Psychological tests for pilots, Hype or necessity?
You get a psychological test before admission to the aviation academy and often also one as you apply with an airline. But what actually is the purpose of these tests?
People differ and consequently there is a difference in their performance. Therefore, aviation psychologists have designed methods to select people who have the abilities and attitudes required for flying an airplane. For the testing of pilots, they have developed worldwide applicable selection systems like the global pilot selection system. These systems comprise tests which are connected with cognition, flying aptitude and personality.