Coming Events

The coming events listed on this page include workshops and short courses that are presented by Damos Aviation Services personnel.   Other coming events include trade shows  and scientific meetings with Damos Aviation Services presentations and exhibits. All of these events are concerned with student and airline pilot screening and hiring.  Major publications by Damos Aviation Services personnel are listed with their release dates.


Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 conference  of the European Association for Aviation Psychology has been delayed for 1 year.   Dr. Diane Damos will be giving a key note address at the 2021 conference, which now will be held 20-24  Sept. 2021.  The conference will be held in Gibraltar at the Sunborn Yacht Hotel.  Please see the EAAP conference website for more details.


Dr. Diane Damos just published a new technical report, Technical review and analysis of the Army Air Forces Aviation Psychology Program research reports (Report No. AFCAPS-TN-2019-0002).   This report was published  by Air Force Personnel Center/Strategic Research and Assessment Branch at Randolph AFB, TX.  It is available through DTIC or may be downloaded directly from Dr. Damos’ pages on ResearchGate.  

Short Courses

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, all in-person short courses have been canceled for the summer and fall.  The Pilot Selection Course    is currently under development as an on-line course.  We anticipate that the on-line course will have essentially the same content as the current classroom version.  For information on the current course content, please see the Pilot Selection Course. 

The Pilot Interviewing  Essentials  online course has been revised and is available.

“With almost 18 years experience in hiring and managing pilots, I thought I had a good handle on what to do. However, after attending your Pilot Selection Course in March of 2007, I began to realize how much I didn’t know especially involving government compliance.…..We had what I thought was a great hiring program, but I quickly realized we had no predictive validity. I could not prove that any test, interview or simulator evaluation actually worked in selecting the most suitable applicant….You showed us how this was a waste of time and money and how to correct the problem.”

Capt. Dan Robertson
Manager of Pilot Hiring, ASA

pilot screening and selection

Date for Damos’ keynote address changed

The 2020 European Association for Aviation Psychology conference has been cancelled because of Covid. It has been rescheduled for on 20-24 Sept. 2021 in Gibraltar. Dr. Damos will give a keynote address during the conference. See the Coming Events page for more information

Damos joins EAAP working group on pilot selection

Dr. Diane Damos has joined the working group on pilot selection of the European Association of Aviation Psychology. This group will produce documents related to selection of air traffic controllers and pilots in 2020.