Last Updated on: November 2022

British Airways DEP

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The national flag carrier of the United Kingdom, British Airways is the largest airline in the UK and provides scheduled domestic and international services. The airline utilises a computerised pilot aptitude test to assess both qualified and unqualified (ab-initio) pilots. Facilitated by FTE Jerez and CAE Oxford Aviation Academy, British Airways also periodically operates the Future Pilot Programme to assess and recruit unqualified pilot candidates.

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Preparation Advice

All pilot aptitude tests aim to assess the same key core skills required to complete pilot training successfully and/or operate an aircraft competently. The assessment of skills such as multi-tasking, spatial awareness, memory capacity, hand-to-eye coordination and mental arithmetic cannot necessarily be assessed within one test and therefore a pilot aptitude test is commonly separated in to a collection of tests, organised in to a battery and completed by the candidate in one sitting. The candidate is commonly provided with two attempts in which to complete this battery, enabling assessors to analyse improvement shown by the candidate.

British Airways utilises a computerised pilot aptitude test to assess pilot candidates, also assessing verbal reasoning and mathematic skills. Since our inception in 2012, a substantial number of candidates attending the British Airways Direct Entry Pilot assessment have gained benefit from the online preparation software provided by

Activities suitable for British Airways DEP Preparation

We recommend using the content shown below in coordination with our Online Preparation Planners in preparation for assessment with British Airways DEP.

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Tasking the candidate with controlling multiple intermittently changing datums, Guidance assesses and enhances selective attention and hand-to-eye coordination skills.
Encompassing multiple tasks in to one activity, MultiTasker assesses and enhances candidate ability in multi-tasking, hand-to-eye coordination and selective attention
Mental Mathematics
Our mathematics database, organised in to easy, medium and hard difficulties, accurately mimics the questions posed in a large majority of pilot aptitude tests.
Verbal Reasoning
Our verbal reasoning content, organised by excerpt, accurately mimics the questions posed in a large majority of pilot aptitude tests.
Orientation assesses spatial awareness and selective attention skills, by tasking candidates with identifying friend or foe aircraft.
Flight Director
This highly accurate test simultaneously assesses and enhances multi-tasking, hand-to-eye coordination and memory capacity skills.
A challenging activity, Adjust assesses multi-tasking, spatial awareness, hand-to-eye coordination, selective attention and mental mathematic skills.
Memory assesses selective attention and memory capacity skills, tasking the candidate with efficiently memorising and inputting four sets of data repeatedly.

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