April 2017

24 Apr

A Pilot Cadet Program. What? How? Why?

A cadet program seems to be an amazing opportunity for a future pilot to pursue the career in aviation. Why? Basically, it is the same ATPL integrated training program for a pilot’s licence except that the main benefit of it is a conditional employment guarantee from the airline even before even starting the training. What is a cadet program and how does it differ from ATPL integrated? Let’s take another profession for a comparison to better understand what that means. Imagine that you wish to become a lawyer. The first and most common scenario is: you have just passed your school leaving...

21 Apr

Future Pilot Acquiring A Commercial Pilot Licence

Meet Marians, a student from Latvia, who is doing his CPL modular training at BAA Training. He has enrolled in the joint programme last autumn and is acquiring a Bachelor's degree in aviation management and a commercial pilot licence at the same time. He has just finished with the PPL theory part and started his flying part. Congratulations and good luck in the future!...

3 Apr

Did You Know about Aircraft Take-off Speeds: V1, Vr and V2?

Whether it is a small double engine Cessna or a Jumbo jet A380, the definition of speed is the same for all types of planes. These speeds are calculated prior to a take-off in accordance with aircraft weight, environmental factors etc. We want to introduce the basic information about V1, Vr/Rotate and V2 speeds to you. V1 is defined as the speed beyond which the take-off should no longer be aborted. Meaning that in case you experience any trouble with your plane before reaching V1 you would immediately abort your take-off and would apply all the necessary means to bring the...