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 Pilot Interviewing Workshop


Diane L. Damos, Ph.D., FRAeS, Senior Lecturer

Diane Damos, Ph.D., FRAeS, has worked in the area of pilot selection for over 45 years.  From 1977 to 1997, she was a faculty member at SUNY, Buffalo, Arizona State University and the University of Southern California where she taught courses in aviation human factors and pilot selection. In 1997, she left academia to assume a full-time position at Damos Aviation Services, Inc . Dr. Damos has conducted research on pilot selection for both the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy.  She was directly involved with developing the computerized test battery used by the U.S. Air Force.  She has worked as a consultant for air carriers and training companies in the United States, Africa, the West Indies, and Asia. She has lectured and taught courses and seminars on pilot selection in Taiwan, South Africa, Spain, and Canada as well as in the United States.

She has authored over 25 articles in scientific publications and 50 technical reports and proceedings articles.  She is a domain editor for the International Journal of Aviation Psychology. Dr. Damos is also a Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and of the Royal Aeronautical Society and an Associate Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association. She served on the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council Panel of Human Factors in Air Traffic Control Automation. Dr. Damos has a Commercial Pilots Certificate with instrument and multi-engine ratings. She also holds the Instrument and Advanced Ground Instructor Certificates.


Workshop Description

All participants must purchase and complete the online course "Pilot Interviewing Essentials" (details here) before showing up to the workshop. This course uses a combination of lectures and hands-on activities to teach the attendees how to develop, administer, and score a board (multiple interviewers) interview.  It is appropriate both for flying schools interviewing ab initio students and for airlines interviewing experienced pilots.  No experience or background knowledge is assumed.

Educational Approach
Approximately the first hour of the workshop is spent reviewing material from the online course. The rest of the workshop provides hands-on practice on all of the major aspects of conducting an interview. Participants first will develop interview questions and behavioral anchors.  Next, the participants will practice attentive listening skills, using rating scales, and consensus scoring through mock interviews.   Finally, participants will design and conduct an interview.  The interviews will be followed by a group discussion and critique.

Major Topics

The one-day workshop costs $ 225.00 USD. To register and reserve your seat, click on the Registration button below. For more information, please contact the CQFA at 514-300-2732 or email info@cqfa.ca . Course runs from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM CST (non stop).