February 2016

29 Feb

Geographical student expansion changes the face of the academy

The end of February marked the beginning of Ab Initio ATPL Integrated and PPL license training courses for the new group of students at BAA Training. European standard flight training school welcomed a very multicultural group that is comprised of students from New Zealand, Bulgaria, France, Taiwan, Iran, Latvia, and the Netherlands. The age of the students range from 18 to 44 years and they all arrived to the aviation academy to fulfill their own dreams and goals. This type of geographical student expansion is a positive sign of academy’s growth both quality and market share vise. “We are happy to...

22 Feb

How to not mess up at your first airline job?

Getting your first professional job is something hard to describe in words. Anyone who has put effort in getting a certain qualification is looking forward to finally working as one. Sometimes this road appears to be long and both emotionally and physically exhausting. But when you finally get it… oh boy, you feel like you just have conquered the world and you finally are able to relax, right? Not really. Yes, you achieved something already, but you are entering the whole new world while opening your first job door. And guess what, there is a chance that you will fail....

22 Feb

Aviate, navigate, communicate…manage

Aviation industry keeps developing and every pilot training centre must offer the new education solutions for those wishing to become commercial pilots. Lately, dual study programs and professions have increased in popularity from demand and supply side. Flight training schools are offering students opportunities to match flight training courses with the Bachelor degree studies in order to prepare individuals who later on become professionals in their field of studies and occupation. This article will provide voluminous information about the possibilities that come from the joint Aviation Management and pilot license study program. What is best for you? So first up we need...

22 Feb

6 Aircraft Designs That Didn’t Quite Fly

Unfortunately, not every aircraft is lucky enough to be the bird of the sky. Some of them had an opportunity to try while others have never even left the ground. 1. Caproni Ca. 60 One of the earliest and most visually striking of early aircraft was what became known as the Caproni Ca. 60. It was an Italian 9-wing monstrosity that carried eight separate engines along with the human payload. It was designed not only to fly but also to stay afloat on bodies of water. After construction, it was tested in early spring of 1921. The results were promising enough to...

17 Feb

767-300 Freighters accumulated more than 2 million flight hours since the introduction of the model

The 767 program celebrated a major milestone when the 100th 767-300 Freighter was delivered to FedEx earlier this month. Cargo operators around the world keep the global 767 Freighter fleet busy, using each airplane an average of 10 hours a day. The 100 freighters delivered so far have accumulated more than 2 million flight hours combined since the introduction of the model. If the 767 freighter engines were attached to a typical automobile, at takeoff power the car would accelerate from zero to 60 mph (96,5 kph) in less than half a second. The 767 Freighter represents more than 10 percent of the...

5 Feb

Did You Know which airports are the busiest in the world?

The world’s busiest airport is the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has over 96 million passengers a year. Beijing Capital International Airport is in the second place with more than 86 million passengers a year. However, in the spirit of friendly rivalry, Chicago’s O’Hare is the busiest in the world in terms of take offs and landings. It is operating a total of 527 daily flights to 120 destinations, including 201 mainline flights daily....

5 Feb

Holdings theory and practice in FNPT II (part 2)

Today is the second part of the lesson on holdings, its procedures, various ways to enter the holding pattern and the actual process done in FNPT II. Listen up to what our student Per has to say about it, but remember this video cannot be used for training purposes....

3 Feb

22 Most Challenging Runways in the World

Did You Know which runways are the most challenging in the world? Here is a list of 22 most extreme airports. 1. Barra Airport, in the Hebrides of the West Coast of Scotland The airport is unique by being the only one of the few in the world where scheduled flights use a beach as the runway. Only daytime flights are allowed. 2. Chubu Centrair International Airport in Tokoname, Japan Airport is surrounded by water and that makes it difficult to land. 3. Congonhas Airport in the middle of Sao Paulo, Brazil Located in the middle of Sao Paulo, Brazil airport is highly challenging for pilots. 4....