Hi all. I am yet to finish my all requirement for shortlist. But below information will be of help if you have been shortlisted. Its gathered from those who gone thro the whole process. But probably thy have changed this time but am not sure.
STAGE 1: APTITUDE.
What is this ‘aptitude’?
refers to an individual’s ability to learn or perform certain skills.
refer to standardized tests designed to measure an individual’s ability to develop certain skills. In this case piloting skills.
So for this stage make sure you up to scratch with:
Basic physics – pulleys,
Books to refer to:
- The world of Physics by John Avison
- Ordinary level Physics by AF Abbott
Basic form 2 maths e.g. algebra,
Basic chemistry: balance the equation. (Expect one question from this area).
Interpreting basic aircraft instruments in different attitudes. Ex.
What is the Aircraft doing?
STAGE 2: PSYCHOMETRIC
Psychometric test is any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc
Check Morrisby Profile on the web at Morrisby - Career and Educational Guidance from the Profiling Experts
, they have practice questions and useful material for this stage.
STAGE 3: MEDICAL.
This is a normal class one medical examination done at the KQ medical centre. Make sure you don’t consume any alcohol at least 24hrs before due to a blood test and urine test.
On the other hand eat some nice food as a stool sample is required.
STAGE 4: PSYCHOMOTOR.
The psychomotor domain includes physical movement, coordination, and use of the motor-skill areas. Development of these skills requires practice and is measured in terms of speed, precision, distance, procedures, or techniques in execution.
The aptitude psychomotor test consists of several parts, most of which are timed individually, which is why you need to be prepared mentally to be able to jump right in.
It will test you on your reaction, memory, ability to think in 3D space, coordination etc.
There is useful info on PILAPT® Pilot Assessment
(Also for stage 1 & 2).
STAGE 5: FLIGHT.
This a flight test done on a twin engine aircraft.
On board will be an instructor on the right seat and a KQ examiner at the back monitoring the flight.
Basically it’s the Kenyan I.R test (Nairobi) either direct from Wilson to GG or TH. Expect an engine failure.
Be precise on how you fly the ILS.
Do barrel rolls on your way back to Wilson. You will definitely get the examiner’s attention. – Do Not Attempt!
STAGE 6: POSITIVE REFERENCING.
This is an oral interview.
On the panel sits two KQ captains and a HR representative.
This is a one on one interview with the panel.
This stage requires you to have knowledge on your com. Subjects. They is no guideline to what shall be asked as it depends on the panel.
Know your stuff well.
Presentation is key. Dress code is formal.
On this day you will also be required to carry some documents such as your cv. Check out our pilot CV page.
This information was gathered from people who have gone through this process and doesn’t necessarily represent what will happen on the actual day.
This gouge aims to remove the fear of the un known and instil confidence in pilots as they attend the assessment process.
for more information check Kenya Airways - The Pride of Africa
Good luck to those attending the assessment and update us on the interview process so as to assist others in the future.