Pilot training news

14 Sep

Did You Know What that Tiny Hole in the Airplane Window Does?

If you've ever had a window seat on a flight, you have probably noticed a tiny hole at the bottom of the window. Every single window of the plane has the same tiny hole and actually, it is a very important safety feature. Why is it so important? Air pressure drops as you get higher. Anyone who has climbed mountains knows, at high altitude the air is less pressurised and contains less oxygen. And that’s only the height of a mountain. The plane gets much higher, where the air pressure drops much lower. Airplanes are designed to maintain air pressure at a safe level...

14 Sep

BAA Training Prepares the First Group of Wizz Air Cadets

BAA Training, one of the biggest independent aviation training centres in Europe, is delighted to announce the successful graduation of the first Wizz Air cadets from the tailor-made training program in cooperation with Wizz Air. After two years of comprehensive training, 13 graduates have reached the thrilling finish line to obtain an Integrated Airline Transport Licence (ATPL) and have their lifelong dreams come true. Now the cadets are to proceed with further training to complete all the stages of training to take up a First Officer’s seat in the Wizz Air Airbus A320 series aircraft. „As the leading low-cost airline in the...

27 Aug

Get Your Wings with Wizz Air

Are you interested in operating an aircraft? Or are you willing to work for one of the booming low-cost airline in your near future? Well, if you really are, then we will shortly guide you through the key values of Wizz Air and help you to get to know the significantly growing airline better. The airline is planning to continue implementing its development strategy by enlarging the fleet and filling the seats of their cockpit with talented pilots. Therefore, Wizz Air is currently looking for dedicated future pilots to join their cadet program, supplied by BAA Training. It’s not hard to...

27 Aug

Why Does In-Flight Food Taste Bad?

You may agree that the in-flight meals have a really bad reputation. But have you ever asked yourself a question: “Why does it tastes so bad?” Reheated meals Let’s start from the beginning. One of the main criteria for any tasty food is freshness. However, freshness is what the in-flight food lacks. Of course, spending a few extra hundreds or thousands of euros can make all the difference, as a business class could offer you several courses separately, including prawns, prosciutto, steak in black pepper cream sauce or even a French macaroon for dessert. Back in the economy class, reheated meals, packaged in...

24 Aug

Obtain Your Wings With BAA Training Cadet Programs!

Explore the world of cadets by meeting us in UK: London, Manchester or Glasgow We are BAA Training, one of the leading Northern European aviation training centres, and we invite you to join our road trip around the United Kingdom! In September, we are bringing Career Day events to London, Manchester and Glasgow to present our Cadet programs of the leading airlines: Wizz Air SmartLynx Small Planet Airlines Avion Express Even if you have no flying experience, you can start a career path in aviation by joining an airline’s Cadet program. With this program, students will acquire an Air Transport Pilot Licence...

21 Aug

Explore pilot profession: BAA Training and TAPK PILOTU invite to Open Doors Day in Vilnius

Infinite sky, the „office” with the best view in the world and exciting feeling to take off the aircraft. If you have ever thought of this and desire to become a pilot, come to BAA Training and TAPK PILOTU Open Doors Day on 15th September and explore this profession! Explore the fast-growing world of aviation by spending a day at one of the largest aviation training centres in Northern Europe - BAA Training. Here you will find out about our Cadet programs which ensure with a conditional employment contract – a letter of engagement from an airline even before the training...

10 Aug

Did You Know what is Cloud Seeding and Does it Work?

Being a pilot is an exciting job whether you’re flying for an airline or… helping control the weather. Well, not really controlling it, but rather influencing it. And how can a pilot help influence the weather? By cloud seeding. But what is it? Simply put, it is a process of combining different kinds of chemical agents, such as silver iodide, dry ice and common table salt, with clouds. This chemical and salt concoction mixed with clouds should thicken the clouds and increase the chance of rain or snow. The chemicals are either shot into the clouds or released onto the clouds...

30 Jul

In Pursuit of a Prestigious Profession?

Almost everyone in life is entitled to a great choice of future when leaving school. Limitless potential, endless career opportunities, a broad range of possible destinations, areas and industries to enter into… and many other aspects to consider. How do young people choose the right path to pursue their career? Probably the most common criteria that influence a decision on the career are prestige as well as professional and financial prospects. Aren’t they? The more respected a profession is the wider door into the future it opens. Thus, what are the most respected and attractive professions in Europe? What studies do European...

24 Jul

Did You Know that Boeing Was the First to Use Turbofan Engines?

In early 1980s, Boeing chose the CFM56-3 to power the Boeing 737-300. It was, in fact, the very first aircraft in the world that had Turbofan engines. Before Boeing, CFM factory had not sold any jet engines and was close to abandoning their jet engine programme and closing the factory. But in 1981, Boeing jumped in and took CFM56-3, making it their sole engine for the Boeing 737 Classic. But before they agreed on ordering the engines, CFM factory had to make certain adjustments to their CFM56 engine. As the Boeing 737 wings are closer to the ground than the previous aircraft...

