Pilot training news

17 May

BAA Training to Train Turkish Airlines Pilots

Turkish Airlines, one of the top airlines in the world, has signed a contract with BAA Training for a Cadet training program. One of the TOP 3 biggest independent aviation training centers in Europe, BAA Training, is proud to announce that it will deliver training to almost 300 cadets for the airline in 3.5 years. Having one of Europe’s youngest fleets with an average age of 8,2 years, Turkish Airlines has a total of 335 aircraft, of which 224 are narrow, 88 are wide bodies, and 23 are freighter. To operate the current fleet, the number of which is set to...

15 May

BAA Training is coming to Lleida Air Challenge!

Are you still thinking about which career path to choose for your future? Explore more about the career in aviation opportunities and training processes, get professional and personal advice from our experts and take your first step towards exciting pilot career! You will find us on both days of the fair. Agenda: Saturday, 1st of June Opening ceremony Conferences on „Working for the aeronautical sector: job opportunities“ Sunday, 2nd of June Aeronautical fair Air show Things to remember: When: 1-2 June Where: Lleida–Alguaire Airport, Carretera de l'Aeroport, s/n, 25125 Alguaire, Lérida, Spain We look forward to seeing and meeting you at Lleida Air Challenge! Find out more about the...

30 Apr

Avion Express Cadet Programme first graduates shared their experience with the Programme and airline

At the beginning of 2019, the first two cadets finished Avion Express Cadet Programme. It is a big step in the lives of the young pilots and the company as well. Jonar Hanak and Oliver Bjurling are highly motivated and hard-working. They took the opportunity to pursue their dream of becoming professional pilots and showed that it takes dedication and persistence to reach this goal. Jonar Hanak was studying Music Production in Stockholm when he unexpectedly found his passion. ”My friend had Microsoft Flight Simulator X, I started playing around with it by accident and got completely hooked,” says Jonar, who...

30 Apr

MPL – Your Fastest Way to the First Officer’s Seat

If you are an individual with an ambition of becoming an airline pilot, you might have already seen MPL abbreviation while looking for various pilot training programs. It might be a challenge to clearly understand the MPL training pathway, as it is quite a new program in aviation training market. Therefore, we are here to help you by briefly introducing the main features and requirements for the MPL program. MPL origins MPL stands for Multi-Crew Pilot Licence, which was introduced in 2006 by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) as an airline-specific training program. Why airline-specific? Because this program requires a partnership of an...

30 Apr

Pilot fatigue: can you beat your body clock?

The new EASA  (European Aviation Safety Agency ) study on "Effectiveness of Flight Time Limitation (FTL)" revealed that European pilots and cabin crew are experiencing unusually high levels of fatigue. This new study comes at a time where air traffic is growing rapidly and pilots are increasingly being asked to fly up to the limits of what is legally allowed. Moreover, fatigue in Europe’s cockpits has become an every-day and growing reality. It is estimated that pilot fatigue contributes to 15-20% of all fatal air accidents related to human error. Pilot and flight crew fatigue has been a topic of...

29 Apr

Why Do Same Flights Take Different Routes?

Are you a plane spotting fan who can’t stop looking at the aircraft in the sky and keep tracking aircraft online? If this sounds like you, you probably have noticed that sometimes flights between the same destinations often use very different routes. Do you know why? Usually, when airlines plan flights, they choose the route between A and B that is the least time-consuming. The reason is simple: the shorter the distance, the less fuel is used, airlines save money. However, there are some factors affecting the choice of flight routes and why flights to the same directions take different routes. Firstly,...

12 Apr

What is a Multi-Crew Pilot Licence?

If you have an ambition of becoming an airline pilot, you may have heard about the MPL term while looking for pilot training courses and programs. Even though there were almost 40 MPL programs provided by many ATOs worldwide in 2017, this training syllabus is quite new in the aviation market and some of you might get confused about it. So, let’s make it clear! The Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) was introduced in 2006 by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) as an airline-specific alternative to the more traditional cadet route - the Airline Pilot Transport License (ATPL). The MPL program...

8 Apr

BAA Training and Avion Express announce MPL training

BAA Training one of the TOP 3 biggest independent aviation training centres in Europe announces the launch of MPL training program by signing the partnership agreement with Avion Express, the largest narrow-body ACMI operator in the world. According to the agreement, Avion Express pilots are to start MPL training this August and will be ready to operate as F/O in 18 months from then. The aim of the course is to train pilots to the level of proficiency necessary to enable them to operate as co-pilot of a multi-engine multi-pilot turbine-powered air transport aeroplane under VFR and IFR and to obtain...

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29 Mar

What Are The “Remove Before Flight” Tags On The Aircraft For?

If you like watching the ground handling processes around the aircraft while waiting for your flight, you may have noticed red "Remove before flight" tags on various aircraft parts. Do you know why they are there and what these tags are for? "Remove before flight" tags themselves are just markers on the components that need to be removed. Sometimes you may see a pilot walking around, inspecting the aircraft before the take-off and removing these warnings. What are these components to be removed and what are they covering? They come as different size and shape plugs that cover various holes and openings...

