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Senior Lecturer

Diane Damos has worked in the area of pilot selection for over 40 years.  From 1977 to 1997, she was a faculty member at SUNY, Buffalo, Arizona State University and the University of Southern California where she taught courses in aviation human factors and pilot selection. In 1997, she left academia to assume a full-time position at Damos Aviation Services, Inc . Dr. Damos has conducted research on pilot selection for both the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy.  She was directly involved with developing the computerized test battery used by the U.S. Air Force.  She has worked as a consultant for air carriers and training companies in the United States, Africa, the West Indies, and Asia. She has lectured and taught courses and seminars on pilot selection in Taiwan, South Africa, Spain, and Canada as well as in the United States.

She has authored over 25 articles in scientific publications and 50 technical reports and proceedings articles.  She is a consulting editor for the International Journal of Aviation Psychology.  Dr. Damos is also a Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.  She served on the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council Panel of Human Factors in Air Traffic Control Automation.   Dr. Damos has a Commercial Pilots Certificate with instrument and multi-engine ratings.  She also holds the Instrument and Advanced Ground Instructor Certificates.


Course Description:

This course in English is designed to assist air carriers and flying training schools improve their pilot screening and selection process.  It is designed for flight operations and human resources personnel who are directly involved in pilot hiring.  By the end of course, the participants will understand how to set up a best-practices pilot selection system and determine how well the system works.  They will be able to identify the factors that affect cost-efficiency of pilot selection systems and identify the best system for their company. They will also understand how to evaluate commercially available pilot selection tests and time permitting, use a structured interview. 

Educational Approach:

This course uses a lecture format in English with case studies.  All of the lecturer's slides and reference material will be provided to the participants at the start of the course.  It is not necessary to have a portable computer for the course.

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To register, click on the Registration button below. Please contact the hotel directly for your own room reservation. For more information, please contact the CQFA at 514-300-2732 or email info@cqfa.ca . Course runs from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.