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5 Things to Know Before Taking Virtual Pilot Training

2021-10-14

In the modern world, where an increasing number of industries, including aviation, start appreciating the power of technology, studying pilot theory online becomes possible and even advisable. However, before signing up for a virtual training course, make sure you know what exactly is in it, how the process will look, and what credit it will give you. In other words, make sure you don’t “follow the trend” but put your preferred learning style and expectations to the forefront instead. Below please find some food for thought regarding training via the BAA Virtual environment that’ll become available from February 2022.It is...

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BAA Training Is the First ATO to Launch a New Virtual Training Concept

2021-10-01

Highlights:BAA Training is the first ATO to launch a highly innovative virtual training concept across the entire organization, allowing students and pilots to undertake aviation training remotely. BAA Training will launch a new online training infrastructure – the BAA Virtual platform – to make various training programs and courses available in the interactive and user-friendly virtual environment. The first training segment to become available via BAA Virtual will be a series of Ab Initio training programs.BAA Training, a part of Avia Solutions Group (ASG), is the first ATO to launch a highly innovative virtual training concept across the entire...

Pilot Peer Support Program

BAA Training Introduces a Pilot Peer Support Program to Its Flight Students and Instructors

2021-09-01

Highlights:BAA Training Launches a Pilot Peer Support Program (PPSP) for its students and instructors to help them improve their psychological well-being. The PPSP, previously available for Avion Express and KlasJet pilots, now gets broader in scope – the students and instructors also can talk to a trained pilot peer from one of the two airlines.Months after launching a Pilot Peer Support Program (PPSP) for its partner airlines - Avion Express and KlasJet - and being the first ATO to do so, BAA Training now implements the same program internally. Support of trained pilot peers from the airlines mentioned above...

Aircrews’ mental health crisis the repercussion of Covid-19

Aircrews’ mental health crisis: the repercussion of Covid-19

2021-07-01

The Covid-19 pandemic has had an immense impact on civil aviation. Suddenly, pilots were forced to re-evaluate their job expectations and accept that nobody could no longer guarantee solid career progression. The devastating consequences of the pandemic have resulted in flight crews’ stress, depression or anxiety levels rising. What are the key stress factors imposed on pilots by the economic downturn, and is there any remedy? Let’s take a closer look at it in this article.Self-reported mental health In 2020, the Centre for Innovative Human Systems (CIHS), Trinity College Dublin (TCD), researched the levels of stress, depression and anxiety among employees...

Pilot Peer Support Program

The rationale behind Pilot Peer Support Program

2021-05-31

Dr. Ries Simons from the European Society of Aerospace Medicine said: “After extensive research and surveys, it has been proved beyond doubt that pilots are, in fact, only human.”Although pilots are often seen as “superhumans” who can cope with anything and remain calm and resilient to stressors, in reality, they can also suffer from various kinds of problems, just like other people. The Pilot Peer Support (PPSP) program aims to provide pilots with the tools and support needed to restore their mental well-being. At the heart of the program are trained pilot peers ready to help in a confidential and...

Area 100 KSA: New Paradigm in Pilot Training ATOs have to Adopt

2021-02-18

Area 100 KSA is a new philosophy in pilot training that concentrates on moving away from fact-based education towards competency-based training and assessment (CBTA). The new holistic approach to pilot training aims to develop and assess pilots’ Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes (KSA) from day one at ground school and underlay the whole theoretical knowledge training system. EASA mandates ATOs to embody the concept into their training syllabus no later than 2022 January 31. But how? And most importantly – why? Let’s explore in more detail.Critical triggers for Area 100 KSA Although faulty equipment, bad weather conditions, and other aspects can play...