• How to Enrol

    Candidates who are interested in applying for a place on one of our pilot training programmes should meet the following criteria:

    • Minimum Age requirement: 18 years old
    • Successfully completed secondary education

    If you meet the above criteria, we would invite you to submit an application. This application should comprise of the following documents:

    • Completed registration File (Available to download from our Integrated ATPL Course Section)
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • Copy of identity card or passport
    • Letter of Motivation of 20 lines maximum
    • Certificate of good moral conduct (for foreigners: a certificate of nationality)
    • Copy of the medical license (or a copy of the confirmation of the appointment for the medical examination - see below)
    • Information about financial planning.

    Candidates should also be in a position to obtain a Class I medical before commencing training at CAE Oxford Aviation Academy Brussels. Please contact Brussels Aviation Medical (+32 2 416 22 70 / info@brusselsaviationmedical.be) or MEDEX (+32 2 524 76 17 / eclg-cema@health.belgium.be) for further details.

  • Assessment and Selection Process

    Our Selection process focuses on three major areas of competence:

    1. Intellectual learning capacity (English & Physics Tests)
    2. Future pilot skills / aptitude (Psychometric & Simulator Tests)
    3. Personality / Motivation / Psychological profile
  • 1. Intellectual Learning Capacity

    Physics Test
    This test is based on secondary school level physics (level comparable with 2 hours of physics per week) and takes 2 hours (20 multiple choice questions).

    The holders of an academic degree are not exempted.

    English Test
    Oral, grammatical knowledge as well as vocabulary are tested.

  • 2. Future pilot skills / aptitude

    The second part of the assessment involves the CAE Aircrew Selection System (CASS) test. This process consists of the following:

    1. Physical assessment using PC-based equipment to test aptitudes including:
      • Situational awareness
      • Decision making
      • Verbal reasoning
      • Psychomotor skills
      • Confidence
      • Team player
      • Problem solver
      • Self-improver
    2. Personality/Motivation/Psychological profile
      • This part of the selection process consists of a structured interview with 2 instructors and a personality test (online questionnaire).
  • Decision board

    Finally the results are analyzed and a board of staff members will decide whether or not the candidate is accepted for training.

  • Preparing to commence training

    There are a number of ways that students can work to improve their skills and competences before commencing on our professional pilot training programme.

    1. Theoretical preparation

    Many of the ATPL theory subjects require a knowledge of physics and mathematics so advance study of these subjects before the commencement of your course will be beneficial. This is not mandatory, but it is a step in the right direction.

    Another crucial competency is English language proficiency. English is the official language of aviation so all of our courseware and training is delivered in English. A good level of English can give you a head start the day you decide to start your professional pilot training. Students looking to brush up their English language skills could get involved in international exchange programmes, undertake English language training during the holidays, complete intensive language training in school or even avail of some private lessons.

    2. Practical background

    Where practical preparation is concerned, the situation is a bit more complex. Having some real flying experience can help to better understand your chosen career path, however not all experience of this type is necessarily positive. When you are choosing a flight instructor, look for one with experience of flying jet aircraft and be sure that he/she is aware that you aspire to become a professional airline pilot.

    3. Glider Flying

    A great way to get a ‘first taste’ of real flying is to do some glider flying. We have partnerships in place with 2 glider organizations where you can get your first flying experiences during school holidays or on the weekend. CNVV and Albatros Zweefvliegclub are 2 professional Belgian glider clubs with professional instructors who will train you to think like an airline pilot. Contact them to get the special CAE Oxford Aviation Academy terms.

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