrease in pressure or a decrease in the fluid’s potential energy i.e. A1V1 = A2V2.
Q. Tell the names of 3 helicopters of Indian Air Force.
Ans. Mi-17, Mi-35 and ALH Dhruv.
Q. What is the largest aircraft with the IAF?
Ans. The IAF largest aircraft is Illyushin-76 as its largest aircraft. It is a transport aircraft, also known as Gajraj.
Q. Tell me the name of any 5 transport aircraft of IAF?
Ans. C-130J Super Hercules, C-17 Globemaster, Il-76 Gajraj, An-32 and refueller Il-78.
Q. Tell me the name of 5 fighter aircraft with the IAF.
Ans. Tejas, Su-30, Mig-29, Mig-21 Bison and Jaguar.
Q. what are all the trainer aircraft with the IAF?
Ans. Sir, IAF has Pilatus PC-7, Hawk HJT, Kiran, Dornier, etc as the trainer aircraft.
Q. What is the Air Force doing with its aircraft when it is not at war?
Ans. Sir, when the Air Force, is not at war, it is undertaking Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Operations, participating in exercises with foreign militaries and ultimately, preparing for war.
Q. Tell me the most recent aircraft inducted into the IAF?
Ans. Tejas is recently inducted into the IAF. It’s a Light Combat Aircraft and its squadron is nicknamed ‘The Flying Daggers’.
Q. What is streamline shape? Why is it important?
Ans. A streamlined shape lowers the friction drag between a fluid, and an object moving through that fluid. This shape is important because it reduces drag to a very high extent.
Q. Name the parts of an aircraft starting from nose to tail?
Ans. Cockpit, fuselage, Wings, Undercarriage, stabilizers, aileron, elevators, rudders, etc.
Q. In which layer of atmosphere do aircraft fly?
Ans. An airplane flies comfortably in the stratosphere. Below this, the air is moving constantly which causes turbulence.
Q. What is a knot, nautical miles, and match?
Ans. 1. A knot is one nautical mile per hour.
2. A nautical mile = 1.8 km/h and mile = 1.6 km/h.
3. Mach is the ratio of the speed of the object to the speed of sound. If the object is traveling twice the speed of sound, it is said to be traveling in 2 matches.
Q. Name any 5 instruments in a microlight?
Ans. Airspeed Indicator, Altimeter, Slip/Skid Indicator, Compass, and Fuel Indicator.
Q. Explain to me what is buoyancy and how is it related to aircraft?
Ans. Buoyancy is the force exerted on an object that is wholly or partly immersed in a fluid. To fly, a plane needs to displace a mass of air down equal to its own mass, each second. The principle of buoyancy applies here too.
So, there are a lot of questions to be focused related to such conditions. They must be prepared so that AFSB can be easily cleared.