Pilot training news

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...

30 May

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 Stockholm 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...

29 May

BAA Training to ensure all-year-round training with flight base in Spain

BAA Training the largest Central and Eastern Europe aviation training centre is expanding its flight base network. BAA Training Ab Initio school, currently handling more than 200 students, and having three aerodromes to conduct flight training, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with – Lleida-Alguaire International Airport in Spain. Since 2016 actively working in partnership with Wizz Air, SmartLynx, Small Planet Airlines, Avion Express, Lao Skyway airlines and BayViet aviation school BAA Training provides aviation community with Cadet training solutions. At the moment Ab Initio school has 218 students from more 50 different countries. Their training is being conducted in 3 different...

23 May

Did You Know: “Chemtrail” Conspiracy Theories – Are They Real?

Perhaps you already heard of a theory that aircrafts exhaust a chemical trail, also called “chemtrail”? Conspiracy theorists claim that it is meant to manage solar radiation, manipulate peoples, control human population, and modify the weather as well as cause illnesses and other health issues. We all have seen the white or dark trail left behind an aircraft. But what actually is it? Can it really affect our health? Let us go through some of the acclaimed “chemtrails” and explain what it is. It Comes Out of the Wingtips It does come out of the wingtips but that is no “chemtrail” – it...

8 May

DID YOU KNOW: Why Most Airplane Seats are Blue?

Have you ever wondered about the colour of airplane seats? Have you noticed most of them are blue? You may think it is all about the clouds, the sky and the whole magic of a flight. But is it true? Just think about colours and how they affect us in different situations. Probably, most of us have noticed that there are a lot of famous brand logos or even hospitals designed in blue. According to colour psychology experts, the colour blue boosts confidence and trust in many situations. As Artitudes Design, a graphic design company, specifies, “blue helps a person to...

26 Apr

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 London and discover all about the different cadet programmes 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 programme! What are you waiting for? Rise...

25 Apr

Did You Know that Boeing Everett Factory is the Largest Building in the World by Volume?

The historical roots of the Everett Factory go back to the 1960s, when the Boeing 747 shook the world by making its first step into aviation. Exactly, Everett manufacturing facility is the place where Boeing super jumbos are born! It was built with a purpose to produce the 747 aircraft that became one of the greatest technological achievements of the XX century. Nevertheless, the course of aviation history was changed not only by the 747, the manufacturing facility made history itself, too. Wondering why? The building has been included into the Guinness World Records list as the largest building in the...

23 Apr

Multi-Crew Pilot Licence. What Do We Know?

Aviation training is the backbone of the aviation industries. On top of it all, it has never been as diverse as it is today with aviation training institutions so eagerly encouraging young generations to pass through the door to aviation. Aspiring future pilots can opt out from multiple programmes, integrated courses, separate modules and many other options. Anything one considers to be the most suitable and affordable to get an appropriate licence and take the right place in the cockpit. No doubts, it is a difficult task to pick the right and the most efficient pathway to grow the pilot...

17 Apr

BAA Training establishes new company in Vietnam

BAA Training, one of the largest aviation training centres in Northern Europe, has announced the establishment of a new company in Vietnam – BAA Training Vietnam which is to operate a training centre of 4 full flight simulators and Ab Initio flight school by 2023. According to the Boeing projections Asia Pacific region will require up to 253,000 new pilots until 2036. Looking at South East Asia alone, the aircraft numbers will grow from 1,410 in 2016 up to 4,200 aircraft by 2036, 77% of which will be made up of single aisle airplanes, mainly A320 and B737 family aircraft. The...