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Old 21st Sep 2016, 16:01
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BAA Wizz Air Cadet Scheme 2016

hello guys, do you guys recommend this Wizz air cadet program with Baltic Aviation Academy, or not?
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Old 25th Sep 2016, 22:32
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No info on that topic ?
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Old 26th Sep 2016, 06:10
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I wonder if it's fully self-sponsored or partly backed up by the company?
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Old 26th Sep 2016, 16:28
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Wizzair appears to have said they might pay for the TR.
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Old 26th Sep 2016, 19:20
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Hello everyone, did anyone attend the open day at BAA about the Wizz Cadet Program?
On their website BAA doesn't give any information about costs, does anyone have any idea of the total costs including TR?
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Old 27th Sep 2016, 06:33
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With the TR to pay, the cost would be around 85k€.
If Wizzair actually pay for it, it would be the same cost as a normal Integrated ATPL, so basically 60k€.
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Old 27th Sep 2016, 09:14
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BUT you have a job afterwords. That is the difference with normal Integrated programs + the MIN Requirements of Wizz nowadays is F ATPL MCC JOC and 300 hrs ACTUAL Flying time. Something you wont have after your Modular or Integrated training usually.

So If I had the chance to jump in back then when I did my training in BAA, then I would have been glad to do that program.
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Old 28th Sep 2016, 18:10
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Hello guys,
I came across this offer and I am seriously considering it. I am 31 y/o, but have been bitten by the aviation bug since my childhood. Currently I work in asset management and I like my career, but still feel the urge...dream is a dream.

Is this a normal scheme? What is the TR (type rating)? I am planning to have a Skype call with the BAA Academy rep this Friday or Monday. I need to know the costs and benefits before I commit (albeit the urge is very strong).

Thanks for your help! I will keep you posted.

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Old 28th Sep 2016, 20:56
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Hi Andrej, it seems to me that the TR is not included. In that case I don't understand how Wizz can offer a position without a TR.
Please let us know your impressions after the call with the BAA rep and if you go through the assessment!
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Mmm it is the choice between BAA or proper training...
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Old 30th Sep 2016, 16:12
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Hi Global, why do you think BAA is not proper training?
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Old 7th Oct 2016, 21:49
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Opened to eastern countries locals only. From countries where Wizzair actually has a base.
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thats not what they say in the website
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Old 8th Oct 2016, 08:34
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So Global, do you know BAA? And quality of training? Answer is most probably NO.
Almost all graduates of last 2 years have a job as FO somewhere , flying B737 B757 A320 Dash 8 Q400 , Biz Jet. If they were so bad then those guys would not have a job he?

Not everything from Eastern Europe is bad.
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Old 8th Oct 2016, 08:49
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thats not what they say in the website
I've been through the selection process, and that's what I've been told. You can still ask them yourselves
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Old 9th Oct 2016, 22:30
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Hi Scagrams could you please tell us more about the selection process?
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Old 11th Oct 2016, 15:08
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Hello guys,

Pilot43, I exactly confirm what says Scagrams as I made the assessment too, for now it is opened for eastern country only. So yeah it's not write on their web site, because initially WizzAir planned to take anyone.

In my case I succeeded the assessment with BAA, and they told me that they're a little embarrassed with the WizzAir's new directive, but for now they have to deal with that.

However, I don't think WizzAir could find only eastern pilots by February, so maybe that people like me who succeed assessment may (I said MAY) be call by February.

Therefore BAA can't confirm this, they absolutely don't know what will happen, they are still waiting for information from WizzAir at this time.
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Old 11th Oct 2016, 20:17
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And regarding the selection process itself, you are given a lot of details should you decide to apply. A quick summary:
1) Profile XT
2) English test
3) Compass test
4) BAA interview
If you succeed this far, there is one last step:
5) Wizzair HR interview
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Old 11th Oct 2016, 20:58
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Scagrams and krapouk, can you give us details about the financial involvement? Do Wizz sponsor the TR or is all self sponsored? Thanks
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Old 11th Oct 2016, 21:15
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Everything is unclear at the moment. But usually Wizzair pays for the TR, and then bonds you for a certain amount of time, where you have to reimburse it via a % of your salary
(the figures I have are 15 months with -1000 euros/month on your salary)
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