United States Air Force MQ-1 Predator remotely piloted aircraft pilots are critical assets in a challenging, high-risk, and rapidly evolving aviation career field. However, the Air Force has had difficulties over the past decade recruiting candidates with the “right stuff” and filling Predator pilot vacancies. The purpose of this study was to evaluate computer-based intelligence and neuropsychological testing on training candidates (n = 235) obtained during medical flight screening and prior to training that distinguishes elite vs. adequate MQ-1 qualification training performance. Findings reveal a combination of cognitive aptitudes that distinguish elite levels of training performance among those selected for this career field. Results may be utilized to improve personnel selection and aeromedical screening procedures for identifying suitable candidates for this high-risk, high-demand occupation.