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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...

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...

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Private Pilot can reduce flight expenses by sharing costs

2020-12-17

Although piloting for commercial purposes and earning profit is out of the Private Pilot Licence (PPL) scope, there are other financial prerogatives a private pilot might want to consider. According to EASA, it is fully legal to share flight costs with passengers in non-complex aircraft having no more than six people on board. This way, a pilot can alleviate their financial burden (but not eliminate) as they do not have to be the only one covering flight expenses: fuel, rental fee, airfield chares, etc. EU Regulation says yes to cost sharing The cost sharing conditions for private flights (and their evolution) are...