Pilot Candidate Selection Method
Test of Basic Aviation Skills (PCSM/TBAS)
PCSM Explained
The PCSM Program Explained:

PCSM is an index that quantifies a pilot candidate's aptitude for success at Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT).

PCSM PROGRAM OFFICE'S MISSION:  To provide the UPT selection boards with data to make the most informed decisions on UFT candidates.


Factors Contributing to a PCSM Score

PCSM takes into account several measurements associated with success at UPT and combines them into one measurement.

The TBAS generates 9 measurements of pilot aptitude considering these main areas
  • Cognitive - Short Term Memory
  • Psychomotor Scores - Hand/Eye Coordination