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Frequently Asked Questions Answered


Asking essential questions is one of the best ways to enhance your understanding and knowledge. At the end of each webinar we conduct, we conduct a Q&A (questions and answers) session so that the audience can ask anything they feel requires clarification or more attention. Below is the overview of the discussion we had at the end of our free webinar on March 17. We bet you’ve been having at least one of the below questions yourself! Save to your notes not to lose it!

Is it possible to mix virtual and classroom-based training during theory?

We invite students to select whether they want to join training in a traditional or virtual classroom from the beginning of their studies. The groups have different training start dates. To ensure no training schedule discrepancies, the student has to cover all the training phases during the timeframe dedicated to one particular group.

When doing theory virtually, at what point does one start flight training?

Students training via a virtual classroom start their flight phase in Spain in 12 months, right after the end of the theoretical part.

What sort of questions does one expect during the assessment?

Students can expect questions about the pilot job, difficulties, and most significant challenges a pilot might face at work. Also, it is crucial to demonstrate motivation and passion for taking up this pilot career path. Last but not least, a candidate is given a test that allows evaluating:

  • Personal traits and competencies (Operational, Interactive, Motivational),
  • Skills and cognitive abilities (Complex control, Monitoring ability, Respond speed, Multitasking, Mechanical reasoning, etc.),
  • and English language proficiency (Speaking, Listening, Grammar).

How long does the ATPL Integrated take? What about ATPL + Type Rating + Base Training?

ATPL Integrated takes 18 months to complete. The all-in-one package ATPL + Type Rating + Base training takes around 20 months (18-20 months ATPL theory, 5 weeks Type Rating and one day Base training – please check below).

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What is Type Rating?

Type Rating is a regulating agency’s certification of an airplane pilot to fly a specific aircraft type (A320, B737CL, B737 NG, or other) that requires additional training beyond the scope of the initial licence. It comprises theoretical and practical elements, with the practical part including training in a full flight simulator.

I have already finished PPL. Will the total training cost be reduced?

For those who have finished PPL, we have special conditions. They get a discount from the original package price, and their VFR training phase is reduced. However, we can name the exact final price only after the candidate successfully passes the assessment at BAA Training and after we examine all the documents related to the candidate’s previous flight experience.

Is there a Job Interview Guarantee after successful completion?

BAA Training Academy works with many airlines worldwide, providing their pilots and crews with professional training. Often airlines ask us to recommend our independent students for employment, those who are about to finish or have just finished training. Our independent candidates work in airlines, such as Wizz Air, CityJet, Ryanair, GetJet, SmartLynx, Avion Express, Condor, Royal Air Morocco, Nordica, AirBaltic, Norra, etc.

We also have events when airlines meet our independent candidates at the academy to present themselves, talk about their salary ranges, fleet, etc., and interview the soon-to-finish students or graduates. For instance, we’ve had SunExpress (a joint venture between Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines) LOT Polish Airlines visiting and interviewing pilots. In addition, we signed a cooperation contract with Turkish Airlines.

BAA Training also has a few different cadet programs which give students a guaranteed job position at the airlines as a First Officer after completing the training successfully.

Do I have to pay all training costs at once, or can I pay in installments?

There is a flexible payment option. You will set a precise individual payment plan with one of our consultants.

Hopefully, we’ve shed some light on what’s important to you! However, if something remains questionable, do speak to us! Also, subscribe to our newsletter not to miss the next webinar’s alert! You’ll also stay updated about various new offers at BAA Training academy, innovative solutions and other actualities.

Also, check the new wisely structured all-together training packages! Choose what suits your individual needs and budget. Initial training options with or without Type Rating & Base training and accommodation are available.

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