Should I Become A Helicopter Pilot (One Minute Quiz)

Alyssa Omandac

Career Quiz and Most Suitable Personality

Helicopter Pilots

Helicopter Pilots Helicopters Pilots typically fly helicopters to transport cargo or passengers from one destination to another. Helicopter Pilots may also fly helicopters to carry out other work, including aerial photography, rescue operations, and firefighting.

Interest Match

Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.Confucius

Table of contents
  1. Career Quiz
  2. Suitable Personality Type
  3. Pros and Cons

Career Quiz

In this career quiz, there are 8-10 questions that will give you a pretty good perspective on whether this career is right for you.

There are 3 answers to each question: Dislike, Maybe, and Like.

Answer “Like / Yes” if you tell yourself “Yes! I would love do this” or “Yeah, I’m that type of person”.
Answer “Okay / Maybe” if you tell yourself “Umm…I think I will be okay with that”.
Answer “Dislike / No” if you tell yourself “Ugh…Sounds boring” or “No way!”.

Ready? Let’s start!

Question Yes Maybe No
Are you interested in learning how to fly a helicopter to transport people or goods?
Would you be interested in learning how to inspect a helicopter before flights?
Are you curious about how Pilots analyze the weather forecast before each flight?
Are you level-headed enough to deal with flying during difficult conditions?
Do you have the communication skills needed to communicate with ground staff and others?
Are you self-sufficient enough to work without direct supervision and solve problems without help?
Are you prepared for the challenges of learning to maneuver a helicopter in rough weather?
Do you love the sky and want to seek a job that allows you to fly?

Your Results


Now count how many points you have.

Dislike = 0 point
Okay = 1 point
Like = 2 points

After you’re done counting your points. Click below to view your results.

Suitable Personality Type

The Builder

People with this personality type likes practical and hands-on work. They prefer working with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. You can read more about these career personality types here.

Helicopter Pilots should be level-headed and capable of keeping their cool under pressure, as they occasionally deal with difficult flight conditions. Helicopter Pilots also need good communication skills to communicate with ground staff, air traffic controllers, and passengers. Helicopter Pilots should be self-sufficient, as they often need to figure things out on their own and work with limited supervision.

Pros and Cons


You Get to Fly the Skies

Helicopter Pilots get to fly the skies for a living, which is a unique experience that few other jobs offer.

You May Help Save Lives

Helicopter Pilots who work for the US Forest Service, a law enforcement agency, or a hospital may help save lives.

You Can Work in a Variety of Industries

Helicopter Pilots work in a wide range of industries, offering many different career choices for those with a private or commercial license.

You May Not Need a Degree

Many Helicopter Pilots enter this profession with just a high school diploma, limiting the amount of time needed to start their career.


You May Have to Fly a Helicopter in Bad Weather

While severe weather may ground a flight, Helicopter Pilots still need to fly in poor weather conditions occasionally. Flying during a storm can be stressful and scary until you gain more experience.

You Must Deal with Passengers Who Ignore Rules

During private flights, Helicopter Pilots occasionally need to deal with uncooperative passengers. For example, a passenger may refuse to keep their seatbelt on or decide to smoke during the flight. Dealing with these situations can be awkward and frustrating.

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