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Who prepares for their pilot aptitude test with us?
Our preparation programme has been designed for use by those attending all pilot aptitude test assessments at flight training organisations, military institutions and airlines around the world.

Our past, present and recent subscribers are currently using PAT to prepare for assessments at:
Preparing For Flight Training Organisation Assessments:


A C E F S
Airways Aviation
Alpha Aviation Academy
CAE
CAE Belgium
CAE Oxford Aviation Academy
CTC Aviation
EPST FTA
FTE Jerez
Saudi Aviation Flight Academy


Preparing For Airline Schemes & Recruitment Drives:


A B C E I
Air Arabia MPL BA Cityflyer
British Airways Future Pilot Programme (FPP)
British Airways Direct Entry Pilot (DEP)
British Airways Managed Path
Cathay Pacific Second Officer EasyJet MPL IndiGo Pilot Program
J Q T W V
JetBlue Gateway Select Qatar Wings Tiger Airways MPL Wizz Air Cadet Programme Virgin Atlantic Future Flyers Programme


Preparing For Airlines & AOC Holder Assessments:


A B C D
Air Arabia
Air Astana
Air Contractors
Aer Lingus
Aeropole
Aerocontractors
Air Mauritius
Alpha Aviation Academy
American Airlines
Air Transat
BMI Regional
Bond Helicopters
Brindabella Airlines
Bristow Helicopters
British Airways
Cathay Pacific
Copa Airlines
Comair
CTC Aviation
CAE
Darwin Airlines
Delta Airlines
Dragonair
E F H-L M-N
EasyJet
EPST
Etihad
Fiji Airways
Fly Dubai
FTA
FTE Jerez
Flybe
Hong Kong Express
IndiGo
Kura Aviation
Jet2
Jetstar
Jetstar Asia
Kenya Airways
Luftfartsskolen
Monarch
Middle East Airlines
Norwegian Air Shuttle
O P-Q R S
Oxford Aviation Academy
Oman Air
Pakistan International Airlines
Qantas Airways
QantasLink
Qatar Airways
REX Airlines
Royal Brunei
Ryanair
Saudi Arabian Airlines
South African Airways
Scandinavian Airlines SAS
Singapore Airlines
SpiceJet
Sri Lankan Airlines
Star Air (Maersk)
Surinam Airways
Susi Air
T W V
TalentQ
TAP Portugal
Thai Airways
TigerAir
Travel Service
Wizz Air Virgin Australia
Valljet


Preparing For Military Schemes & Recruitment Drives:


A B I R U
Armée de L’air
Australian Defence Force
British Army Indian Air Force Royal Air Force
Royal Canadian Air Force
Royal New Zealand Air Force
US Navy


What do we offer?

Do you have an assessment with a flying school, airline, military institution or aviation recruitment agency? We provide candidates with the opportunity to prepare for these assessments using our unique preparation programme, delivered through a web browser on a computer, or through iOS and Android applications.

Assessments at these organisations normally take the form of a computerised selection test, commonly referred to as a pilot aptitude test, assessing abilities relating to the piloting profession and therefore assessment criteria predominantly involves the analysis of hand-to-eye coordination, multi-tasking, memory capacity, selective attention as well as numerical, scientific, visual and verbal reasoning, and technical skills.

Our preparation programme provides a solid foundation from which to analyse your own skills and develop these skills prior to being assessed by an organisation.

Why are we the best?

Unlike other competitors, our organisation was established and continues to be run by industry professionals, with many of us having sat pilot aptitude tests in the past.

With our prior knowledge, and continued industry insight, in 2012 we created the first preparation programme for candidates who are being assessed at flying schools, airlines, military institutions and aviation recruitment agencies, enabling thousands of candidates to enhance their skills and therefore improve their chances of success.

We are passionate about providing the most comprehensive and cost-effective method for candidates to prepare for their pilot aptitude tests, and will continue to invest time and money into our business development to ensure that all candidates receive a first-class product.
How does PAT work?


Our preparation programme is delivered through a web browser on a computer, or through iOS and Android applications.

Within this preparation programme, candidates are provided with theoretical questions covering a broad range of relevant topics, accompanied by psychomotor and psychometric activities that will enable you to analyse and enhance your skills in preparation for a pilot aptitude test (computerised test) at a flying school, airline, military institution or aviation recruitment agency.

All content is provided in an accurate format, with theoretical questions provided in realistic timed examination environments and psychomotor and psychometric activities that correctly assess relevant aptitude. Results are displayed as clear, easy to understand text and graphs.

How accurate is our content?