18 Jul

Did You Know: The First Flight Simulator

You most likely now all about the modern full flight simulators that help future pilots learn how to fly various aircraft. But have you ever wondered, when was the first flight simulator created and who created it? It all starts with a man named Edwin Albert Link. Born in 1904 to a family where his father built and repaired organs and pianos. Edwin inherited his father’s love to tinker and soon enough began building and repairing organs and pianos of its own. Since he was little, Edwin had an eye for aviation and as soon as he could, he took his...

3 Jul

BAA Training Invests over 1.2M EUR into Ab Initio Training Equipment

BAA Training, one of the biggest independent aviation training centres in Europe, is expanding its Ab Initio flight school capacity by investing over 1.2M EUR into new learning material and equipment. Recently, the Academy has purchased 4 new aircraft, two Cessna 172 and two Tecnam T2002, which are expected to join the fleet currently consisting of 2 Cessna 172, 2 Tecnam P2006T and 9 Tecnam P2002JF aircraft. The brand new four aircraft are due to be delivered to BAA Training and arrive in Vilnius by the middle of July. Last year BAA Training used 8,000 hours for training students in the aircraft...

25 Jun

Growing Multicultural Competence in Aviation Academies

By its nature, aviation is a multicultural endeavour. Pilots fly in foreign space, transport passengers from different cultures, and work with a culturally diverse crew. Even the aircraft they fly is designed and built in different parts of the world. Different intercultural interactions in aviation happen every day. Therefore, in this field, growing your multicultural competence is a necessity. Thankfully, being able to adapt and function efficiently in a culturally diverse setting is a learnable attribute. There are a few ways to grow your multicultural competence: firstly, by attending mandatory Crew Recourse Management (CRM) courses. Aviation academies invest a significant amount...

25 Jun

The Differences Between Passenger and Cargo Pilots

Probably, when you think about the pilot, the first picture appearing in your mind is a pilot stepping onto the aircraft to perform a flight. And somewhere in that picture there are always passengers involved. But what about those pilots who don’t carry passengers? Well, there are those who carry cargo. Air cargo is a high value industry with 35% of the world trade value carried by air. However, the profession of a cargo pilot is slightly mysterious as we often associate aviation with passenger airlines and their pilots. As well as passenger airlines, cargo ones also belong to commercial aviation....

19 Jun

DID YOU KNOW: Why Do Aircraft Still Have Ashtrays?

Have you ever noticed a tiny box with a cigarette sign while being in the lavatory on a plane? Why airlines incorporate ashtrays in their aircraft if smoking has been prohibited long time ago? If you haven’t seen an ashtray in the aircraft, we will give you a hint where you can find it: just look on the entry side of the lavatory door. Don’t think that you have just found the only place where you are allowed to smoke. Right above the ashtray you may sometimes find a non-smoking sign. You might get confused but the explanation is quite clear...

13 Jun

Do you see yourself as a Wizz Air pilot? Meet us in Vienna and discover more!

BAA Training would like to invite you to meet up in Vienna, Austria, on 30th of June and learn how to join the Wizz Air Cadet Programme even if you have no previous flying experience! Have you always been dreaming about aviation and becoming a pilot? By joining the Wizz Air Cadet Programme you will acquire an Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL frozen) and be secured with the job guarantee at WIZZ after the successful completion of the training. The largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe is looking for aspiring future pilots to join its highly professional team! Do not...

6 Jun

Did You Know Where Aircraft Fuel Tanks are Located?

In order to reach necessary destinations, especially located far from the point of departure, planes are carrying enormous volumes of fuel. Notably, sometimes the weight of fuel is almost the third of the entire aircraft weight! But have you ever thought where it is stored? Inside of the WINGS. Yes, you have got it right. Most of the planes both small and big have fuel stored inside of wings. Wondering why? Here are several key reasons: Weight balance. Inside of the aircraft it is important to consider not only the configuration of the seats or location of cargo, but also keep in...

5 Jun

DREAM ABOUT BECOMING A PILOT? Stop dreaming and start flying!

Have you ever had a dream that you were flying? Why not make it a reality? BAA Training would like to invite you to meet us in Paris and discover all about the different cadet programs of leading airlines! Yes, even if you have no flying experience, you can start a career path in aviation with these airlines: Wizz Air SmartLynx Small Planet Airlines Avion Express So next time you dream of becoming a First Officer at an airline, you can be certain that the fastest and the most secure way to achieve this is to join an airline’s cadet program! What are...

30 May

Gender is not a Barrier to Become a Pilot

Global percentage of female pilots is still very low. According to the International Society of Women Airline Pilots (ISWAP), commercial female pilots make only ~5% of total commercial pilots globally. As the men dominate the aviation industry, there is a wrong perception that women cannot achieve success there. Why are women so under-represented in piloting and how to change this perception? Let’s try to identify the most common gender issues in aviation and break down the stereotype of aviation as a highly gendered realm. Do men perform better compared to women? Let’s start with the most prevalent stereotype that women are weaker...


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