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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...

EASA ATPL studying tips

2018-03-15

In this article I am going to share with you my studying strategy in a hope that it will help you prepare for you school and EASA exams. Keep in mind that this is just a personal recommendation shared with me by one of my friends who is an instructor which you can either accept and use it or completely disregard. Each day of your EASA ATPL ground school you will cover different topics from different subjects. Your school and ground instructor will most likely follow EASA syllabus schedule. The resources which will be available to you are your CBT (computer...

6 tips to memorize quickly and easily

2018-03-09

This is a very important article for every student pilot who will start his/her training very soon or is already in training, but also for anyone who wants to learn some very useful tricks to remember something very easily. Nowadays, the airline pilot training lasts usually only 24 months which is not that much as compared to other jobs. The most painful part of the training is obviously the theory… of course we all want to fly! But we can’t avoid this part which gives us the basics of this job. Anyway, student pilots need to remember a lot of stuff...

EASA Class 1 Medical examination

2018-03-05

In order to become an Airline Pilot in Europe, each candidate has to be able to obtain an EASA Class 1 Medical Certificate. Although the examination methods may differ between the European countries, no matter where it is done all required checks will be performed. The Initial medical examination is performed the first time when a person is applying for the certificate and it is valid for only one year. The renewal procedure is much shorter because only few check have to be done, however every 4 years the medical renewal will contain same checks as the initial one (this is...

How to choose your flight school

2018-02-21

You feel excited, motivated and more determined than ever to achieve your goal and here you are, the very first step of your pilot career! Choosing a Flight Training Organization (FTO) is not very difficult but it is crucial at the same time. You don’t want to fall into a scam and regret about getting into aviation just because you rushed and signed up with the wrong flight school. Your goal is to collect as much information as possible on flight schools to know what to expect from them. Place yourself as a detective and try to find all that is related...

Welcoming day at the flight school

2018-02-13

On Friday the 1st of September 2017, my flight school organized an event they would welcome the new students and celebrate the graduation of the ones who are finishing pilot studies. The event was organized at the Vilnius International Airport (VNO) gathered BAA Training management, flight instructors and new as well as graduating students with their families. The event started at the VIP terminal of VNO airport. Everybody gathered at around 16:30, collected their identification and passed the security point. For about 30 minutes we introduced to each other and made small talk. I tried to find all the people who...

7 reasons a student pilot should speak several languages

Speaking several languages is extremely important nowadays. This need is even more pronounced for an airline pilot and is sometimes crucial for some airlines. In this article you are going to see the 7 main reasons why you, as a student pilot or aspiring student pilot, should learn another language. 1. International aviation language is… As you probably know it already, English is the main language spoken in aviation as all the communications with the ATC are made in English. Of course, you can perform them in the local language if you master it enough, but you will never find an ATC which...

BAA Training student pilot uniform

2018-01-22

Like many flight academies worldwide, BAA Training imposes a certain dress code upon its students. All students are obliged to wear the student pilot uniform each day except on Fridays. On Friday we are allowed to dress casually, however still within the limits of a dress code. BAA student pilot uniform consists of shirts, cardigans, a tie (slim, black) and pants. Interesting enough, no epaulettes. More about this later. Each part of the uniform is specifically tailored to your size and I find this very nice. Good job on this one BAA! The shirts are the typical white pilot shirts. You can...

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