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Old 4th Mar 2018, 22:30
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Originally Posted by FlyNorth24 View Post
I honestly don't remember any questions which require in depth knowledge of any kind. It's more about the general understanding of the common principles of physics and logic.
Thanks for the reply FlyNorth, appreciate it!
Just to make sure I understand correctly: "don't remember" in your case means it's just too long ago, or should that read that the questions concerning physics have been more like "why does an hot air balloon climb?"

Problem is that the middle east sky test thing has some crazy a** physics questions (electricity formulas for parallel/serial circuits, magnetism semiconductor ampere calculation, optics focal calculation etc) and in order to get an acceptable percentage there you would have to memorize those formulas.
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Old 5th Mar 2018, 14:39
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Originally Posted by barkerlut View Post
Thanks for the reply FlyNorth, appreciate it!
Just to make sure I understand correctly: "don't remember" in your case means it's just too long ago, or should that read that the questions concerning physics have been more like "why does an hot air balloon climb?"

Problem is that the middle east sky test thing has some crazy a** physics questions (electricity formulas for parallel/serial circuits, magnetism semiconductor ampere calculation, optics focal calculation etc) and in order to get an acceptable percentage there you would have to memorize those formulas.
It's definitely not that complicated. There were some questions which were maybe a bit more tricky, but you don't need to know any formulas. What they care about the most is what type of a person you are, so the personality test matters, because you can learn the formulas later if needed, but you can't change much as a person. Good luck.
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Old 5th Mar 2018, 16:45
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Originally Posted by Bdavide View Post
Hello guys,

On wizzair website I read "Before an interview date is offered, all minimum requirements must be met.".
Do you think that this can be a problem? I mean, if I go to the interview with a JOC done, lets say, 2 days before the interview, they can be upset?

Thank you!
Hey mate,

I really don't think having or not a JOC is a big deal, it's mostly to ensure you can handle a jet. So for example, if you had 7k hours only in ATR, you just got so used to it that when you switch, your maneuverability will have issues.

However put yourself in the shoes of the recruiter reviewing your profile, certainly there are hundreds of cadets applying, so they will choose the ones who had less chance to fail in the assessment, meaning the ones who meet all the min criteria.

Either way, good luck and patience.
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 13:58
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Being in BAA for almost 11 months I've had a chance to get familiar with the way the flight school actually operates. I'll use this post to try and point out the things you should pay double attention to....


Yes, I still think that this school is a good opportunity for all of candidates who manage to get into a cadet pilot program. Otherwise it really makes no sense to pay 72K EUR (new price) for a regular EASA Frozen ATPL which you can actually obtain for much less money in another EU countries. The only thing that makes up for this ridiculous amount of money which BAA is asking for is the employment guaranteed in the cadet program.

The employees of the school (sales managers and training managers) aren't really the best. I am really sorry to say it but there is space for much improvement. As for the sales managers it's maybe not event that much of a deal but the training managers.....

You will commonly hear this phrase "We don't know yet".... Your ground school schedule will not have a logical order so it may happen that you are first taking a subject which is comprised of the two subjects you are scheduled to listen afterwards. In my opinion this is mainly because the personnel responsible fur such tasks haven't received the proper training.

I've noticed the favoritism of domestic students over foreign. Now this is not some silly idea I have in my head but a statement backed up by facts and evidence.

According to the school rules you are allowed to miss 20% of each ground school subject, however these rules don't apply to each student for some reason. If you are a good student and you ask nicely you can pretty much get a lot of things. On the other side, if you aren't doing so great you might expect not to receive same support.

The training schedule changes often, that is when you get it in the first place.
The rules change as well. Initially when we started training we were told that in order to start the VFR flight training we have to listen to all ground school subjects and pass all school exams and before starting the IFR training we had to pass all CAA exams. Then during the training this rule all of a sudden changed to 10 out of 14 CAA exams needed to be passed before starting VFR training (plus all school exam of course, which is ok).

For your flight training training you can expect to do some of it or all of it in Spain, depending on when you start your training. Expect very poor support when it comes to finding a place to live in Kaunas or Panevezys where the flight training is actually done. As to how it is decided if you are going to Kaunas or Panevezys, well that is pure luck... Or if you are domestic student you can pick a base actually. Equality I know, but this has been the case in the two groups so far.... I was lucky enough to end up in Kaunas where I managed to find an apartment after 2 months of searching.

