Train for the COMPASS pilot aptitude tests.

What is the COMPASS?

The COMPASS tests are part of the Airbus cadet pilots selection process.
Airbus Cadets take the COMPASS tests
The COMPASS (Computerized Pilot Aptitude Screening System) is a serie of psychotechnical and psychometric tests designed by the EPST company (European Pilot Selection & Training). EPST is specialized in airline pilots selection. COMPASS tests are various and aim to assess at the candidate cognitive abilities to anticipate its likelyhood of training success or its adaptability to a new airline procedures. COMPASS tests are of the most used around the world. Note that 2 versions of COMPASS tests coexist. One version is designed for ab-initio pilots and only includes the COMPASS - Basic coordination test while the version for experienced pilots only includes the COMPASS - Coordination test.

Which schools or airline companies use the COMPASS tests?

Pilots applying at Emirates will be required to take the COMPASS tests.
Emirates uses the COMPASS tests
Here is a non-exhaustive list of companies or flight training schools that use the COMPASS tests to scrutinize and select pilot applicants:

→ Emirates, Susi Air, Copa Airlines, Jetstar Asia, Air Astana, SpiceJet, Jet Airways, Baltic Aviation Academy, Dragonair, OSM Aviation Academy, Virgin Australia, Aviation Australia, Smartwings & Travel Service, AFTA Atlantic Flight Training Academy, Airbus cadets and cadets Transavia (NL).

If you happen to take the COMPASS in another company or flight school that is not listed above or if one of these companies doesn't ask for the COMPASS anymore, please contact us and we will update the list above.

Why do I have to take the COMPASS tests?

OSM aviation uses COMPASS test to scrutinize pilot applicants.
OSM cadets take the COMPASS
If you are about to take the COMPASS tests, you are certainely applying either at a flight school for a cadet program, or for a pilot job at an airline company. So it is relevant to question your ability to carry out such a training or to cope with your new employer standards. A selection or hiring decision often represents a high financial and personnal investement.
COMPASS goal is to correlate the difficulties you may encounter during your training with the eventual coginive lacks detected throught these tests. However, keep in mind that your tests result are only statistically true and that many candidates that are now pilots failed these tests over the past. Never read aptitude tests results as a foolproff or conclusive sentence!

Should I train before taking the COMPASS tests?

Susi Air pilots are selected through COMPASS tests.
COMPASS tests are used by Susi Air
If on the one hand, psychometric tests were originally designed to statistically anticipate difficulties during training, on the other hand they appear to be an inexpensive and easy way to sort a numerous flow of pilot applicants. The aptitude tests hence tend to turn into an eliminatory competition rather than just an selection stage. Besides, the success thresholds are not fixed but may vary up and down depending on the current pilots needs. Lastly, internet has democratised the access to aptitude tests preparation. To pass the COMPASS tests, we recommend you to train long ahead before the assessment to improve your cognitive potential and to maximise your chance of success!

Using Pilotest to ace the COMPASS tests

Smart Wing selection process includes COMPASS tests.
Smart Wings also uses COMPASS tests
We have designed ultra realistics tests to reproduce as close as possible the conditions of your upcoming selection. Furthermore, after each test, your result is given not only as a standard mark (%) but also as a stanin ranking which symbolizes your position next Pilotest other users. Since the biggest majority of pilots uses Pilotest, this stanin rank is all the more accurate which gives you a good idea of your performance!
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