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Flight Ops / Pilot Selection Systems Course

Montreal, 23-24 October 2018


Professor in Aviation Human Factors

Diane Damos has worked in the area of pilot selection for over 45 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 helped air carriers and training companies in the United States, Canada, Africa, the West Indies, and Asia improve their pilot selection process. 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 also works as an expert witness in the US on cases involving pilot hiring.

She has authored over 25 articles in scientific publications and 50 technical reports and proceedings articles. Dr. Damos is also a Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and the Royal Aeronautical Society. She is currently the president of the US Association for Aviation Psychology. 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 in improving their pilot 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 how to set appropriate pass/fail standards.

Educational Approach:

This course uses a lecture format in English with real-world examples. 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. Lunches and all coffee breaks are included. For more information, please contact the CQFA by email info@cqfa.ca . Course runs from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.


$ 735 USD