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Your Preparation for a Career as a Professional Pilot with AET Aviation 

"We Empower Pilots." At AET Aviation, this is more than a slogan – it’s our promise. We specialize in intensively preparing aspiring pilots for the cognitive tests and interviews that are an integral part of the selection process of airlines and training institutions. 

1st Pillar: School Requirements 

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Entering the world of professional pilots requires a solid educational background. Candidates can already begin a professional pilot training with a diploma from a recognized secondary school or a middle school diploma (Fachoberschulreife). However, airlines often have higher criteria. In Germany, at least the general high school diploma, subject-bound high school diploma, or technical college entrance qualification is often expected. In Switzerland and Austria, the Matura or professional/technical Matura is often a prerequisite to pursue a career as a pilot. In addition, profound knowledge in mathematics, physics, and English is essential to meet the complex and internationally oriented requirements of the pilot profession. Candidates’ English skills should be at least at level B2/ICAO Level 4. Alternatively, various internationally recognized certificates such as the Cambridge Certificate, GMAT, IELTS, LCO, TELC, TOEFL iBT, or TOEIC 4 Skills can serve as proof of the required language competence.

2nd Pillar: Cognitive Performance 

Cognitive performance is a core component of every pilot's qualification. AET Aviation specifically prepares you for the aptitude tests and professional basic examinations that assess your operational abilities, including spatial orientation, attention, memory, and perception speed. These cognitive tests are typically conducted by organizations such as DLR or Interpersonal. Our tailored programs and training are designed to optimize your cognitive performance and prepare you for the challenges of the selection process.

3rd Pillar: Medical Class 1 and Physical Requirements 

Physical and health suitability forms another crucial pillar. The Class 1 Medical certifies the general physical and health suitability of the applicant. Special attention is also paid to the review of vision to ensure that there is no red-green weakness, a crucial criterion especially for candidates who also need a FAA Medical Class 3 for their training in the USA.

4th Pillar: Psychological Requirements 

Psychological suitability is also of fundamental importance. In the so-called company qualification, airlines conduct comprehensive evaluations to ensure that candidates are emotionally stable and psychologically equipped for the challenges of the profession. The 16 PF-R test is often used as a testing and measurement instrument. This provides an in-depth understanding of a candidate's personality traits and is an essential part of assessing the suitability and fit of the candidate for the specific requirements and challenges of the pilot profession. Furthermore, it is examined whether the candidate fits into the company's mentality and philosophy. AET Aviation specifically prepares you to effectively present your emotional, action, and social competent side in group discussions and individual conversations. We highlight your teamwork and leadership potential, both key qualities for success in the cockpit.

Your Journey to the Cockpit 

"We Empower Pilots" embodies our commitment to comprehensively and purposefully prepare you for the multidimensional challenges of the aviation industry. Contact us today to learn more about how AET Aviation optimally prepares you for your journey to becoming a professional pilot. With us by your side, you are ready to conquer the skies! 

 Our Free Pilots Career Guide 

In addition to our specialized preparation programs, we offer you our free Pilots Career Guide. In this comprehensive guide, we explain in detail what steps you need to take as an Ab-Initio, flight student, or experienced pilot (FO or CPT) to increase your job chances now. 

The guide contains valuable information and resources, including: 

• Economic contexts that directly influence the pilot job market

• Instructions for Ab-Initios, who want to become a pilot

• Opportunities for flight students to successfully find a job

• Further education opportunities for flight school graduates to continuously improve 

• Advanced training offers for experienced pilots to expand their skills and knowledge 

• A detailed list of the largest international job portals and agencies for pilots

With these profound insights and resources, you are well equipped to proactively advance your career in air traffic and secure your dream role in the cockpit. Contact us today and discover how AET Aviation can support and accelerate your professional development. With us by your side, you are ready to conquer the skies! 

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