Pilot Candidate Selection Method (PCSM) Program Status 16 May 2006. Dr. Thomas R. Carretta Air Force Research Laboratory Wright-Patterson AFB, OH Thomas.Carretta@wpafb.af.mil. Pilot Candidate Selection Method. Psychomotor Cognitive Attitudes. PCSM is a regression- weighted pilot
Dr. Thomas R. Carretta
Air Force Research Laboratory
Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
Air Force Officer
Basic Attributes Test
Previous Flying Experience
N = 1,268
Grad %: 58.5% 69.7% 81.8% 92.1%
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Form QForm R /S
Verbal .97 .96
Quant .97 .98
Acad Apt .98 .98
Pilot .97 .92
Nav-Tech .98 .94
Test Abbr V Q AA P N/T
Verbal Analogies VA X X X
Arithmetic Reasoning AR X X X X
Word Knowledge WK X X
Math Knowledge MK X X X X
Instrument Comprehension IC X
Block Counting BC X
Table Reading TR X X
Aviation Information AI X
General Science GS X
Rotated Blocks RB
Hidden Figures HF
Self-Description Inventory SDI+
DIRECTIONS: This test measures your ability to determine the position of
an airplane in flight from reading instruments showing its compass
heading, amount of climb or dive, and degree of bank to right or left.
DIRECTIONS: This is a test of your ability to “see into” a 3-dimensional
pile of blocks and determine how many pieces are touched by certain
numbered blocks. All of the blocks in a pile are the same size and shape.
DIRECTIONS: This test measures your ability to read tables quickly and
accurately. In the table below, the X values are indicated at the top and the
Y values at the left. In this test, you are to find the table entry that
corresponds to a given set of row (X) and column (Y) values.
DIRECTIONS: This test measures your ability to visualize and manipulate
objects in space. In each item, you will be shown a picture of a block.
The problem is to find a second block that is identical to the first.
DIRECTIONS: This part of the test measures your ability to locate a simple
geometric figure embedded in a complex drawing. Your task is to
determine which lettered figure (A, B, C, D, or E) is contained in each
DIRECTIONS: This inventory measures personal traits and attitudes. The inventory consists of a list of statements. The task is to read each statement carefully and decide how well each one describes you.
Look at the sample statement below.
S1. I enjoy reading poetry.
Decide if statement S1 is characteristic of you and indicate your agreement using the scale below.
A – Strongly Disagree
B – Moderately Disagree
C – Neither Agree nor Disagree
D – Moderately Agree
E – Strongly Agree
Examinee is presented with activity pair and asked to choose between the activities
Activity pairs differ in level of risk
Test length ~10 minutesBAT5. Activities Interest Inventory