April 2016

28 Apr

Drone piloting: UAV flight operations training

Lately BAA Training‘s flight training base in Kaunas became a place where not only the aircraft, but drones take off too. In conjunction with the colleagues from Laserpas the academy arranged a practical training part for UAV pilot training course student. So this video is an inside look of the UAV flight operations training which consists of flights on flight simulator (FS) and real flight operations with rotor-wing unmanned aerial aircraft. Enjoy watching!...

27 Apr

Which Is the Largest Flying Boat Ever Built?

This time we represent you the largest flying boat. Flying boats have always been known for their great size. The aircraft was even bigger than the Antonov An-225 Mriya (the largest airplane in the world)! First of all, flying boat is a fixed-wing seaplane which can land and take off either from water or land! Purpose-designed fuselage allows aircraft to float. Flying boat is being stabilized by under-wing floats or by wing-like projections from the fuselage. The H-4 Hercules was created in 1947 by Howard Hughes Aircraft Company. The first success flight was made in the same year. The airplane creator Howard...

22 Apr

Engineering Science in Aviation Transport and pilot license studies

 One of the ways to do it is through Engineering Science in Aviation Transport and commercial airline pilot license studies. The successful completion of this 4-year Bachelor degree program ensures that individual will understand aviation from multiple perspectives and be a well rounded professional. Take a look at the study program and possible career paths after the studies. The field of aviation is broad and growing which ensures that individuals with dual aviation related professions will always find the path for their career....

21 Apr

Top 10 World’s Largest Airplanes

The airplane, since the early 1900’s, became the fastest way of travelling to every corner in the world. Its beautiful wings, enormous wheels, loudly engines make us to be surprised every time when we see it. Since the first airplane was manufactured it changed a lot: became faster, more comfortable, larger. But have you ever realized which airplane is the biggest in the world? Which one can carry the largest amount of passengers? Take a look at the Top 10 world’s largest airplanes! 10. The most powerful flying boat was produced in Germany by the Dornier’s company in 1929 and named...

21 Apr

How is June so special for aviation training?

For a number of professions, particular time of the year is a little bit more important than others in regards to the job search and hiring. Let’s say for teachers, summer is that season when they look for new jobs. Other professions like construction workers, cabin crew, or anything related to agriculture are focused on the job search in the early spring, because summer is the busiest season. Believe it or not, the same seasonality applies to the pilot profession, and particularly young pilots. What is the perfect time for training? Nothing is perfect for everyone, but some people see benefits where...

21 Apr

Top 10: Aviation Leaders Of Growth

According to the latest figures in the New Route Database reported by Airline Network News and Analysis, 359 of the world’s airlines launched over 3,100 new services across 173 countries in 2015. List was drawn up based on the airlines latest proposes of the new routes, around 1,760 were genuinely new. With Ryanair and easyJet leading, European carriers topped the list of airlines across the world for new services. The aviation market is growing in all the continents, so it is important to constantly monitor the market leaders and see where they are heading. We are introducing the facts and...

13 Apr

Top 10 Most Expensive Private Jets in the World

Travelling by air is a convenience and luxury by itself. However, can you imagine an aircraft specifically designed like a luxury hotel with all advantages? This time we present you the TOP 10 most expensive private planes in the world. 10. Airbus A319 Corporate Jet Price: $80.7 Owner: Vijay Mallya Passengers: 25 Features: This aircraft has both attractive exterior and interior layout. The design was created for exotic and luxurious use. A319 Corporate Jet is elegance variant which delivers speed, simplicity and savings. Interesting fact: Vijay Mallya’s corporate jet to be auctioned in May. The list price now is about $88 million. 9. Boeing 757 Price: $100 million Base...

6 Apr

An Aircraft Engine and Its Maintenance (video)

Have you ever considered what allows us to fly? It’s an engine! The aircraft may fly as long as it has its engine while the engine’s life cycle depends on flight hours and number of flights. Therefore, it is very important to maintain it properly. The KML’s Boeing 777-300s has General Electric’s GE90-115B under the wing. It is the biggest engine in the world with a diameter of 3.25 meters, generating 115 000 pounds of thrust. To change or replace engine takes a lot of time. For example, KML technical crew can replace an engine in around 24 hours but it requires...