Who is the test for?
This test is a useful gauge for anyone thinking of training to be a Private Pilot and very strongly recommended for anyone that wants to become a Professional Pilot. The test is designed to give you an honest appraisal as to the likelihood of you being able to complete the pilot training required to become a professional pilot and stand a good chance of going on to work in a professional pilot’s role.
When can I sit the test?
Once you have booked and paid for your course, our admin department will contact you to book a slot with one of our experienced instructors.
What are the entry requirements?
To apply for the course you must be at least 16 years old and be able to read, write and orally communicate in the English language.
What qualification will be awarded?
You will be presented with a certificate that states that you have attended a pilot aptitude test, shown to be a suitable candidate for pilot training, either at BSA or elsewhere, and will stand a good chance of going on to become a professional pilot.
What does the test consist of?
The test is a maths and physics exam, a flying sortie with an instructor in the Airbus A320 procedural trainer (sim), and an interview.
What’s included with this test?
You will be given access to a maths and physics course in advance (iPad, Macbook, iPhone compatible).
On the day you will take a test in general maths, mental arithmetic and physics. Then you will fly a sortie with an instructor in the Airbus A320 procedural trainer (sim) where you will be assessed on your ability to follow instruction and to measure your capacity as you become familiar with the task. You will then have an interview to determine your suitability to train to become a professional pilot.
After completing the test you will be given a full debrief to highlight both your strengths and weaknesses and to advise on areas that may need further work. If your first attempt isn’t successful we will work with you to create a study plan to get you up to speed and offer you a re-sit at a reduced price, depending on the elements needed to be taken.
Whats not included with this course?
Accommodation (although we are happy to arrange this if needed), food, equipment.
What equipment is needed?
For this course you will need the following equipment: a scientific calculator, iPad/iPhone or MacBook to access the study materials in advance (available from BSA).
What are my opportunities once the course is completed?
Once the course is completed, you can proceed to the the PPL theory or ATPL theory course depending which stage of your training you have reached.
How long is the course?
Half a day including debrief.
Where and how is the course delivered?
Pre-study of the materials is done at home in your own time. When you are ready, you can book the test, which is conducted at our HQ in Luton.