Computerized Pilot Aptitude Screening System
Computerized Pilot Aptitude Screening System (COMPASS) consists of six tests which have been developed to test some of the key aptitude areas for the pilot profession. Flying experience is not required to perform well in the tests.
The tests include:
Control: A compensation task looking at basic hand / foot / eye co-ordination.
Slalom: A tracking task looking at hand / eye co-ordination.
Mathematics: A test of basic applied mathematical understanding and speed.
Memory: Accuracy of short-term memory recall and ability to 'chunk’ information.
Task Manager: A test of the candidate’s ability to scan the screen and manage two concurrent tasks accurately and quickly.
Orientation: Instrument interpretation, comprehension and spatial
We would like to stress that the COMPASS tests are not a substitute for a complete selection but represent a cost-effective way to indicate the presence (of lack) of basic pilot aptitude. The results will help decide about future career choices and could be a positive motivation for choosing a career as a professional pilot.