Journal Elba Aviation Institute
Current Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1



NOVA 1.01: A dynamic psychometric para-test for pilot candidates

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1 Atatürk State Hospital
1 Elba Aviation Institute
A dynamic psychometric test item, NOVA 1.01, is introduced to recruit better candidates for pilot training. This study revealed that the scores of the motor-mental constructs measured by the static operational computer-based tests might differ under dynamic conditions. The study also aimed to compare the score skewness of measurements in dynamic conditions to develop an understanding and to introduce dynamic scores that could be used in proposed pilot candidate selection. Three dimensional random motion was generated by an omni vectoral random motion (ovram) generator. 41 subjects were used to calibrate the testing system and 64 volunteer pilot candidates were tested. Results suggested that this paratest is reliable and valid and can be used as a part of pilot candidate selection protocols.

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