Pilot training news

3 Jan

The world’s smallest jets: BD-5 or FLS Microjet

Everyone is so passionate about huge aviation machines. We have already reviewed the 10 world’s largest airplanes, introduced you with the largest flying boat ever built, the largest helicopter in the world and the biggest aircraft engine. What about the smallest inventions? Did you know what the smallest jet ever built is? If you ever hear someone talking about the smallest jet in the world it means that they are talking about a high performance, aerobatic, single seat, low-wing, all metal, jet-powered aircraft called FLS.  The FLS was originally created by a small company - Bede Aircraft in the 1970s. Therefore,...

28 Nov

Cadet assessment – (no)ordinary job interview

Recently the market has been filled with positive news for those who see themselves in a pilot seat – pilot cadet programmes have returned into the market. Probably you won’t be wrong saying that a cadet programme is the fastest and most assuring way to become a pilot. Even though it may look as an easy way, it will still be a challenging one. Surprisingly challenges will start with the first steps – cadet assessment. So actually what is it and how to perform at your best? What to expect during Cadet assessment? The main purpose of the cadet assessment does not...

28 Nov

Farhad Ahmadov: I am lucky to get into private aviation

If you are thinking what aviation career path to choose, a job of business aviation pilot must cross your mind. As you may have noticed business aviation industry is climbing rapidly, as the collective world economy returns to strong growth. Global Business Aviation Outlook of 2017 shows that 8,300 new private jets will be delivered in the next 10 years. It is almost $249 billion investment, which will result in the delivery of 830 new aircraft annually and hundreds of job vacancies for pilots. Sounds promising, right? In addition to that, flying across the world at the controls of some of...

2 Nov

The story of Jitka, a Captain of Airbus A320 at Small Planet Airlines

Meet Jitka! She is a captain at Small Planet Airlines with over 7500 hours of flying experience. Jitka shares the story about her passion for aviation and experience as a Captain. She also gives good advice for pilots on how to prepare for a job interview and other tips for a successful career in aviation. Would you like to join a professional A320 and A321 pilots’ team at Small Planet Airlines too? We are extremely grateful to our friends Vilnius International Airport and Small Planet Airlines who significantly contributed to the process of making this video....

31 Oct

BAA Training acquires three new full-flight simulators from CAE

BAA Training, one of the largest aviation training centres in Northern Europe, has announced the acquisition of three new full flight simulators from CAE. Under the agreement, BAA Training is procuring two Airbus A320 CAE 7000XR Series full-flight simulators (FFSs) and one Boeing 737NG CAE 7000XR Series FFS. The full-flight simulators will be equipped with the latest innovative CAE Tropos 6000XR visual system, offering unprecedented realism. The first Airbus A320 simulator will be deployed in Vilnius, Lithuania in July 2018, the Boeing B737 NG will start operating in October 2018. Yet another Airbus A320 full-flight simulator will be housed in a...

30 Oct

What do you know about Small Planet Airlines?

Recently BAA Training has launched a cadet programme with Small Planet Airlines. It is always a huge pleasure to introduce a new partner, new potential and a new opportunity for those literally reaching for the sky. Therefore, future pilots, if you are eager to know the airline better, allow us to get you acquainted with its culture, activity and future plans. An interesting slice of history Small Planet Airlines started its operations in 2009. It is a rapidly growing independent leisure airline company operating across several continents: Europe, Asia and Africa. The company that has begun its activity with only 5 destinations on its...

17 Oct

Did You Know That One Of The Fastest Helicopters Will Have its Legacy In 2020?

Eurocopter X3 was one of the fastest helicopters to achieve 472 km/h in level flight over France on June 2013 setting an unofficial speed record for a helicopter. Unfortunately, the super – fast helicopter retired in 2014. After 3 years of research and deep analysis of X3, on June 2017 at the Paris air show, Airbus Helicopters revealed a high-speed demonstrator configuration based on the X3 called Racer for Rapid and Cost-Effective Rotorcraft. Optimised for a cruise over 400 km/h, it will be 50% faster than a conventional helicopter. It is estimated to consume less fuel per distance with the speed...

16 Oct

Meet BAA Training at European Airline Training Symposium (EATS)

BAA Training, global aviation training provider, is attending the European Airline Training Symposium (EATS). The 16th annual conference is to take a place on 31st October – 1st November in Berlin, Germany. BAA Training invites everyone interested in aviation training to visit the Academy’s booth and learn more about our ambitious future plans. In recent years the academy has grown significantly and increased its aviation training capacity immensely. BAA Training is determined to sustain the growth by maintaining high-quality standards and ensuring flexible services and training solutions. As a consequence, two Boeing 737 NG and another Airbus A320 full flight simulators...

