Pilot training news

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...

11 Apr

Did You Know How a Flight Dispatcher’s Day Looks Like?

This is a person, who has the same knowledge as a pilot when it comes to routing, weather, aircraft systems and limitations of emergency management. A person, who manages the entire inbound and outbound movement of a single aircraft. A person, who can sometimes be named as a “pilot who stays on the ground” as they both share 50/50 responsibility of safe operations of each and every flight plan. Ladies and gentlemen, let us introduce you to the flight dispatcher’s profession. As one might guess, a flight dispatcher’s day is quite busy. After logging into the terminal, they go through various...

9 Apr

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

BAA Training would like to invite you to meet up in Bratislava, Slovakia, on 21st of April at the Crowne Plaza hotel (Hodzovo Namestie 2, Bratislava) 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 sucessful completion of the training. The largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe is looking for aspiring future...

29 Mar

DID YOU KNOW: where the word cadet comes from

From the linguistic point of view, aviation itself is a set of complicated technical terminology, including abbreviations. All these are actually not that easy to comprehend without, at least, a minimal background in this area. Keeping in mind that the amount of aviation terms is regularly expanding. Notably, with cadet programmes gaining popularity, the word cadet is becoming one of the most frequently used in the modern aviation. Although it is not officially listed in any of the aviation dictionaries. So, where does it come from? Modern English dictionaries define the word cadet as a young trainee in the armed services or...

26 Mar

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

BAA Training would like to invite you to meet up in Prague, Czech Republic, on 7th of April at the Majestic Plaza Hotel (Štěpánská 33, 110 00, Prague) 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 sucessful completion of the training. The largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe is looking for...

26 Mar

Airline creating constellation of destinations

In 2017 they flew 2.5 million of passengers, pilots entered 46, 157 block hours and made almost 16, 000 flights preliminary reaching a turnover of 131.4 million euros. Now they are looking for 30-40 pilots to join for 2018 high season. Who are they? It is a charter airline based in Riga also specializing in wet and damp lease services of their growing Airbus A320 fleet. The airline was founded in 1992 as Latcharter Airlines and became the very first airline to provide package holiday from Riga. In 2008 the company experienced rebranding. Last year it celebrated the 25th birthday, and...

21 Mar

Did You Know that Airbus A320 Memory Size is 2,500 Times Smaller than Your Smartphone?

In today’s aircraft all systems are integrated under Flight Management System (FMS). It is a technical brain that navigates modern airplanes safely through the skies. In many ways, it's like the GPS for a car with waypoints programmed in between the initial point and the destination. FMS allows the airplane to hook up that routing with the autopilot and maintain the heading and attitude. It's amazingly accurate. FMS database is binary, and its capacity is reported in “words”, one “word” being equal to 2 bytes. Although FMS is the critical component of the entire auto-flight system since it is responsible for...

15 Mar

EASA ATPL studying tips

In this article I am going to share with you my studying strategy in a hope that it will help you prepare for you school and EASA exams. Keep in mind that this is just a personal recommendation shared with me by one of my friends who is an instructor which you can either accept and use it or completely disregard. Each day of your EASA ATPL ground school you will cover different topics from different subjects. Your school and ground instructor will most likely follow EASA syllabus schedule. The resources which will be available to you are your CBT (computer...

13 Mar

Did You Know: Why do cabin crew stand with their hands behind their backs?

Whether you are an experienced flyer or just an attentive passenger, you may have noticed that cabin crew always keep their arms folded behind their backs when greeting passengers and when walking through the aircraft cabin. We all know that cabin crew job comes with a lot of responsibilities – from ensuring that the aircraft is tidy to overall safety of the passengers. And one of the responsibilities includes them to have their hands behind their back. But why is this? Simply put - it is because they are hiding a special counter. Cabin crew uses the counters to make sure the number of...

9 Mar

6 tips to memorize quickly and easily

This is a very important article for every student pilot who will start his/her training very soon or is already in training, but also for anyone who wants to learn some very useful tricks to remember something very easily. Nowadays, the airline pilot training lasts usually only 24 months which is not that much as compared to other jobs. The most painful part of the training is obviously the theory… of course we all want to fly! But we can’t avoid this part which gives us the basics of this job. Anyway, student pilots need to remember a lot of stuff...

9 Mar

First Airbus A320 Door and Slide Trainer in the Baltic States

As the first and only of its kind in the Baltic States, BAA Training has added a brand new Airbus A320 Door and Slide Trainer to its repertoire of training equipment. BAA Training continues to invest in its training equipment so it will be the first choice training provider. Having announced the 4 full flight simulator acquisition just last year, one of the leading aviation centres in Northern Europe accelerates into the new year with one more, state-of-the-art equipment addition to its headquarters in Vilnius. This addition opens the possibility for timely and cost-effective cabin crew and pilot training or...