The main purpose is to limit the risk of failure during training, and to make sure that candidates have sufficient knowledge, skills and aptitudes to start an airline pilot course. The candidate will have to go through the COMPASS TEST and de CPP test.
The Compass test consists of six tests which have been developped to control some of the key aptitude areas for the pilot profession.
The test will include the following exercices :
CONTROL: A compensation Task at basic hand/foot/eye coordination
SLALOM: A tracking task looking at hand/eye co-ordination.
MATHEMATICS: A test of basic applied mathematical
MEMORY: Accuracy of short-term memory recall and ability to ‘chunk’ information.
TASK MANAGER: A test of the candidate’s ability to scan the screen and manage two concurrent tasks accurately and quickly.
ORIENTATION: Instrument interpretation, comprehension and spatial orientation.
TECH-TEST: Technical comprehension test (physics test)
AVIATION ENGLISH: Test English language ability, including recognizing ATC sound messages
VERBAL REASONING: The ability of the candidate to understand, analyze and logically interpret written information.
CPP test Psychometric tests are a standard scientific method used to measure an individual’s mental capacity or behavioral style. In addition to the COMPASS tests, candidates will also have to pass a personality test called the CPP (Checklist Professional Profile), which can be described as a psychological instrument, to play a crucial role in the selection and training of (ab-initio) pilots. More specifically, the test can be characterized as a – tailor made – personality questionnaire that measures relevant personality traits to assess the competences, as mentioned above, for the function of a (ab initio) pilot. Upon completion of the selection tests and after analysis of the results, you will know if you have been selected or not.
Flying experience is not required to perform well in the test.