June 2018

25 Jun

Growing Multicultural Competence in Aviation Academies

By its nature, aviation is a multicultural endeavour. Pilots fly in foreign space, transport passengers from different cultures, and work with a culturally diverse crew. Even the aircraft they fly is designed and built in different parts of the world. Different intercultural interactions in aviation happen every day. Therefore, in this field, growing your multicultural competence is a necessity. Thankfully, being able to adapt and function efficiently in a culturally diverse setting is a learnable attribute. There are a few ways to grow your multicultural competence: firstly, by attending mandatory Crew Recourse Management (CRM) courses. Aviation academies invest a significant amount...

25 Jun

The Differences Between Passenger and Cargo Pilots

Probably, when you think about the pilot, the first picture appearing in your mind is a pilot stepping onto the aircraft to perform a flight. And somewhere in that picture there are always passengers involved. But what about those pilots who don’t carry passengers? Well, there are those who carry cargo. Air cargo is a high value industry with 35% of the world trade value carried by air. However, the profession of a cargo pilot is slightly mysterious as we often associate aviation with passenger airlines and their pilots. As well as passenger airlines, cargo ones also belong to commercial aviation....

19 Jun

DID YOU KNOW: Why Do Aircraft Still Have Ashtrays?

Have you ever noticed a tiny box with a cigarette sign while being in the lavatory on a plane? Why airlines incorporate ashtrays in their aircraft if smoking has been prohibited long time ago? If you haven’t seen an ashtray in the aircraft, we will give you a hint where you can find it: just look on the entry side of the lavatory door. Don’t think that you have just found the only place where you are allowed to smoke. Right above the ashtray you may sometimes find a non-smoking sign. You might get confused but the explanation is quite clear...

13 Jun

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

BAA Training would like to invite you to meet up in Vienna, Austria, on 30th of June 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 successful completion of the training. The largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe is looking for aspiring future pilots to join its highly professional team! Do not...

6 Jun

Did You Know Where Aircraft Fuel Tanks are Located?

In order to reach necessary destinations, especially located far from the point of departure, planes are carrying enormous volumes of fuel. Notably, sometimes the weight of fuel is almost the third of the entire aircraft weight! But have you ever thought where it is stored? Inside of the WINGS. Yes, you have got it right. Most of the planes both small and big have fuel stored inside of wings. Wondering why? Here are several key reasons: Weight balance. Inside of the aircraft it is important to consider not only the configuration of the seats or location of cargo, but also keep in...

5 Jun

DREAM ABOUT BECOMING A PILOT? Stop dreaming and start flying!

Have you ever had a dream that you were flying? Why not make it a reality? BAA Training would like to invite you to meet us in Paris and discover all about the different cadet programs of leading airlines! Yes, even if you have no flying experience, you can start a career path in aviation with these airlines: Wizz Air SmartLynx Small Planet Airlines Avion Express So next time you dream of becoming a First Officer at an airline, you can be certain that the fastest and the most secure way to achieve this is to join an airline’s cadet program! What are...