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Pilot Selection

Psychological Principles and Practice, 1st Edition

Edited by Robert Bor, Carina Eriksen, Todd Hubbard, Ray King

CRC Press

424 pages | 26 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138588738
pub: 2019-10-01
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This comprehensive book describes in practical and ethical terms how recruitment, selection, and psychological assessment can be conducted amongst pilots. It includes chapters written by experts in the field on domains and related areas, such as air traffic controllers and cabin crew. The book is written for airlines, senior pilots responsible for recruitment and training, human resources specialists, human factors and safety specialists, occupational health doctors, psychologists, AMEs, practitioners or academics involved in pilot selection.

Table of Contents

Part 1: History and Rationale for Pilot Selection

1. History of pilot selection

2. Rationale for pilot selection

3. Selecting the selectors

4. Job plans and job analysis

5. Psychometric testing: test construction, validation and norms

6. Ethics in psychometric testing

7. Tests commonly used in pilot selection

Part 2: The Pilot Selection Process

8. The recruitment process

9. Selecting for high risk roles

10. Selecting for initial trainee – V – licensed crew

11. Interviewing skills for pilot selection

12. The simulator and its use in pilot selection

13. Giving feedback to applicants

Part 3: Assessment with Selection of Pilots

14. Mental health assessment

15. Personality assessment

16. Personality disorder and its clinical assessment in aviation

17. Personality and training

18. Neurocognitive assessment

19. Medical assessment

20. Assessing ‘fit’ with the company and organisation

21. Assessment report preparation

22. Training of Aviation Psychologists

Part 4: Pilot Careers

23. Ability, aptitude and performance assessment

24. Pilot work appraisals and career coaching

25. Selection for command

26. Preparing pilots for retirement

Part 5: Other Aviation Selections

27. Selection of remote pilot/UAV operators

28. Selection in military settings

29. Selection of helicopter pilots

30. Selection of ‘bush pilots’

31. Selection in air traffic control

32. Selection of cabin crew

33. Selection of maintenance engineers

34. Astronaut selection

35. The pilotless aircraft

36. Aviation psychologist careers and selection

About the Editors

Robert Bor, DPhil CPsychol CSci FBPsS HonFRAeS UKCP Reg EuroPsy, is a Registered and Chartered Clinical Counselling and Health Psychologist, Registered Aviation Psychologist and Co-Director of the Centre for Aviation Psychology.

Carina Eriksen, MSc DipPsych CPsychol FBPsS BABCP, is an HCPC Registered and BPS Chartered Consultant Counselling Psychologist and Registered Aviation Psychologist.

Todd P. Hubbard, B.A., M.S. Aeronautical Sciences, Ed.D. Applied Educational Studies in Aviation, Lt. Col. USAF (ret.), is the Clarence E. Page Professor of Human Factors research, University of Oklahoma.

Ray King, Psy,D., J.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist, recently retired from the U.S. Air Force, currently with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TRANSPORTATION / Aviation / Commercial
TRANSPORTATION / Aviation / Piloting & Flight Instruction