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Symbiotics, A Leader in Pilot Aptitude Tests Partners with Breaking Down Barriers

Kirsty Lane | 15.02.24

Symbiotics, a leader in pilot aptitude tests, has chosen to support Breaking Down Barriers, the recently established aviation nonprofit founded by Doug and Gwen Parker. Breaking Down Barriers aims to offer flight training scholarships to promising minorities in the Dallas area who face barriers in aviation awareness and financial support to pursue a career as a pilot. Pilot aptitude assessments play a crucial role in identifying individuals with high potential, and Symbiotics looks forward to supporting Breaking Down Barriers in evaluating their applicants.

Pilot aptitude tests are essential to ensure BDB identifies high achieving candidates. The assessment procedure includes examining applicants through personality tests, assessing coordination and cognitive skills, and gauging their capacity to remain focused under high-pressure situations. Symbiotics and BDB have worked together to create an assessment package using Symbiotics’ ADAPT platform that both aligns to ICAO & IATA Pilot competencies and is based on BDB’s priorities to help ensure they are selecting the most suitable candidates to success in pilot training.

Bringing over 25 years of aviation expertise, and the completion of over 6,500 assessments monthly, Symbiotics, a leader in pilot aptitude assessments, shares a strong alignment with BDB's mission.

We are delighted to be supporting Breaking Down Barriers in their mission to support wider access to flight training amongst individuals that do not have exposure to aviation careers or that financially would not be able to pursue their dreams of being a Pilot. This is a wonderful opportunity for individuals within the Dallas area and we look forward to seeing this initiative succeed and grow,

Hannah Davies, Symbiotics Managing Director.

The Symbiotics team is using their aviation specific benchmark data with BDB and has created a solution that will help us identify candidates who will excel at becoming a pilot but lack the career awareness and financial resources to begin aviation training. The assessment performance aids us in ensuring that we are recruiting the right candidates to alleviate the obstacles encountered by many pilots during training. Symbiotics stands as a trusted leader in aviation assessments, and we are grateful for opportunity to partner with them,

remarks Dana Donati, CEO of Breaking Down Barriers.