AFAST Test Components:
The purpose of the afast is to gauge your leadership and flight abilities.
SUBTEST 1. BACKGROUND INFORMATION FORM
Pretty straight forward. 25 questions in 10mins. It asks you questions of your past to create a psych profile. Answer truthfully.
SUBTEST 2. INSTRUMENT COMPREHENSION TEST
15 Questions 5 mins. Observe the gauges and compass heading and select the picture with the closest position of the gauges.
SUBTEST 3. COMPLEX MOVEMENTS TEST
30 Questions 5 mins. This subtest is difficult to explain. It has to with dots and finding how many dots it takes on a grid of dots to reach to center dot.
SUBTEST 4. HELICOPTER KNOWLEDGE TEST
20 questions 10 Mins. This section ask questions about basic principles of helicopter flight and the physics behind it.
SUBTEST 5. CYCLIC ORIENTATION TEST
15 Questions 5 mins. You look at three pictures(top to bottom) figure out in which position the cyclic would be in to make the same maneuver as in the pictures.
SUBTEST 6. MECHANICAL FUNCTIONS TEST
20 Questions 10mins. This sub-test is identical to the Asvab mechanical comprehension.
SUBTEST 7. SELF-DESCRIPTION FORM
75 Questions 25mins. This test is similar to the compatibility test you would take on dating sites..... It asks what words describes you best or least or if you agree with a statement and so on.
Your goal should be to learn everything completely and focus on speed. You need to be able to solve the INSTRUMENT COMPREHENSION, COMPLEX MOVEMENTS and CYCLIC ORIENTATION in your SLEEP.
Use the peterson guide's practice questions to increase speed. Than take the torrent afast and check your answers.
*******Your biggest limitation is time.********
Remember to pay attention to the admins instructions while taking the test. Certain parts of the test if you choose a wrong answer it will deduct from your score, while other areas it wont effect your score. Pay attention and guess in the subtests that wont have a negative effect on your score.
Websites and PDF's with knowledge to help with the AFAST.
For help finding a warrant officer for an letter of reference.
The official manual for the afast:
An older revision of the Peterson study guide:
The FFA rotorcraft handbook: Great help for the helicopter knowledge portion.
More helicopter knowledge:
More helicopter knowledge
More Helicopter knowledge
An avast heli knowledge/manuals.
Afast study website:
Youtube videos of helicopter flights/instructions/licensensing
Ask a warrant officer forum:
Another warrant officer question forum:
Another army aviation forum:
Real AFAST test with Answers: use for practice.
ASA Helicopter fundamental video for purchase/download $20 for both part1/2.
Mechanical Comprehension study websites: If you need more google for the asvab one and study that.
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