11 Oct

Lao Skyway helicopter pilot student’s experience

BAA Training has recently launched a new Helicopter Cadet Programme with Lao Skyway, thus, we suggest you revealing future helicopter pilots’ thoughts about aviation and student’s life in Lithuania. Moreover, in the video pilots share their impressions about the Helicopter Cadet Programme, quality of studies, helicopter pilot qualities and future plans....

2 Oct

BAA Training and Avion Express To Offer a Brand New Cadet Programme

BAA Training, one of the leading aviation training centres in Northern Europe, and Avion Express, an airline headquartered in Vilnius, have announced new collaboration to support future aviation talents. Under the partnership BAA Training will prepare pilots to fill vacancies for the expanding fleet of Airbus A319, A320, and A321 aircraft operated by Avion Express. The initial pilot training programme for people with little to no flying experience is being launched in an effort to meet the constantly growing demand for new pilots at the company. After passing a multistage selection process and successfully completing the ATPL (frozen) course, pilots will...

28 Sep

BAA Training launches a new Ab Initio Flight School website

In the recent years BAA Training Aviation Academy has experienced an impressive growth in all the areas of its activities. Correspondingly, such a great professional leap put forward a demand for a better organization of the information available on the BAA Training website. Thus, Ab Initio Flight School is delighted to announce that it launched a new website devoted exclusively to its activity which is more convenient to navigate and makes it easier for the users to find the relevant information faster. “Keeping in mind that all the future projects are aimed at further development, Ab Initio is set to grow even bigger...

27 Sep

Did You Know that Airbus Patented a Trap Door?

Every year engineers install some new updates or gadgets to ensure passengers safety in new cars. Aviation, as the safest means of transport, constantly innovates too. Airbus, one of the biggest aeroplane manufacturers, patented rather strange aeroplane upgrades for passengers and flight crew safety.

One of the examples is a patent obtained by Airbus in 2002, which involves fitting a freaking trap door in front of the cockpit’s entrance.

25 Sep

BAA Training Graduation Ceremony 2017

BAA Training is happy to provide a top-notch aviation education for young people who have become professional pilots and will contribute to the safer travels all over the world. Enjoy the moments of the graduation celebration of 2017 at Vilnius International Airport....

25 Sep

Is pilots’ motivation really affected by the salary only?

Have you ever tried to figure out the underlying elements framing the concept of a pilot job? Six-figure salaries, limitless horizons above the head, a phenomenal way of the world acquisition are only a few of the most widely known aspects making this job extremely desirable; however, there exist plenty of extra peculiarities the occupation is wrapped up in. Thus, BAA Training held a conversation with several captains to find out their opinion on the widespread rumours concerning pilot shortage, intensifying ‘salary wars’ among airlines, and also know their professional insights regarding the ways an airline can attract a top pilot. This...

25 Sep

Pilots also make mistakes. How to get better prepared for a job interview?

According to the latest data from the largest global aviation recruitment agency AviationCV.com more than 540 captains and over 170 first officers’ job ads are submitted at the moment. Most of them belong for Asian and European companies. Although the world is talking about the shortage of pilots, airlines do not want to make any reckless decisions. Companies are investing into more advanced recruitment tools and resources, thus, a job interview is becoming a challenging stage for pilots who are applying for a job. What must be taken into account while hunting for a pilot’s position? Mistakes Pilots Make Head of Recruitment...

25 Sep

Flight safety, discipline and importance of checklists

One of the first and main actions of pilots before a take-off is a checklist procedure, which is the key to why airline travel is the safest form of travel. There are more than 100,000 commercial passenger flights each day and the number is still rising. Nevertheless, flights remain the safest way to travel, because safety is a top priority for all companies and organizations operating in aviation industry. While technology has helped drive improvements in safety record, great strides in safety management systems and insights into human factors have also contributed significantly. Air accident investigations and aircraft safety inspections are now...

11 Sep

BAA Training Presents A Dual Profession Programme

BAA Training, one of the largest aviation training centres in Northern Europe, launches a new training programme in cooperation with Atlantica, a private university with solid reputation in the educational industry in Portugal. The joint programme offers students an opportunity to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering and acquire Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL (A) frozen) simultaneously. The programme will take three and a half years to complete, with some of the courses taken online. Students will spend one and a half years at Atlantica University in Portugal learning Aeronautical Engineering subjects, which will be followed by two years of...