How to Responsibly Use Social Media if You Are a Pilot
27 Mar

How to Responsibly Use Social Media if You Are a Pilot?

We all know the pilot profession is highly competitive and a pilot himself / herself is sometimes described as a movie star of an air transportation show. However, being a pilot means being visible all the time by everyone, especially on social media. It’s not a secret that many employers are now using social media to identify employees and even to screen potential recruits before deciding if they should offer them a job. Being smart about how you present yourself through social media can have a big impact on your career prospects. As well as making sure that your digital profile...

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26 Mar

Sneak Peek at World’s Biggest Engine: Already on Boeing 777X

The long-awaited public debut of Boeing 777X was scheduled for 13 March, 2019. Therefore, in view of tragic events and turbulence that Boeing has been experiencing for the past few weeks, the company decided to postpone the date of public appearance of its newest aircraft. While the aircraft is being “closed” for the public eyes, let’s take a look into what we know about the Boeing 777X. General Electric Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric, initiated the development of GE9X in 2013 when it started to look for the ways to produce even a more efficient engine to power both variants...

Pilot Careers Live
26 Mar

Meet BAA Training at Pilot Careers Live London!

Are you still thinking about which career path to choose for your future? Discover more about the pilot profession by meeting us at Pilot Careers Live London! Explore more about the career in aviation opportunities and training processes, get professional and personal advice from our experts and take your first step towards exciting pilot career! Pilot Careers Live London is the leading career exhibition which is going to inform and inspire you on a career in aviation.   Things to remember: When: 6 April Opening time: 10:00 – 16:30 Where: Sofitel Hotel, Terminal 5, London Heathrow Fill out our contact form by visiting BAA Training booth and...

15 Mar

LOT in cooperation with BAA Training are looking for pilots!

Yes, that is correct, LOT Polish Airlines is looking for pilots to join their team. In cooperation with BAA Training LOT is inviting you to information session to find out whether you are the one they are looking for. Do not miss your chance to enter the job market!   The potential employee should meet such minimal requirements: Valid EASA CPL (ATPL theory) or ATPL Valid multi-engine (ME), instrument rating (IR) and PBN At least 200 hours total flight time an aircraft Valid Class 1 Medical Certificate ICAO level 4 English language proficiency MCC certificate of completion* Right to live and work in European...

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13 Mar

Why do many pilot seats have sheepskin covers?

Probably, most of you have seen sheepskin seat covers in almost every cockpit you have ever been to. If you are still a newbie in aviation world and haven’t tried any cockpit yet, you have surely seen those grey or white fluffy pilot seats in films. However, the reason of covering pilot seats with sheepskin is more practical than it might seem. The main function of genuine sheepskin cover is to keep pilots cool in the summer and warm in the winter – whatever the temperature in a cockpit is, sheepskin covers remain of almost the same temperature and keep a...

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28 Feb

What are Sterile Flight Deck Procedures?

Every pilot follows a number of rules, procedures and regulations during their daily operations. One of the rules pilots follow several times during each flight is called the Sterile Flight Deck Procedures rule. Have you heard of this important rule? The term Sterile Flight Deck Procedure rule describes a period of time when the flight crew members must not be disturbed by non-flight related matters. Then pilots must entirely focus on their essential operational activities and avoid any unrelated disturbances. They are even barely allowed to talk to each other. Pilots follow this rule during the attention-requiring procedures of taking-off, landing,...

Wizz Air Cadet Program Career Day in Portugal
27 Feb

Wizz Air Cadet Program Career Day in Portugal

BAA Training invites you to meet in Portugal this March and learn how to join the Wizz Air Cadet Program even if you have no previous flying experience! During the event, you will have a great chance to meet with Wizz Air pilot and find out how to become a part of Wizz Air team! If you have ever dreaming about a pilot career, now it is your time! By joining the Wizz Air Cadet Program you will acquire an Air Transport Pilot License (ATPL frozen). Also, you will be secured with the job guarantee at Wizz Air after the successful...

25 Feb

Language of the sky

The language used in the cockpit sounds technical and only aviation professionals understand it. Pilots communicate with each other and air traffic control in English, regardless of their own native language or any other languages they speak. Aviation English is in some ways a separate language compared to the one spoken on the ground. Therefore, even native English speakers have to learn it. What makes it so special? English for flight safety Aviation English has been the de facto international language of civil aviation since the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recommended English to be universally used for “international aeronautical radiotelephony communications”...

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25 Feb

Type Rating – the Holy Grail of Professional Pilot

Every aspiring pilot needs to know about type rating. Simply put, you will need to get type rated on the aircraft you are going to operate for your future employer. Probably, you already know, that training and obtaining a licence by accumulating flying hours is necessary to become a pilot. After taking these steps you can operate a single engine aircraft. However, a type rating is a must in order to operate any aircraft over 5,700 kg. So, what is a type rating? Type Rating is just like a Driving Licence for a Very Specific Car Imagine getting a driving licence for...