We are committed to ensuring that our preparation programme remains the most beneficial and cost-effective solution to preparing for pilot aptitude tests.
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What is included?
Content included varies with the level of access you have purchased, for further information please visit Get Started Now.
PC/Mac Compatibility: What are the system requirements?
Please visit Features: System Requirements to see system requirements.
How do I use a joystick with PC?

A large number of our psychomotor and psychometric activities enable the use of a joystick for enhanced learning and greater realism.

Read the Using A Joystick With PC guide to understand how to get the most from our preparation programme.
How do I use a joystick with Mac?

A large number of our psychomotor and psychometric activities enable the use of a joystick for enhanced learning and greater realism.

Read the Using A Joystick With Mac guide to understand how to get the most from our preparation programme.
My joystick will not work with Mac?
It should be noted that we do not provide third-party support for the installation or configuration of the Enjoy2 application, as stated in our Terms & Conditions, therefore, this support should be not be taken necessarily as correct, and we admit no liability should it make irreversible changes to your computer configuration.

Firstly, we recommend restarting your Apple Mac after Step 2 within our Installation Guide is complete, and ensuring that there are no conflicting applications operating that would also utilise your joystick.

After restarting your Apple Mac, open the Enjoy2 application on Mac. If your joystick is still not functioning correctly, disconnect and reconnect your joystick then do the following:

Within Axis 1 ‘Low’, select ‘Press a key:’ and press the left arrow on your keyboard.*
Within Axis 1 ‘High’, select ‘Press a key:’ and press the right arrow on your keyboard.*
Within Axis 2 ‘Low’, select ‘Press a key:’ and press the up arrow on your keyboard.
Within Axis 2 ‘High’, select ‘Press a key:’ and press the down arrow on your keyboard.

*You may find that your joystick reverses these inputs, therefore it is recommended to correct this by swapping the inputs (i.e. press left arrow on keyboard for Axis 1 ‘High’ and press right arrow on keyboard for Axis 1 ‘Low’.)

Unfortunately we regret to inform you that we cannot provide any further support on top of this, as Enjoy2 is an external application created by a third-party and not PilotAptitudeTest.com.

Please note: The Speedlink ‘Black Widow’ joystick is not compatible with the Enjoy2 application.

The ‘Adjust’ activity does not fit to my screen?

Our new ‘Adjust’ activity is designed to be used full-screen.

To enter fullscreen on Google Chrome, press F11.

To enter fullscreen on Mozilla Firefox, press F11.

To enter fullscreen on OSX Safari, press Control + Command + F.

How do I enter full-screen?

Many of our activities are best utilised on a full-screen web browser.

To enter fullscreen on Google Chrome, press F11.

To enter fullscreen on Mozilla Firefox, press F11.

To enter fullscreen on OSX Safari, press Control + Command + F.

Some activities display incorrectly or do not fit my screen?

In some instances our activities may not fit your screen precisely, this is due to the irregular format of your screen resolution.

Our activities were designed to be utilised with a minimum screen resolution of 1,024×576 in the common 16:9 format. We do however recommend that you utilise our activities on a screen resolution of at least 1280×720 to ensure optimum compatibility. Most modern laptops and desktops output a screen resolution of at least 1280×720 (16:9 format).

If you are using an activity and a small portion of the activity disappears beneath the bottom of your screen, we recommend either zooming out of your web browser window, going fullscreen or resizing the web browser window until it matches a 16:9 format. This will alleviate these issues in 99.9% of cases.

I cannot see the buttons in an activity?

As above, in some instances our activities may not fit your screen precisely causing buttons to be hidden from view. This is due to the irregular format of your screen resolution.

Our activities were designed to be utilised with a minimum screen resolution of 1,024×576 in the common 16:9 format. We do however recommend that you utilise our activities on a screen resolution of at least 1280×720 to ensure optimum compatibility. Most modern laptops and desktops output a screen resolution of at least 1280×720 (16:9 format).

If you are using an activity and a small portion of the activity disappears beneath the bottom of your screen, we recommend either zooming out of your web browser window, going fullscreen or resizing the web browser window until it matches a 16:9 format. This will alleviate these issues in 99.9% of cases.

Is your software the most advanced available?

Yes, we are committed to investing time and money in to the development of our preparation programme, to provide candidates with the most beneficial and cost-effective solution to pilot aptitude test preparation.
How do I purchase access to your preparation programme?

You can purchase access to our preparation programme on the Get Started Now page.

Purchasing access is a rapid process which takes a few minutes, with access being granted immediately once your purchase is complete.

