Selection for flying schools

Selection assessments for flying schools

Due to our years of experience, AMC is your partner in the selection of students who apply for the flying course. Ab-initio candidates must be tested as to their skills and aptitude with respect to their:

  • Intellectual level
  • Flying talent
  • Personality

Intellectual level assessment

The candidates’ general intellectual level is a good basis for predicting whether candidates will be successful in completing their flight training. Candidates must have sufficient intellectual skills in order to master the ATPL theory in a relatively short period of time. A fully digital test system, the Global Pilot Selection System, is used to test the level of the candidates. The results of all candidates are compared to a reference group comprising ab-initio candidates who were tested as to their suitability for the commercial pilot training.

Flying talent

In a sensomotoric assessment candidates are tested to determine whether they have the skills that form the basis for acquiring flying skills. Components of the sensomotoric assessment include:

  • Spatial and geographic orientation
  • Multitasking
  • Coordination
  • Short-term memory


Candidates are examined by a psychologist to determine whether they have a number of essential competencies for successfully completing the flight training. The personality assessment focuses on the following competencies:

  • Assertiveness
  • Attention
  • Decisiveness
  • Communication
  • Emotional stability
  • Leadership potential
  • Planning and anticipation
  • Representation
  • Cooperation
  • Service orientation
  • Sense of responsibility
  • Self-knowledge

Reporting and recommendation

All results are combined into a psychological report. Test results and competency assessments are reflected in a graph and accompanied by a detailed personality description and, if so desired, a recommendation. Alternatively, a summarized score (strengths and weaknesses analysis) is presented through which you can draw your own conclusions. The report is usually submitted within five working days; candidates are given the opportunity to peruse their results prior to submission.


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