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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,...

Cadet Program: The Shortest Way to an Airline’s Cockpit

2021-01-13

Why taking a circuit if you can go straight to where you want to be? The question is somewhat rhetorical, especially that what seems the shortest path to some people might not seem the same to others. Nevertheless, some rationale makes thousands of future pilots all over the world prefer cadet programs to, for example, ATPL Integrated or CPL modular. What is so enticing about a cadet program? Can it save you time? Money? Or maybe nerves? Please continue reading to figure it out. What is a cadet program? A cadet program is an initial training program designed to meet specific airline’s...

Motivation: Necessary Personal Trait for Every Single Pilot

2020-06-19

Enthusiasm, wanting, desire, interest, determination. All these are the synonyms to motivation - the fundamental reason why a person decides something or behaves in a particular way. And all these are the primary reasons behind someone's choice to become a pilot. Almost every experienced aviator could confirm that behind happy flying hides a long story of dreams and motivation. Commercial pilot training is a rather challenging and very intense path. Almost two years of studying, studying and one more time studying. With some rest, of course. But who can come out of this period satisfied and happy if not a motivated person? The...

Why Is It Worth Doing Online Pilot Assessment Now?

2020-04-24

Would you agree that for the last couple of months the words online, e-learning, e-training, distance support, etc., have become the cornerstone of living in quarantine? The basic outdoor activities have been limited up to several clicks and meetings via platforms enabling virtual communication. But what about aviation? What about pilot training? What about pilots' assessment? Is it over? Has the process been halted until aircraft are lifted from the ground? Aviation is going through the unprecedented times, indeed. However, the industry is quickly adapting to new reality and new standards, where possible. For example, did you know that the planemaker Airbus...

LOT Polish Airlines – Airline for an Ambitious Pilot

2020-03-12

An ambitious future pilot needs an ambitious airline. With more than 90 years of experience, LOT Polish Airlines continues to expand with their recently doubled fleet. Offering over 120 routes worldwide, LOT Polish Airlines provides unlimited possibilities of work environment full of new destinations, different airports and various aircraft types to develop your skills and build flight experience.   https://corporate.lot.com/pl/en/   [the_ad id="27595"]...

Women In the Pilot Cockpit

2020-03-06

Women are confidently stepping into a cockpit. However, this is not a Hollywood film scene. Female pilots are breaking the stereotype that a pilot profession is an exclusively male one.According to the statistics, female pilots only amount to slightly over 5 per cent of the total number of pilots. Nowadays, airlines are facing a pressuring issue of a pilot shortage; therefore, they are encouraging gender equality, initiating programs, establishing scholarships and employing various motivation techniques to attract more women to choose this profession. Therefore, today’s aviation market tendencies are favourable to women who are considering pursuing to become a pilot.‘BAA...