Selection Tools and Services

EPST Selection Tools and Services

The World’s leading pilot selection tool

Selecting the best candidates for pilot training, type training or pilot employment is a difficult, delicate but extremely important task.

We us a COMPASS, Advanced COMPASS and CPP test for pilot selection. All selecting tools run on a standard PC with off-the-shelf joystick/rudder pedals. These tests have been especially designed to provide airlines or FTO's with an easy to administer and easy to interpret set of reports relating to aptitude, personality and/or technical comprehension.

Compass test

The COMPASS system is designed to select candidates for flight training and is geared towards FTOs. Emphasis is put on the aptitude required for successful completion of a full flight training course.

COMPASS consists of six tests which have been developed to test some of the key aptitude areas for the pilot profession. Flying experience is not required to perform well in the tests.

Depending on a clinent‘s requirements, Compass can be provided in several languages in addition to English, such as Chinese, Turkish, Spanish or Russian.

The tests include:

  • Control - A compensation task looking at basic hand / foot / eye co-ordination.
  • Slalom - A tracking task looking at hand / eye co-ordination.
  • Mathematics - A test of basic applied mathematical understanding and speed.
  • 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.

Advanced-COMPASS (COMPASS for license holders/pilots)

The Advanced COMPASS system builds on the basis of the COMPASS system and allows airlines and TRTOs to se more complex tests to assess flying aptitude in already trained and licensed pilots.

Advanced COMPASS consists of six tests which have been developed to test some of the key skill areas for the pilot profession. Advanced COMPASS is for licence holders and experienced pilots only.

The tests include:

  • Complex Control Task - A test to fly an ILS while handling the rudder pedals and speed settings.
  • Profesional knowledge - A number of questions and situations to test the pilot's theoretical comprehension.
  • Mathematics - A test of basic applied mathematical understanding and speed.
  • 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.
  • Aviation-English - Test English language abiity, including recognizing ATC sound messages.
  • Verbal Reasoning - The ability of the candidate to understand, analyze and logically interpret written information.

Checklist Professional Profile (CPP) - Psychometric test

CPP is a personality questionnaire designed to measure a broad range of personality traits, that are important in the function of airline pilot. The questionnaire also comes with an automatically generated report, in which these traits are combined to form relevant competencies, such as stability, flexibility, self discipline, team orientation, independence, leadership, assertiveness and more. Several norm-groups already exist, ranging from ages 16 to 30 years and from different nationalities. The questionnaire is now offered in multiple languages such as Dutch, English, Chinese, Arabic, Turkey and Czech.

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