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30 Jul

Top 10 Most Famous Flight Attendants throughout History

Being a flight attendant is not an easy task – you need to go through weeks of training and you will have the responsibility of guiding every passenger on board if an emergency situation ever happens. In a long line of flight attendants, quite a few showed bravery, strength and uniqueness. We would like to present a list of top ten cabin crew members who stood out in history. 1. Heinrich Kubis He was the world’s first flight attendant. Yes – he. And not only he was a male cabin crew, he cared for passengers not on a plane, as one might...

26 Mar

Cabin Crew – Travelling Is Not the Only Benefit

Cabin Crew – we all have our own pre-made perceptions of what it is like to work as one. Most of us are guilty of thinking that it is easy. That most can do this job. This is very much not the case. For those who want to become part of the cabin crew, be prepared – it is hard work. Most don’t realize that flight attendants have to go through very intensive emergency training, are required to know EASA rules and regulations and that it can be physically exhausting, leaving you with aching feet and headaches from the dry air...

21 Dec

Airbus A320 family aircraft for a bright beginning?

Having a bird’s eye of the world beneath by being in control of a large flying machine is a great dream for many. But, if you are the one who desires to pursue a pilot’s career path, there is a high probability that your first stop would be the First Officer’s seat in the A320. Wondering why? Airbus A320 family moving the world From the heat of the desert to icy Arctic runways or from short runway urban environments to remote high-altitude airports, the A320 takes passengers anywhere. Airbus A320 family is the best-selling aircraft family in aviation which is still constantly...

28 Nov

Crew planning and scheduling – the true ruler of an airline?

Aircraft, fuel and crew are the three key cost drivers of successful airline operations. Finding the most efficient route and staffing it with properly qualified personnel is a critical financial consideration. So, for the effective utilisation of entire fleet and crews, good planning is a matter of key importance. However, mistakes happen. One of the recent examples of crew planning problems can be a case of Ryanair, the low-cost carrier based in Dublin. The airline reported that poor planning and a bit of bad luck left the company with a shortage of working pilots, many of whom took time off, for...

28 Nov

Cadet assessment – (no)ordinary job interview

Recently the market has been filled with positive news for those who see themselves in a pilot seat – pilot cadet programmes have returned into the market. Probably you won’t be wrong saying that a cadet programme is the fastest and most assuring way to become a pilot. Even though it may look as an easy way, it will still be a challenging one. Surprisingly challenges will start with the first steps – cadet assessment. So actually what is it and how to perform at your best? What to expect during Cadet assessment? The main purpose of the cadet assessment does not...

28 Nov

Farhad Ahmadov: I am lucky to get into private aviation

If you are thinking what aviation career path to choose, a job of business aviation pilot must cross your mind. As you may have noticed business aviation industry is climbing rapidly, as the collective world economy returns to strong growth. Global Business Aviation Outlook of 2017 shows that 8,300 new private jets will be delivered in the next 10 years. It is almost $249 billion investment, which will result in the delivery of 830 new aircraft annually and hundreds of job vacancies for pilots. Sounds promising, right? In addition to that, flying across the world at the controls of some of...

30 Oct

What do you know about Small Planet Airlines?

Recently BAA Training has launched a cadet programme with Small Planet Airlines. It is always a huge pleasure to introduce a new partner, new potential and a new opportunity for those literally reaching for the sky. Therefore, future pilots, if you are eager to know the airline better, allow us to get you acquainted with its culture, activity and future plans. An interesting slice of history Small Planet Airlines started its operations in 2009. It is a rapidly growing independent leisure airline company operating across several continents: Europe, Asia and Africa. The company that has begun its activity with only 5 destinations on its...

25 Sep

Is pilots’ motivation really affected by the salary only?

Have you ever tried to figure out the underlying elements framing the concept of a pilot job? Six-figure salaries, limitless horizons above the head, a phenomenal way of the world acquisition are only a few of the most widely known aspects making this job extremely desirable; however, there exist plenty of extra peculiarities the occupation is wrapped up in. Thus, BAA Training held a conversation with several captains to find out their opinion on the widespread rumours concerning pilot shortage, intensifying ‘salary wars’ among airlines, and also know their professional insights regarding the ways an airline can attract a top pilot. This...

25 Sep

Pilots also make mistakes. How to get better prepared for a job interview?

According to the latest data from the largest global aviation recruitment agency AviationCV.com more than 540 captains and over 170 first officers’ job ads are submitted at the moment. Most of them belong for Asian and European companies. Although the world is talking about the shortage of pilots, airlines do not want to make any reckless decisions. Companies are investing into more advanced recruitment tools and resources, thus, a job interview is becoming a challenging stage for pilots who are applying for a job. What must be taken into account while hunting for a pilot’s position? Mistakes pilots make Head of...

25 Sep

Flight safety, discipline and importance of checklists

One of the first and main actions of pilots before a take-off is a checklist procedure, which is the key to why airline travel is the safest form of travel. There are more than 100,000 commercial passenger flights each day and the number is still rising. Nevertheless, flights remain the safest way to travel, because safety is a top priority for all companies and organizations operating in aviation industry. While technology has helped drive improvements in safety record, great strides in safety management systems and insights into human factors have also contributed significantly. Air accident investigations and aircraft safety inspections are now...