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Pilot Peer Support Program

The rationale behind Pilot Peer Support Program

2021-05-31

Dr. Ries Simons from the European Society of Aerospace Medicine said: “After extensive research and surveys, it has been proved beyond doubt that pilots are, in fact, only human.”Although pilots are often seen as “superhumans” who can cope with anything and remain calm and resilient to stressors, in reality, they can also suffer from various kinds of problems, just like other people. The Pilot Peer Support (PPSP) program aims to provide pilots with the tools and support needed to restore their mental well-being. At the heart of the program are trained pilot peers ready to help in a confidential and...

5 myths about a pilot job

5 Myths About a Pilot Job

2021-05-07

Consciously or not, people sometimes spread disinformation or, simply put, – rumors. They are about lots of things, including a pilot job. There is nothing wrong with having discussions – it’s even commendable. However, sometimes excessive reliance on the stories of others or their own imagination but not robust knowledge results in people not making informed decisions. For example, they may choose not to pursue a pilot career because of common biases. Go through the headlines of the below article – has at least one of these thoughts ever come to your mind? If yes, continue reading to realize they...

ATPL vs CPL

ATPL Integrated Vs. CPL Modular: What’s the Difference?

2021-05-03

ATPL Integrated and CPL Modular flight training are two ways of reaching the same target – to become a commercial pilot. The two paths have not been designed to confuse you but rather give you freedom of choice after carefully evaluating your own needs. Below we have broken down the key differences between the two methods to help you make an informed decision.What is ATPL Integrated? ATPL Integrated is a pilot training program, a part of Ab Initio school (which stands for “from the beginning”) that gets you prepared for flying commercially. Those who have zero or little aviation experience can...

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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Female Student Pilot Talks: Shivanthi Gunaratne

2021-03-09

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...

Online pilot training

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,...