"I noticed in your job posting that you prefer experience in the public aerospace sector. I do have experience in both public and private; however, the most recent 3 years of my work experience is in the public sector."
"I can say that I am equally experienced in both public and private aerospace matters. Is there a specific sector that you would prefer to see stronger experience in? I would be happy to highlight that experience for you, further."
The interviewer would like to see that you have experience in the industry; whether your aerospace experience comes from private or public entities. If the job description or job posting from AeroVironment states a preference of one over the other, it is wise to focus your answer on that particular experience.
"I am always interested in learning more about this industry and the changes that are taking place. It's truly fascinating. Most frequently, I read the International Journal of Aerospace Engineering. There are also a couple of blogs that I follow including www.aviationweek.com."
"Staying up to date on aerospace related events is quite easy with a couple of phone applications I have downloaded, and a few blogs that I subscribe to. I would love some fresh suggestions as well! Do you have any strong recommendations?"
The interviewer would like to confirm that you have a true interest in the aerospace and defense industry. Perhaps you read aerospace related books, follow particular engineering journals or subscribe to a blog related to this industry. Briefly share with the interviewer the ways in which you stay up to date on current events related to AeroVironment.