In May 2015, Mark Fitzsimmons, President of Psychometrics Canada, and Altharine Visagie, a psychometrician based in Johannesburg, were invited to speak at the Africa Congress of Psychology regarding the use of personality assessments to select high-performing flight crews in Canada and South Africa.

"We set out to see if there was evidence of a 'global' pilot personality profile in both Canada and South Africa, as well as to examine what traits would predict superior flight crew performance," reports Mark Fitzsimmons. The study looked at 356 pilots across four airlines, three in South Africa and one in Canada.

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