March 2018

29 Mar

DID YOU KNOW: where the word cadet comes from

From the linguistic point of view, aviation itself is a set of complicated technical terminology, including abbreviations. All these are actually not that easy to comprehend without, at least, a minimal background in this area. Keeping in mind that the amount of aviation terms is regularly expanding. Notably, with cadet programmes gaining popularity, the word cadet is becoming one of the most frequently used in the modern aviation. Although it is not officially listed in any of the aviation dictionaries. So, where does it come from? Modern English dictionaries define the word cadet as a young trainee in the armed services or...

26 Mar

Do you see yourself as a Wizz Air pilot? Meet us in Prague and discover more!

BAA Training would like to invite you to meet up in Prague, Czech Republic, on 7th of April at the Majestic Plaza Hotel (Štěpánská 33, 110 00, Prague) and learn how to join the Wizz Air Cadet Programme even if you have no previous flying experience! Have you always been dreaming about aviation and becoming a pilot? By joining the Wizz Air Cadet Programme you will acquire an Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL frozen) and be secured with the job guarantee at WIZZ after the sucessful completion of the training. The largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe is looking for...

26 Mar

Airline creating constellation of destinations

In 2017 they flew 2.5 million of passengers, pilots entered 46, 157 block hours and made almost 16, 000 flights preliminary reaching a turnover of 131.4 million euros. Now they are looking for 30-40 pilots to join for 2018 high season. Who are they? It is a charter airline based in Riga also specializing in wet and damp lease services of their growing Airbus A320 fleet. The airline was founded in 1992 as Latcharter Airlines and became the very first airline to provide package holiday from Riga. In 2008 the company experienced rebranding. Last year it celebrated the 25th birthday, and...

21 Mar

Did You Know that Airbus A320 Memory Size is 2,500 Times Smaller than Your Smartphone?

In today’s aircraft all systems are integrated under Flight Management System (FMS). It is a technical brain that navigates modern airplanes safely through the skies. In many ways, it's like the GPS for a car with waypoints programmed in between the initial point and the destination. FMS allows the airplane to hook up that routing with the autopilot and maintain the heading and attitude. It's amazingly accurate. FMS database is binary, and its capacity is reported in “words”, one “word” being equal to 2 bytes. Although FMS is the critical component of the entire auto-flight system since it is responsible for...

15 Mar

EASA ATPL studying tips

In this article I am going to share with you my studying strategy in a hope that it will help you prepare for you school and EASA exams. Keep in mind that this is just a personal recommendation shared with me by one of my friends who is an instructor which you can either accept and use it or completely disregard. Each day of your EASA ATPL ground school you will cover different topics from different subjects. Your school and ground instructor will most likely follow EASA syllabus schedule. The resources which will be available to you are your CBT (computer...

13 Mar

Did You Know: Why do cabin crew stand with their hands behind their backs?

Whether you are an experienced flyer or just an attentive passenger, you may have noticed that cabin crew always keep their arms folded behind their backs when greeting passengers and when walking through the aircraft cabin. We all know that cabin crew job comes with a lot of responsibilities – from ensuring that the aircraft is tidy to overall safety of the passengers. And one of the responsibilities includes them to have their hands behind their back. But why is this? Simply put - it is because they are hiding a special counter. Cabin crew uses the counters to make sure the number of...

9 Mar

6 tips to memorize quickly and easily

This is a very important article for every student pilot who will start his/her training very soon or is already in training, but also for anyone who wants to learn some very useful tricks to remember something very easily. Nowadays, the airline pilot training lasts usually only 24 months which is not that much as compared to other jobs. The most painful part of the training is obviously the theory… of course we all want to fly! But we can’t avoid this part which gives us the basics of this job. Anyway, student pilots need to remember a lot of stuff...

9 Mar

First Airbus A320 Door and Slide Trainer in the Baltic States

As the first and only of its kind in the Baltic States, BAA Training has added a brand new Airbus A320 Door and Slide Trainer to its repertoire of training equipment. BAA Training continues to invest in its training equipment so it will be the first choice training provider. Having announced the 4 full flight simulator acquisition just last year, one of the leading aviation centres in Northern Europe accelerates into the new year with one more, state-of-the-art equipment addition to its headquarters in Vilnius. This addition opens the possibility for timely and cost-effective cabin crew and pilot training or...

7 Mar

Do you see yourself as a Wizz Air pilot? Meet us in Bucharest and discover more!

BAA Training would like to invite you to meet up in Bucharest, Romania, on 24th of March at the Europa Royale Bucharest Hotel (Strada Franceză 60, 030106) and learn how to join the Wizz Air Cadet Programme even if you have no previous flying experience! Have you always been dreaming about aviation and becoming a pilot? By joining the Wizz Air Cadet Programme you will acquire an Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL frozen) and be secured with the job guarantee at WIZZ after the sucessful completion of the training. The largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe is looking for aspiring...

5 Mar

Learn how to become a pilot! BAA Training and TAPK PILOTU invite to Open Doors Day in Vilnius

We always admire people flying airplanes, but we are still wrong in believing that aviation is something distant and inaccessible. The pilot’s profession is much closer than you might have thought! BAA Training and TAPK PILOTU invite you to meet on 17 March at the Aviation Training Base in Vilnius and discover it by yourselves. The Open Doors Day is dedicated to those who are just considering what kind of career path to choose or are determined to become pilots. Have you heard about cadet programmes ensuring a pilot’s job with an airline, if you successfully complete training? Open the door...