July 2017

24 Jul

Wizz Air Cadets: Determined Future Is A Great Delight

BAA Training launched Wizz Air Cadet Programme only last year, but the first group of aspiring cadets has already succeeded in completing the first stage of training by mastering their theoretical skills. In the blink of an eye the students shaped their wings enabling themselves to move to the long-awaited part of training – flying, and have already gained some experience as aviation professionals. Our WIZZ cadets Matthieu from France and Lukasz from Poland have satisfied our curiosity by enthusiastically revealing what it feels like to be a cadet-pilot, sharing what lies behind their career choice and expressing their impressions about the...

24 Jul

Top 10 Names in Aviation You Must be Aware Of

Every self-respecting aviation enthusiast must know the names of people who created the industry. These are the people who became pioneers of aviation. They are the reason the history of aviation began. Jean-Francois Pilatre de Rozier It’s difficult to determine who the first man to fly truly was. Although this question raises a lot of discussions, most historians are pretty clear, though, that the first aviator in modern times was little known Frenchman by the name of Jean-Francois Pilatre de Rozier. He is credited with being the first man to ascend in a free-flying hot air balloon over Paris, in November, 1783. De...

19 Jul

Did You Know How Much Fuel the Aeroplane Needs?

Have you ever realised how pilots know how much fuel they need for an aircraft? It is not as simple as it sounds. A lot of people think that it is the same as with the car, you put fuel nozzle into a car and just load the full tank with fuel, but, actually, the situation is different with the aircraft. We will analyse the way pilots estimate how much fuel they need for their flight. Imagine that the plane has to fly from Warsaw to Vilnius, while choosing the airport in Riga as an alternate airport. Let’s analyse the situation by...

12 Jul

Did You Know When Water Salutes are Used in the Aviation Industry?

There always comes a time when a new airline or aircraft starts operating commercially. Airports celebrate such milestones with a water salute. It has already become a touching tradition in the world of aviation. However, did you know that aircraft and airlines are given a water salute not only when they enter the service at the airport for the first time? Also, aircraft and airlines are saluted when they are departing from the airport for the last time. Additionally, water cannon ceremony is held to mark the retirement of a pilot or an air traffic controller. Watch the video and see how the water...

11 Jul

BAA Training Starts Cadet Program With Small Planet Airlines

BAA Training, European standard aviation training centre, widens its partners’ list for ab initio pilot training and starts cooperation with Small Planet Airlines, one of the fastest growing independent leisure airlines in Europe. The main purpose of the recently launched cadet program is to establish eased opportunities for talented youngsters to become pilots and support the airline with the sufficient number of pilots for the position of First Officer. Under the agreement, 450 future pilots will participate in the program during 2017-2025. Small Planet Airlines operates a fleet of 18 Airbus A320s and 4 Airbus A321s and is looking for aspiring future...

5 Jul

Did You Know about the Aircraft Propulsion System?

An aircraft propulsion system comprises an engine and a propeller or a propulsive nozzle which converts motion from an engine and generates thrust. NASA defines the propulsion as a machine that produces thrust to push an object forward. The thrust is generated when the engine is accelerated by gas or any other working fluid which makes the engine produce the force. The thrust generated by the propulsion system, first of all, is responsible for drag balance of the aircraft when it is cruising. Secondly, thrust from the propulsion system must exceed the drag of the aeroplane for the aeroplane to...