The BAA made some big changes by employing some very experienced people in the last one or two months in order to step up their game. I really hope this turns out good. At the moment it looks like BAA is going for quantity over quality...
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Old 17th Apr 2018, 21:49
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Originally Posted by lukasz View Post
Hello guys,

Could you tell me more details about English test? (this is a test ABCD, listening, put some words in a gaps, describe a phote)

And COMPASS how many time you have to do that test? And how many question is there?

Please answer me ASAP!
Hi Lukasz,

Have you had your assessment day with Wizz yet? If say so could you share any info and what compass software did you use to prepare yourself? I have got mine on the 5th of May just found out today. Any relevant info will be much appreciated. looking forward hearing from you,
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Old 18th Apr 2018, 22:24
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Originally Posted by DvirShany View Post
Guys,
I am going to do the assessments on hope to get into the Wizzair cadet program. Can someone confirm that there's an evaluation after 5 months and wizzair can simply get you off the cadet program without a specific reason? This really turns me off because I can do it much cheaper somewhere else. But the Cadet is a great eay to make you more confident that you'll find a job after the training.
Also I would really really really appreciate if someone who recently done the assessments can tell me (I am sure more people are interested) what exactly the assessments and, interview, grammer include...

Thanks!
From what I understand you are correct after 5mc wizz will organize assessment flight in order to check your progress and they can remove you from the program. Did you have your assessment? Could you share your experience and how did you prepare for it? Thank in Advance!
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Old 20th Apr 2018, 08:24
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Originally Posted by flyerkubus View Post
From what I understand you are correct after 5mc wizz will organize assessment flight in order to check your progress and they can remove you from the program. Did you have your assessment? Could you share your experience and how did you prepare for it? Thank in Advance!
Hey, Iím a wizz cadet. There is no check flight and no theoretical knowledge test after you starts your training. There are simulator test flights but itís only after you finished your training and started doing type rating with them, but thatís a different thing. If you do good in school according to their standards youíll be guaranteed to get a spot at wizz.
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Old 21st Apr 2018, 10:11
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Originally Posted by Rainuva View Post
Hey, Iím a wizz cadet. There is no check flight and no theoretical knowledge test after you starts your training. There are simulator test flights but itís only after you finished your training and started doing type rating with them, but thatís a different thing. If you do good in school according to their standards youíll be guaranteed to get a spot at wizz.
I think Kuba was referring to the Wizz Air Pilot Academy which is a different program than the one here at BAA. As far as I remember, students enrolled in the Wizz Air Pilot Academy course have to go through some check flights before Wizz Air commits to the loan agreement with them. This is not the case at BAA since we are self-sponsored. Please correct me if I'm wrong!
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Old 24th Apr 2018, 13:10
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Originally Posted by Constant92 View Post
I think Kuba was referring to the Wizz Air Pilot Academy which is a different program than the one here at BAA. As far as I remember, students enrolled in the Wizz Air Pilot Academy course have to go through some check flights before Wizz Air commits to the loan agreement with them. This is not the case at BAA since we are self-sponsored. Please correct me if I'm wrong!
This is exactly what I mean Constant92. Also, do you mind if I use this opportunity and ask you about the compass test as I'm assuming you have done one if you are with BAA? I just found out three weeks prior to my assessment day and compass test which I am not familiar with. Could you confirm how many questions are in math part how many minutes and if it is whether multiple choice or you have to put the answer? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 24th Apr 2018, 15:45
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Flyer, get a look at latestpilotjob take a subscription of 1 month for the COMPASS training module and do each exercise. Fort maths & physics set difficulty on hard. With that you will be fine
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Old 24th Apr 2018, 18:27
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Originally Posted by Jurow View Post
Flyer, get a look at latestpilotjob take a subscription of 1 month for the COMPASS training module and do each exercise. Fort maths & physics set difficulty on hard. With that you will be fine

