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...

Women of aviation week

Director of TRTO Department Talks: Irina Ramancik

2021-03-10

An International Women’s Day on March 8 has smoothly transitioned into an entire week devoted to #womeninaviation. The Women of Aviation Week (WOAW) gives us a great opportunity to learn, celebrate and spread the news about women‘s accomplishments in the aviation industry. BAA Training is one of those organizations that value and maintain gender diversity in the workplace. The number of women working within our female-led company reaches almost 50%. In one way or another, our bright and ambitious women contribute to preparing competent pilots for the competitive market. Irina Ramancik, Director of TRTO Department at BAA Training, has agreed...

Top 5 Things Airlines Look for in a Training Provider

2021-02-01

Pilots’ qualifications and where they are acquired determine many different things: the airline’s safety rating and reputation, the regulatory compliance level, their pilots’ job satisfaction level, and last but not least, the airline’s ability to cut costs without compromising the quality of purchased services. The article below outlines the top 5 most essential factors airlines pay attention to when choosing a Type Rating training provider. Cost-cutting opportunities for airlines Focusing on growth rather than on reducing expenses might be a more promising idea, provided that no “oddities” are happening in the market in the meantime. However, at the times of uncertainty, such...

Installation of A320 FFS at the brand new BAA Training Spain

Brand-new BAA Training Spain Starts Its Operations

2021-01-29

The first brand-new Airbus A320ceo Full Flight Simulator (FFS) starts being assembled this week, which will mark the beginning of BAA Training Spain operations. After all of the preparational works and auditing procedures are finalized, the FFS will be ready for training in March this year. The first groups of Type Rating pilot students will start training in March/April 2021. Egle Vaitkeviciute, CEO at BAA Training, says: “Despite the coronavirus has seriously challenged the aviation industry, and the implications make themselves felt, BAA Training is confidently moving towards fulfilling its business development and expansion strategy. BAA Training Spain’s goal is to become...

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Private Pilot Can Reduce Flight Expenses by Sharing Costs

2021-01-14

Although piloting for commercial purposes and earning profit is out of the Private Pilot Licence (PPL) scope, there are other financial prerogatives a private pilot might want to consider. According to EASA, it is fully legal to share flight costs with passengers in non-complex aircraft having no more than six people on board. This way, a pilot can alleviate their financial burden (but not eliminate) as they do not have to be the only one covering flight expenses: fuel, rental fee, airfield chares, etc. EU Regulation says yes to cost sharing The cost sharing conditions for private flights (and their evolution) are reflected in the EU regulation. It...

Where to Have Boeing 737 MAX Training in Europe?

2020-08-27

Lifting Boeing 737 MAX aircraft off the ground, following the rigorous flight tests and re-certification stages, could be eventually spotted. However, prior to planes getting back in the air, what about training for pilots? Before the grounding of these aircraft took place, no separate simulator training for already 737 type-rated pilots was required. After doing type rating on the 737 NG simulator, it was enough to complete a computer-based course and pilots were ready to take a seat in the cockpit of MAX aircraft. In the beginning of 2020, therefore, Boeing has released a recommendation for all the pilots flying 737 MAX...

Motivation: Necessary Personal Trait for Every Single Pilot

2020-06-19

Enthusiasm, wanting, desire, interest, determination. All these are the synonyms to motivation - the fundamental reason why a person decides something or behaves in a particular way. And all these are the primary reasons behind someone's choice to become a pilot. Almost every experienced aviator could confirm that behind happy flying hides a long story of dreams and motivation. Commercial pilot training is a rather challenging and very intense path. Almost two years of studying, studying and one more time studying. With some rest, of course. But who can come out of this period satisfied and happy if not a motivated person? The...

Pilot’s Recency: Two Possible Scenarios after Aviation Takes off

2020-05-11

The entire aviation industry is impatiently waiting until travel restrictions are eased, borders opened and aircraft lifted from the ground for long-awaited flights. The return would be slow and airlines' operations would be re-launched gradually. Nevertheless, still a significant number of pilots will be required to be ready to get back to their duties immediately after aviation is given the green light to take off. And 'ready' does not mean only dusting off the uniforms and polishing Ray-Ban sunglasses. First of all, 'ready' means that pilots need to be in an excellent professional shape with their skills brushed up. Pilot Recency: What Does...

Recurrent Training and Checks: What Do You Know About It?

2020-04-28

Aviation is one of the most regulated industries in the world. Meanwhile pilots are among the very few professionals that are required to do repeated training as well as complete regular and rigorous examinations to maintain the existing skills and develop new ones.  Prior to becoming an airline pilot, a person has to go through many training stages that in total can take up to two years of intensive education. However, the issue of a licence and relevant certificates does not mean that there would be no more training. Training it is a faithful companion of each pilot throughout the entire...

Why Is It Worth Doing Online Pilot Assessment Now?

2020-04-24

Would you agree that for the last couple of months the words online, e-learning, e-training, distance support, etc., have become the cornerstone of living in quarantine? The basic outdoor activities have been limited up to several clicks and meetings via platforms enabling virtual communication. But what about aviation? What about pilot training? What about pilots' assessment? Is it over? Has the process been halted until aircraft are lifted from the ground? Aviation is going through the unprecedented times, indeed. However, the industry is quickly adapting to new reality and new standards, where possible. For example, did you know that the planemaker Airbus...