Your login credentials will be valid for computer, and also both of our iOS and Android applications. Unlike our competitors, we do not charge per platform.
Account Renewal: If I have an existing account, how much will it cost to renew?

Please click here to see our pricing table detailing our great value discounted renewal costs for each access level.

Once your account expires you will not be able to renew, therefore we strongly recommend that you renew prior to account expiry.
Can I purchase recurring access (a subscription)?

Access is provided in one day, one month or two month purchases, and once your access duration has lapsed, your account will be removed automatically.

Account-holders can benefit from great rates and may renew their access prior to expiry for a discounted price, please visit your user area for more information or alternatively, click here to see our pricing table detailing our great value discounted renewal costs for each access level.
Can I upgrade or buy an add-on?

Yes, account-holders are provided with the facility to upgrade an account (for example: Super to Super Plus). We do however, recommend selecting the most appropriate access level on initial purchase.

Add-ons, including specific access to the ATPL Question database, are available to account-holders and may be purchased within your user area.
Can I use the preparation programme on iOS and Android?

Yes, you can access your preparation programme account with complimentary* applications on iOS and Android, and there are no further add-ons to purchase to enable access to these applications.

Our iOS web application can be downloaded to your device by visiting www.pilotaptitudetest.com/mobile and selecting ‘Add to Homescreen’ from your device menu.

Our Android application can be found on the Google Play Store, the application is currently free to install.

*Both applications are complimentary. By complimentary, we mean that unlike our competitors we do not charge a substantial fee to use them on top of your current access, but instead, provide access to these applications either for free or for a very small negligible fee.

Note: Both iOS and Android applications require an active internet connection to function.
Can I use PAT offline?

No, our preparation programme requires access to the internet.

Unique features within our preparation programme, such as realistic examination environments with randomised questions, through to progress tracking on psychomotor and psychometric tests, necessitate the requirement for an internet connection.
Can I practise as much as I want?

The preparation programme is available for your use 24 hours per day, 365 days per year during your access period.

We periodically implement upgrades to the functionality and content of the preparation programme, and account-holders are notified ahead of time if there is an anticipated interruption of service.
Can I share my account?

Sharing access with other candidates is strictly prohibited, as stated in our Terms & Conditions. Use of this website is monitored, if a user is found to be in violation of our Terms & Conditions, we reserve the right to terminate the associated account immediately.
I’ve discovered an error with a question?

If you think you’ve found an error in our content, please let us know so that this can be rectified promptly.

Sometimes people believe they have discovered errors in our maths questions (for example, 1199 instead of 1200) however these answers are often provided as approximations in a similar vein to the way the answers are provided in real computerised pilot aptitude tests. Therefore, as assessors anticipate you will round-up or round-down be wary of the answers being supplied to you being one or two digits out.
I receive the link expired message?

On initial purchase you are requested to choose your login credentials, including a username and password. Once these login credentials are created, you can log in immediately. You do not need to click any links in account activation emails that are sent to you if you have already created a username and password for your account.

Should you have an email in your inbox that states you must activate your account or otherwise, and if on clicking the link provided you are presented with a ‘link expired’ message, you can disregard this. This email is sent to users who have not returned to our website after purchasing an account via PayPal.

I haven’t received my login credentials?

If after purchase you were not provided with the opportunity to choose login credentials, please check your email inbox associated with your PayPal account. An automated email will be sent to you acknowledging your purchase and will subsequently request that you choose login credentials so that you may access the preparation programme.

Note: Please check your email spam folder. If after checking your spam folder you have not received an email, please send us an email.
Unable to login: Receive ‘Whoops’ Message
In some rare instances, a small percentage of users have reported that they are unable to login after having successfully done so on many occasions. If you are unable to login, or receive a ‘Whoops’ message, this may be caused by a particular web browser fault that causes out-of-date cookies and data to be stored locally on your device incorrectly. To rectify this issue, please empty your web browser cache and remove all cookies associated with our website.
Can I download questions?
No, as stated in our Copyright Notice. Use of this website is monitored, if a user is found to be in violation of this Copyright Notice and subsequently our Terms & Conditions, we reserve the right to terminate the associated account immediately.
I am redirected to the Privileges Required page even when I am logged in?

If you after logging in you are redirected to the “Whoops, Priveleges Required” page, this may be indicative of an issue with your web browser.

To rectify this issue promptly, please delete the browsing history and/or internet cache of your particular web browser, clear all previous cookies and ensure that you enable the option of accepting all cookies.

Both functions/options can be found in the Tools/Settings menu of your web browser.