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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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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...

Student Candidate Assessment Prepare and Pass cover

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...