SIFT/Military Alternate Flight Aptitude Selection Test
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The AFAST has been replaced by the SIFT

The Army has developed a replacement for the Alternate Flight Aptitude Selection Test (AFAST). The new test is the Selection Instrument for Flight Training (SIFT), and was implemented in January, 2013. The SIFT is a computer-based test that measures a multitude of aptitudes, including mathematical skills and aptitude, the ability to extract meaning from written passages, familiarity with mechanical concepts and simple machines, the ability to perform mental rotations to determine the orientation of aircraft in 3-dimensional space, and the ability to quickly recognize patterns within objects and groups of images. The SIFT also measures an examinee's knowledge of aviation terminology, familiarity with aircraft components and function, knowledge of basic aerodynamic principles, and a grasp of basic flight rules and regulations.

For the official FAQ on the test, please open this PDF .

The following practice sets will help you prepare for the actual SIFT exam. The practice sets provide practice questions for each SIFT section, with the exception of the Simple Drawings (SD) section.

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  • Find detailed answer explanations for every question.
  • Use what you learn to target your study time.