1st Edition

Pilot Selection
Psychological Principles and Practice




ISBN 9781138588738
Published October 15, 2019 by CRC Press
430 Pages - 26 B/W Illustrations

USD $119.95

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Book Description

This comprehensive book describes in practical terms - underpinned by research - how recruitment, selection, and psychological assessment can be conducted amongst pilots. The chapters emphasize evidence-based and ethical selection methods for different pilot groups. It includes chapters written by experts in the field and also covers related areas, such as air traffic controllers and astronauts. The book is written for airline managers, 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.

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). 

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

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Biography

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).

Reviews

"This book is extremely comprehensive in its scope and tackles the issue of pilot recruitment and selection from all angles. I would suggest that this book be one of the first that is read by anyone who is considering a career as an airline pilot. An excellent and comprehensive study, which deserves to be the defining text on the subject."Captain Dave Fielding, British Airways