AFOQT score

HawkeyeMom

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DD received her AFOQT results back today and got a 78 for her pilot score. She is disappointed and wants to retake, but she is also concerned about doing worse. She is a freshman , 3.94 GPA Chem major. She has her PPL with around 140 hours. Should she retake? She wants to be a pilot.
 

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I think I would advise her to do so. Don't know how well she studied for that part in the first place but hopefully, she can bring it up although as you said, it could go down. I assuming you mentioned the flight hours so you know about the PCSM score. That is the Pilot score plus the TBAS test that is then supersized by the flight hours. The higher the PCSM the better the chances of getting a spot. In a way, it depends on how well she does on the TBAS test. If she does great on the TBAS test, then maybe she doesn't need to redo the AFOQT. If she does bad to okay on the TBAS, then she will definitely have to re-take the AFOQT. THE average PCSM score of people go have received pilot spots is around the high 60s to low 70s. I read that the highest PCSM score without flight hours is around the low 70s but you need a high Pilot score to go with that. That also means you had to kick butt on the TBAS test. There are plenty of people who got PCSM in the high 90s. My son had a 95 on the AFOQT with a 70 PCSM. With 201 hours, he got a PCSM score of 98 with 99 being the highest. Its competitive, so the higher the better.
 

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Thank you for your insight. Did your son use a study aid to help him on the AFOQT? or do you recommend any?
 

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Thank you for your insight. Did your son use a study aid to help him on the AFOQT? or do you recommend any?
He actually didn't, at least not for the pilot section. His major was Professional Flight, wound up with about 201 hours. In other words, his major was learning how to fly and received every license outside of being an Airline Pilot. He also played a lot of Microsoft Flight Simulator along with other computer games which I think is an advantage for the TBAS test.
 
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