Thank you so much for your website that has helped many aspiring pilots. I have always wanted to be an airline pilot. Last year I applied for the Kenya Airways ab-initio pilot trainee program and I have been invited for the aptitude test on Wednesday at 8.00am Kenya time.
Please write to me soonest explaining what I should expect. Could the aptitude tests by Kenya Airways be any different from Cathay Pacific or Malaysia Airlines that I read in your website?
I will treasure your help so much.
Aptitude tests are generally used by most airlines to select pilots, especially for ab-initio (no flying experience before) students going to a flying school. This is one way to cut flying training costs as well as selecting the best candidates amongst the many hopefuls to become good future airline pilots.
That said, not all airlines follow the same profile during the selection process. For instance, the aptitude tests for Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines or Malaysia Airlines may not necessarily be the same but they do cover more or less the same kind of tests to select the best applicants.
You can read the experiences of the various wannabes for the different airlines in the FAQ in my site under the topics "Becoming a Pilot", "Interviewing Process", "Aptitude Tests" or in the Forums and then gauge the kind of tests you can expect from the airlines that you are applying for (Kenya Airways in your case). It would not be very far from what you can expect.
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