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Private Pilot Licence — Your New Year’s Resolution?

2021-12-29

As 2022 rapidly approaches, everyone is thinking about New Years’ resolutions. Even though we don’t need a new year to start doing better, it might still be a perfect time to stop making excuses and fulfill an old dream. If yours is to become a private pilot, all we can say – go ahead and do it! While “because I want it” is a strong argument by itself, there are some more! Fly internationally With a private licence, you can fly all over the world. How about North America, Europe, or maybe Asia? Of course, you will have to study a little...

virtual pilot training

Virtual Pilot Training: What Are the Benefits for Airlines, Students and Academies?

2021-11-08

Nowadays, technology is becoming an integral and dominant part of our daily lives — from interacting to learning. With new developments in technology and changing learning styles of younger generations, the design and delivery of training for aviation professionals are also reshaping fast. BAA Training is one of the first ATOs that has propelled forward with the digital transformation of pilot training. How is it beneficial for students? First and foremost, learners can take high-quality EASA standard pilot training from anywhere globally, maintaining the work-life balance. While the courses themselves are not self-paced and require trainees to join virtual classes at scheduled...

5 Things to Know Before Taking Virtual Pilot Training

2021-10-14

In the modern world, where an increasing number of industries, including aviation, start appreciating the power of technology, studying pilot theory online becomes possible and even advisable. However, before signing up for a virtual training course, make sure you know what exactly is in it, how the process will look, and what credit it will give you. In other words, make sure you don’t “follow the trend” but put your preferred learning style and expectations to the forefront instead. Below please find some food for thought regarding training via the BAA Virtual environment that’ll become available from February 2022. It is...

Online assessment prep tips

Online Assessment Preparation Tips

2021-07-26

An online assessment to enter a pilot training program is a crucial part that requires thorough preparation to be passed successfully. Besides the absolute necessities, such as knowledge, skills and motivation, certain organizational moments play a significant role. Below are some tips that we highly recommend you follow if you are interested in scoring high during the evaluation process. Follow the guidelines shared with you before the assessment Every applicant receives a pdf file with all of the instructions and recommendations for preparing for the assessment. It is obligatory to go through them and behave accordingly. Do not underestimate preparation for the interview Preparation...

Extra value to pilot training

Extra Value BAA Training Adds to Pilot Courses

2021-07-02

There are over 5000 airlines with ICAO codes in the world, and you’re going to give up on your dream of becoming a pilot? Don’t. We are here to help you build a solid career, become think-skinned, and genuinely successful in what you love most! Not only does BAA Training provide pilot training, but also it adds some extra value to it so that you never feel abandoned and receive the necessary support during and after your studies. Student aftercare program We sincerely care about our students who trust us and want them to grow, make a solid aviation career and achieve...

Aircrews’ mental health crisis the repercussion of Covid-19

Aircrews’ mental health crisis: the repercussion of Covid-19

2021-07-01

The Covid-19 pandemic has had an immense impact on civil aviation. Suddenly, pilots were forced to re-evaluate their job expectations and accept that nobody could no longer guarantee solid career progression. The devastating consequences of the pandemic have resulted in flight crews’ stress, depression or anxiety levels rising. What are the key stress factors imposed on pilots by the economic downturn, and is there any remedy? Let’s take a closer look at it in this article. Self-reported mental health In 2020, the Centre for Innovative Human Systems (CIHS), Trinity College Dublin (TCD), researched the levels of stress, depression and anxiety among employees...

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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