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Pilot Selection Course

Educational Context

Damos Aviation Services, Inc. offers a 2-day course on pilot selection and screening.  This course is designed for managers who supervise the operation of the pilot hiring system and make hiring decisions and for Human Resources personnel and pilots who are directly involved in hiring pilots. This course is also appropriate for personnel from flight training schools that perform  selection or screening of aviation cadets.  No prior knowledge of selection and screening are required.

Before January, 2015, the pilot selection course contained a module on pilot interviewing.  All of the information on pilot interviewing from the  pilot selection course has been moved into Pilot Interviewing Essentials and the Pilot Interviewing Workshop. Participants may take the pilot selection course before or after either of the two interviewing courses.

This course can be given on-site for air carriers, flight schools, or other aviation-related companies.  The course also may be delivered by Zoom.  Beginning in 2021, the course will be scheduled at least twice each calendar year with open enrollment, i.e., anyone may take the course. This course is taught only in English.

Educational Approach

This course uses a lecture format with real-life examples. All of the lecturer’s slides and reference material will be provided to the participants at the start of the course. It is not necessary to have a portable computer for the course.

Major Topics:

  • What Is A Pilot Selection System?
  • Designing a Pilot Selection System for Your Company
  • Understanding Test Reliability And Validity
  • Choosing Cost Effective Pilot Selection Tests
  • Evaluating Resumes and Applications
  • Setting Appropriate Pass/Fail Scores
  • Using Personality Tests Effectively

A module on bias and discrimination is included in courses with U.S. participants.

Dr. Damos at Pilot Interview Workshop


When taught in Montreal, the price for this 2-day course is  $735 USD, including all coffee breaks and snacks, and two lunches served on location.  The price also includes free parking and free WiFi Internet. For the cost of the course at other locations, please check Coming Events.

Registration / Information

For more information, please contact the CQFA at 514-300-2732, Extension 101 or email .To register for the 2-day course, you may call CQFA at 514-300-2732, Extension 101 or  click here.

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