Thanks, Jurow! Some people have mentioned here sky test middle east version I have got one for UK and tried to avoid to buy another one for £70, and find something similar. Now I know everything Ps. I think for wizz cadet scheme there isn't physics? Correct me if I am mistaken. On my assessment inviation says - aptitude test (slalom, math, orientation, task manager, memory, then a psychological, an English test and a short interview about myself. Cheers!
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Old 24th Apr 2018, 19:20
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Originally Posted by flyerkubus View Post
This is exactly what I mean Constant92. Also, do you mind if I use this opportunity and ask you about the compass test as I'm assuming you have done one if you are with BAA? I just found out three weeks prior to my assessment day and compass test which I am not familiar with. Could you confirm how many questions are in math part how many minutes and if it is whether multiple choice or you have to put the answer? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
all the best,
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Cześć Kuba,

Jurow's advice is spot on, just get the one month subscription and practice the different exercises. If you practice the math and physics part at the intermediate and advanced levels, you will be just fine on the day of the test. There was also an exercise where you had to find the correct aircraft position based on the indications on the instrument, something like that... I'm sure you can find the exercise in question. I also remember we had an exercise where we had to memorise different values, also practice your hand-eye coordination skills with a joystick. If you don't mind spending an extra 80 EUR I highly recommend getting Skytest Middle East. I reckon you'll be fine with the one month subscription on latestpilotjobs, but there's no harm in improving your chances with Skytest.
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Old 26th Apr 2018, 22:13
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Originally Posted by Jurow View Post
Flyer, get a look at latestpilotjob take a subscription of 1 month for the COMPASS training module and do each exercise. Fort maths & physics set difficulty on hard. With that you will be fine
About "set difficulty to hard" --> does this also apply to the memory part, where they give you heading, radio, altitude etc. and you have to memorize it? Because "hard" level gives you 4 value, which is damn hard... I heard there are maximum three values to memorize, is that true?
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Old 28th Apr 2018, 09:37
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Originally Posted by barkerlut View Post
About "set difficulty to hard" --> does this also apply to the memory part, where they give you heading, radio, altitude etc. and you have to memorize it? Because "hard" level gives you 4 value, which is damn hard... I heard there are maximum three values to memorize, is that true?
Salut bakerlut,

Once again, if you set the difficulty to hard, you will find the test to be easier than expected and you will simply be better prepared. I would advise to train on both medium and hard levels.
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Old 29th Apr 2018, 18:27
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Cześć Kuba,

Jurow's advice is spot on, just get the one month subscription and practice the different exercises. If you practice the math and physics part at the intermediate and advanced levels, you will be just fine on the day of the test. There was also an exercise where you had to find the correct aircraft position based on the indications on the instrument, something like that... I'm sure you can find the exercise in question. I also remember we had an exercise where we had to memorise different values, also practice your hand-eye coordination skills with a joystick. If you don't mind spending an extra 80 EUR I highly recommend getting Skytest Middle East. I reckon you'll be fine with the one month subscription on latestpilotjobs, but there's no harm in improving your chances with Skytest.
Jurow & Constant good stuff and thank you I really appreciate it. Could you tell me/us how long is each aptitude test? Thanks!
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Old 30th Apr 2018, 07:56
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I think enough information about the baa tests has already been given. Now just come and do the exam, all this extra questions about anything and everything are going to make 0 difference in reality. You've been told what's on it and how to prepare, that's adequate enough
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Old 12th Jul 2018, 11:49
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Hi. I would like to ask if someone has the information when wizz flying academy will offer the seat for Hungarian citizens? As far as I know the scheme is only for Polish, Romanian and Bulgarian at the moment. Thanks
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Old 12th Jul 2018, 12:57
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Hello zsofia, this particular scheme is for everybody. There are people from Hungary too studying at the BAA.
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Old 12th Jul 2018, 13:05
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Hello zsofia, this particular scheme is for everybody. There are people from Hungary too studying at the BAA.
Thanks flynorth24. The BAA yes, but I mean the wizz cadet program at Trener in Nyireghaza, Hungary. Which is 1/3 tuition fee self-sponsored.
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Old 12th Jul 2018, 17:34
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Originally Posted by zsofia View Post
Thanks flynorth24. The BAA yes, but I mean the wizz cadet program at Trener in Nyireghaza, Hungary. Which is 1/3 tuition fee self-sponsored.
I thought you are asking about the BAA since this thread is about that. Sorry, can't help then. Good luck.
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