All applicants to AB26 shall have an interview with the commanding officer (or his designate) of the squadron he has asked to join.
AG26 Commander for fighter applicants, and AG26 Commander for bomber applicants.
The process may be done one on one, or the commanding officer may have another officer with him.
The first part of the process shall consist of an interview.
The overall impression the applicant makes on the officer counts for the majority of the "score".
During the interview, the applicant shall be asked various questions that shall provide the commander with a basic understanding of the applicants attitude, communication skills, people skills, and maturity.
The second section of the interview shall be comprised of a flight test.
This process is to provide a basic understanding of the applicants overall command of the game, take-off and landing skills, basic navigation and in flight communication.
The applicant shall be expected to respond correctly to both typed and voice commands while in flight, and be quick to carry out in flight orders.
Gunnery and/or bombing skills may be judged, but are not a priority.
The primary concern of the officers and pilots of AG26 is having a fellow pilot that gets along well and is a team player.
Pilot skills can be taught and learned.
If the applicant "passes" the interview process, they may or may not have a flight test immediately following. The commander may choose to give the flight test at a later date.
Once the applicant is deemed as satisfactory for a position with AG26, they shall be assigned a rank with provisional (P) status The (P) suffix shall stay with the new pilot until such time as AG26 Commander Rhin deems they have proven their desire to belong and contribute to AG26.