Prepare for the PILAPT® - pilot aptitude tests

What is the PILAPT®?

FTE Jerez selection includes the PILAPT
FTE Jerez applicants take PILAPT® tests
The PILAPT® is a series of psychomotor and psychotechnical tests. These aptitude tests allow airline companies and flight training schools to assess and select pilot applicants. Through these calibrated and validated aptitude tests, the PILAPT® aims is to statistically forecast applicants potential for success in a difficult training environment and their ability to cope with the culture and standards found at different airline companies.

→ Disclaimer: Pilotest only provides pilot aptitude tests preparation. Its content should not be used for selection purposes. PILAPT® is a reserved brand property of People Technologies Ltd. Pilotest is neither affiliated nor endorsed by People Technologies Ltd.

Who uses the PILAPT®?

PILAPT tests are part of British Airways pilot selection process.
British Airways also uses PILAPT®
Here is a non-exhaustive list of companies or flight training schools that use the PILAPT® tests to scrutinize and select pilot applicants:

→ British Airways and BA Future pilot programme, FTE Jerez, FlyDubai, BA Cityflyer, Etihad (cadets only), CityJet, Nas Air, Kenya Airways, FTA Indigo Cadet and MEA.

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

Several figures about the PILAPT®

FTA Indigo cadets applicants take the PILAPT tests.
FTA Indigo cadets take PILAPT® tests
For more than 20 years over 100,000 people have taken the PILAPT®, either at an airline company or at a flight training school. The outcome of these assessments is such that only an average of 30% of all applicants pass the aptitude tests. The rest of the candidates are either discouraged or overwhelmed by the examination process. The actual performance threshold required to pass varies from one company to another and depends on the current pilots needs and applicants experiences. Therefore, these aptitude tests do require serious effort and focused practice.

What tests is the PILAPT® made of?

Etihad pilots selection is alos based on the PILAPT tests.
Etihad selection includes PILAPT® tests
The PILAPT® exam lasts a few hours, which makes it a challenge akin to a marathon. The series of tests, of which the order and layout varies from one selection to another, statistically predict an applicant's likelihood of success in his/her future training and his/her potential to meet the technical and human requirements at his/her new company or FTO. These tests will screen his/her aptitude from the following points of view: focusing ability, memorizing capacity, spatial ability, numerical ability and psychomotor skills. At the exam, each tests is preceded by a training sample. Moreover, the psychomotor tests (PILAPT® - ILS tracking, PILAPT® - Multi task and PILAPT® - Fly through circles) are taken with a joystick.

How to train efficiently for the PILAPT®?

A gaussian is divided into 9 area every of them is a stanin mark.
Gaussian curve divided in 9 stanin marks
Using Pilotest will allow you to efficiently prepare for the psychomotor and psychotechnical PILAPT® aptitude tests. Our tests are developed and constantly updated in order to guarantee their quality and relevance. Besides, the Results section gives you not only your results as a standard mark (%) but also as a stanin mark which represents your position next to the website other users. Since most pilots use Pilotest, the stanin is all the more accurate which gives you a quiet good idea about your performance.
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