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BAA Training uses Padpilot PPL (A) theory books

BAA Training uses Padpilot PPL (A) theory e-books

2021-04-02

Going paperless is not just following a common trend – it’s much more than that. An employer does not expect workers to use a paper planner to organise themselves, so why would we want our Private Pilot Licence (PPL) students to use paper books? Although changes are often daunting, BAA Training has moved to electronic books developed by Padpilot as it strongly believes the benefits outweigh the challenges.Padpilot – quality educational materials Padpilot is a company that creates high-quality educational materials for student pilots who are undertaking their PPL, CPL, or ATPL pilot courses. While not being a flight or ground...

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PPL Licence is Your Key to “Forever 18”

2021-03-12

Every pilot’s story is unique, and so are their inspirations to start training for acquiring a PPL (Private Pilot Licence). One of the most enchanting responses to what is fascinating about PPL BAA Training has ever received sounds as follows: “It’s your key to forever 18.” The response comes from a Ukrainian pilot holding both PPL and CPL licences and having almost 50k Instagram followers who keep an eye on his aviation adventures. BAA Training has interviewed 2bepilot (his nickname on Instagram) to determine what actual PPL benefits are from the pilot’s point of view.For many, becoming a pilot is...

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Female Pilot Instructor Talks: Naya Khankan

2021-03-09

We have so many great examples of women who have joined the aviation industry with no fear of being in the male-dominant market. To mark #WomenInAviation week, BAA Training is publishing a special edition of interviews of our brave women who definitely can be role models for aviation enthusiasts and aspiring pilots. Naya Khankan, a 28 years old young lady born and raised in Denmark, is a perfect example of how a woman’s clear vision, persistence, and determination can help her move mountains and achieve greatness in her career.How it started What is your aviation background? I completed my high school diploma...

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Student Pilot Talks: Iva Matikj

BAA Training continues its series of unique and engaging interviews with #WomenInAviation devoted to Women of Aviation Week (WOAW) and raising awareness about females who are successfully making their place in the aviation industry. Today’s interlocutor is a 32-year-old Iva Matikj, current student pilot at BAA Training and the first military and helicopter pilot in Macedonia. Her breathtaking experience and valuable insights can hardly leave anyone indifferent.Joining women of aviation What is your aviation background? What stage of your training are you at the moment? My aviation background started in 2012 when I applied for a pilot on call the Macedonian army...

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Female Student Pilot Talks: Shivanthi Gunaratne

This week we start a special series of articles dedicated to #WomenInAviation week. This wonderful spring week commencing March 8th is celebrating women’s accomplishment of the feat of flying, and BAA Training felt a special call to explore and share stories of the women it has a close bond with. Today we are talking to Shivanthi Gunarane – an Ab Initio student at BAA Training academy who is letting us into what is going on in her as a female student pilot’s life “behind the scenes”. How and why did you decide to become a pilot? Growing up, I was fortunate to be...

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Student Candidate Assessment: Prepare and Pass

2021-03-04

Having the right prerequisites for joining an aviation academy can only be effective once combined with good assessment results demonstrated during the test. But what is the assessment all about, and how to prepare for it? Keep reading to find out the essential tips and tricks.Assessment structure The assessment procedure in BAA Training aviation academy is compulsory and consists of multiple stages. First and foremost, the training center performs document screening and evaluation. After the documents are checked, candidates take an assessment using the Aviation Suite, a part of Aon Solutions online testing system. Aviation Suite is aimed at facilitating the...

Area 100 KSA: New Paradigm in Pilot Training ATOs have to Adopt

2021-02-18

Area 100 KSA is a new philosophy in pilot training that concentrates on moving away from fact-based education towards competency-based training and assessment (CBTA). The new holistic approach to pilot training aims to develop and assess pilots’ Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes (KSA) from day one at ground school and underlay the whole theoretical knowledge training system. EASA mandates ATOs to embody the concept into their training syllabus no later than 2022 January 31. But how? And most importantly – why? Let’s explore in more detail.Critical triggers for Area 100 KSA Although faulty equipment, bad weather conditions, and other aspects can play...

SmartLynx Cadet Program vs. Integrated ATPL

2021-02-03

Every aspiring pilot who plans to tie their career to aviation aims for a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL), serving as the door to the dream job at an airline. However, suppose you ask two pilots working as the First Officers about their academic background. In that case, you might find out that they had been taking two absolutely different ways until they got employed by an airline. So similar, yet so different While reviewing the available training options, you will come across the following terms: an Integrated ATPL course and a cadet program. You can enroll in any of these two if...

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Instructor-led Pilot Training: Online or Face-to-Face?

Online pilot training has been on the rise lately due to the circumstances the worldwide pandemic has put us all in. Approved training organizations (ATOs) must have walked a more winding road than other academic institutions and businesses to start training their students remotely as it was subject to CAA’s approval in the first place. In any case, ATOs with a clear vision and the right tools in place have successfully implemented the new order, and distant learning is a “new normal” now for their pilot students. But how efficient is it compared to traditional face-to-face practice? Agata Pradedovic, Head...

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5 Surprising Things about a PPL

2021-01-19

If your inner voice begs you to push past your limits and acquire a Private Pilot Licence (PPL), the least you can do right away is to start imagining. To trigger the “wish-fulfilling machine,“ close your eyes and visualize yourself talking to your student peers at the flight school, doing your first solo flight, and shaking an instructor’s hand when receiving your long-awaited licence. Of course, it is just a support tool for the real and purposeful actions you must take, such as enrolling in a course, to begin with. Nevertheless, to give you some food for thought and visualization,...