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.


Dr. Diane Damos will be presenting a keynote address at the 34th European Association for Aviation Psychology Conference. The conference is being held in Gibraltar at the Sunborn Yacht Hotel from 26 to 30 September 2022. Dr. Damos will be speaking on Tuesday, 27 September. Her talk is entitled “Pilot Selection: What do we know, what have we forgotten, and what did we miss.” Drop by and say “hello.”


Dr. Diane Damos and her associates have published a proceedings article on Research Gate entitled “ Using a Perceptual Speed Test to Predict Flight Training Performance:  New Findings.”  This paper is also available in the Proceedings of the 2021 International Symposium on Aviation Psychology. To download this paper from ResearchGate, click here:

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