AFAST study material and information.

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.

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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.
http://forums.military.com/eve.../m/5530044180001/p/8

The official manual for the afast:
http://www.md.ngb.army.mil/XHT...0PAM%20611-256-2.pdf

An older revision of the Peterson study guide:
http://www.usarec.army.mil/hq/...d/MilitaryFlight.pdf

The FFA rotorcraft handbook: Great help for the helicopter knowledge portion.
http://www.faa.gov/library/man...ia/faa-h-8083-21.pdf

More helicopter knowledge:
http://www.helicopterpage.com/html/terms.html

More helicopter knowledge
http://www.copters.com/

More Helicopter knowledge
http://armyaviation.tpub.com/AL0966/

An avast heli knowledge/manuals.
http://flightschoolstudyguide.com/resources.aspx

Afast study website:
http://cost.georgiasouthern.edu/rotc/news/AFAST.html

Youtube videos of helicopter flights/instructions/licensensing
http://www.youtube.com/user/RescueShrek1

Ask a warrant officer forum:
https://forums.goarmy.com/thre...?start=1680&tstart=0

Another warrant officer question forum:
http://community.armystudyguid...s/a/frm/f/7681093521

Another army aviation forum:
http://forums.military.com/eve...s/a/frm/f/3241924461

Real AFAST test with Answers: use for practice.
http://thepiratebay.se/torrent...Aptitude_Sample_Test

ASA Helicopter fundamental video for purchase/download $20 for both part1/2.
http://www.asa2fly.com/VTP-Hel...-P1500_product1.aspx
http://www.asa2fly.com/VTP-Hel...-P1501_product1.aspx

Mechanical Comprehension study websites: If you need more google for the asvab one and study that.
http://www.education.com/refer...on-questions/?page=2
http://www.ehow.com/how_502627...l-comprehension.html

Most importantly:
Don't give up and don't give yourself any f**king excuses. Work hard. Give it 100%. There is no f**king 110%. Give it your all or don't do it at all. If you can think of something that would give you an advantage or angle in your packet. Than do it. If you dont than your not all in. 100% not 99.99%. Turn your weakness's into strengths. 95% of the problems in life are mental/emotion challenges. Stop limiting yourself by thinking certain people are gifted or special or genius's. If you want to be a nuclear scientist than do it an don't let someone hold you back. No doesn't always mean "no". It just means "no" the first 20 times you ask. Constantly look at ways for improvement. Be creative. Work smarter not harder. Think outside the box. Its going to be a hard fight, but if you want to be Mozart, Einstein, Red Barron, than you can NOT give up.

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good info! i also took peterson's guide and practice exams seriously too.

20/30 sec per question is pretty fast.

but on test day (and the whole week) i had my game face on and got 134. i hear people getting like 150s. i got burned on the last section. so tricky.

please post your scores here if you don't mind. just curious. thanks all.
yeah, the time limits on the test make it difficult. But defiantly doable with practice.

I haven't taken the afast yet.

I'm currently waiting for my recruiter to get off of vacation and schedule the test. I created this to organize my links and add descriptions. Also, trying to explain the test to others seems to help myself understand and hopefully others also. thanks.
I'm Active Duty Army, E6, Recruiter. Decided last week to do WOFT, since the age for OCS changed last October to 28. Starting my prep for the AFAST tonight and expect to take it in early May. Thanks so much for the great info/links posted here! I just finished downloading the two ASA videos and putting them on my iPod, so gonna start the study off by watching those. Any more info would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks!
No problem. I hope you get a good score when you take your afast. I see you left me another message else where. I wish I could give you more help, but truthfully all I have done is the asvab so far and studied for the afast.

When I get back to the U.S in Aug I'll have to find a new recruiter and just focus on getting my packet perfected. Yesterday, I watched a helicopter take off from the neighbor yacht. I felt like a little kid in awe with his mouth open. The blades where a foot from the bridge deck. motivating to say the least.
Thank you for the information. I haven't taken the AFAST yet but am planning on doing it within the next few weeks. My only question is about the Helicopter knowledge section. I studied all the questions in the study guide and know them; however, are the questions on the actual AFAST similar or completely different? The manual you listed for helicopter knowledge is huge and hard to pick out information that I will need to know from information that is for civilians.
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Originally posted by swisher43:
Thank you for the information. I haven't taken the AFAST yet but am planning on doing it within the next few weeks. My only question is about the Helicopter knowledge section. I studied all the questions in the study guide and know them; however, are the questions on the actual AFAST similar or completely different? The manual you listed for helicopter knowledge is huge and hard to pick out information that I will need to know from information that is for civilians.

Most questions are about general Helicopter Knowledge, but there might be a few tricky ones.
You should be able to answer most questions without even touching the manual.

The real test is similar to the practice tests in the books but at the same time different. Also, keep in mind that in some sections your wrong answers will count against your correct answers.

Good luck.
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Originally posted by swisher43:
I have heard that from multiple sources but have not heard what parts. Do you know exactly what sections are like that?


No, I can't remember. Just make a mental note that if your answer is a pure guess, you may receive a penalty on your score.
Go to AKO and search Aviation Knowledge Network - AKN, this page has all the information on applying for Aviation. On this page you can go to Featured Content and click the icon that says "So you want to be an Army Aviator" this will guide you to a page that has study material and suggested reading material for the AFAST, as well as much more useful info on Army Aviation. Hope this helps and GOOD LUCK!
This hasn't been update din quite a while, so I figured I would help out. Remember, the new SIFT has replaced the AFAST and there is no official study guide as of yet. The SIFT more closely resembles the Navy/Marine Corps flight test then it did the old AFAST. Best advise that I can give is to get a copy of the memo that states what is in the SIFT, then use the existing Peterson's study guide and use all branches of service tests to study for the SIFT. That was the route I took and I was picked up on my first look to be a 153A.

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