Airlines in developing nations often face a pilot shortage. Airlines in such countries either must recruit experienced pilots worldwide or aid in the establishment of national flying schools. The first presentation explains some of the issues the airlines encounter in performing worldwide background screenings on experienced pilots. Selecting either experienced pilots or cadets from a multi-cultural, multi-lingual applicant pool is challenging. The second presentation discusses data comparing native versus immigrant cadet applicants on cognitive tests. The third presentation describes problems associated with adapting a personality assessment to a new culture and language and the resultant predictive validities. Selecting cadets for a national flying school in a multi-cultural developing nation presents additional challenges. The fourth presentation discusses some difficulties in assessing social skills in cadets in a multi-cultural developing country.
Damos, D. L.,
Rose, M. R.,
& Lorenz, J. L.
(2015). Panel on Cross-Cultural Pilot Selection. 18th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 476-481.