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Old 22nd Apr 2019, 16:31
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It made me laugh when I read your post aviatorfromIST and the reason is TK is famous about picking the worst but seemingly big ATOs every time they need one. There was a FIT experience and one can still find the cadets’ google group and read all the drama (it was a public group back then)
Anyways, good luck with that.
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Old 23rd Apr 2019, 09:06
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If not wrong, i know that TK did request BAA to provide ALL his entire "fleet" (comprehensive of the small and cheap tecnams 2002) with Glass cockpit/G1000 or similar...at the moment BAA only has Glass cockpit on the 2 ME...having said that i find it quite difficult for BAA to fullfil this requirement...good luck !!
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Old 23rd Apr 2019, 10:01
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Originally Posted by TheEdge View Post
If not wrong, i know that TK did request BAA to provide ALL his entire "fleet" (comprehensive of the small and cheap tecnams 2002) with Glass cockpit/G1000 or similar...at the moment BAA only has Glass cockpit on the 2 ME...having said that i find it quite difficult for BAA to fullfil this requirement...good luck !!
No the 5 x Cessna 172 fleet is also G1000, the 2 x P2006 multi engines are G950, all IFR fleet is glass cockpit, is the school policy. The negative of the IFR flight is that in fact you never have the aircraft operating, usual to have only 2/3 aircraft of the 7 operational, sometimes there were 0.

Then the 11 x P2002 fleet is analogue displays used for the VFR flights, is it usual to have digital displays for this phase of flight? I don't see how that will help at all for VFR
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Old 23rd Apr 2019, 11:08
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Originally Posted by tecnamflyer View Post

Then the 11 x P2002 fleet is analogue displays used for the VFR flights, is it usual to have digital displays for this phase of flight? I don't see how that will help at all for VFR
Maybe you did not read properly...TK expressly requested the ENTIRE fleet to be glass cockpit...also the for the VFR part.
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Old 23rd Apr 2019, 11:41
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Originally Posted by TheEdge View Post
Maybe you did not read properly...TK expressly requested the ENTIRE fleet to be glass cockpit...also the for the VFR part.
I read properly, you said "at the moment BAA only has glass cockpit on the 2 ME", which isn't the case because all the C172s are glass cockpit too.. Anyway aviatorfromIST you should be OK, again, THY is behind you ... you'll be good
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Old 23rd Apr 2019, 13:01
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Originally Posted by tecnamflyer View Post
because all the C172s are glass cockpit too..
...well, is the old LY-BAK still up in the air ?? LOL
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Old 23rd Apr 2019, 13:43
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...well, is the old LY-BAK still up in the air ?? LOL
It does have issues, but it is fitted with a G1000
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Old 23rd Apr 2019, 13:57
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Originally Posted by tecnamflyer View Post
It does have issues, but it is fitted with a G1000
I know well
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Old 23rd Apr 2019, 19:19
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Hi,

I am about to do an interview with BAA on the 13th of May, for the Wizzair cadetship. Has the situation improved since then in the academy?

Thanks
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Old 24th Apr 2019, 17:18
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Yes, they invented the wheel again in one month.
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Old 3rd May 2019, 10:25
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Originally Posted by JamiButt View Post
Hi,
I am about to do an interview with BAA on the 13th of May, for the Wizzair cadetship. Has the situation improved since then in the academy?
Some students sue the school.
It gives you an idea of the current toxic ambiance there...
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Old 4th May 2019, 08:03
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Wizzair may be phasing out BAA and switching to L3 instead:

https://www.flightdeckfriend.com/pil...grams/wizz-air
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Old 4th May 2019, 10:18
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Originally Posted by Warlock1 View Post
Wizzair may be phasing out BAA and switching to L3 instead:

https://www.flightdeckfriend.com/pil...grams/wizz-air
I don't think that would be the case. As long as I know, L3 has Wizz Air cadet program even before BAA started it.
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Old 4th May 2019, 14:54
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Originally Posted by Warlock1 View Post
Wizzair may be phasing out BAA and switching to L3 instead:

https://www.flightdeckfriend.com/pil...grams/wizz-air
Yes

Some colleagues told that Wizz approaches other schools in Eastern Europe to generate cadet programs.
They are not satisfied with BAA. And it's proven by the new procedure that wizz steped up with BAA.
Wizz cadets apparently have a low level, wizz decided to check them after the MCC to check their level.

You see clearly, all those clues that BAA is an unprofessional school.
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Old 8th May 2019, 09:07
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How is the current status quo in BAA at the moment ? I have been asked from few friends some comment on it. Thanks.
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Old 8th May 2019, 15:38
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It‘s mixed - things are definitely improving, there is no more significant waiting time between ground school and flying. They got rid of most bad ground instructors, but also lost some experienced flight instructors.
Nonetheless be aware that BAA is still BAA. It is and always will be run by the mother company (Avia Solutions), which does not give a single thought about giving students a great time. It’s about the money and you feel that BAA has no real option but to press it through towards the students. Incompetency has greatly reduced, though. They had (maybe thanks to the outrage here... who knows) lots of staff changes and it seems to pay off slowly. Information flow towards the students has also improved. But keeping in mind what has happened to the former students people are still expecting fishy things at every corner, which makes the overall relationship between students and BAA somewhat salty.

The reports from others in this forum are definitely true - they reschedule flying so that you might be forced to rent and cancel apartments in Spain, Kaunas and Vilnius on a short notice and commute between those cities without compensation. But in the contracts they informed you this could happen. Its just that nobody expected them to actually use this to the extent they do. It’s run by a mother company which has an interest in earning as much as possible. ˋnough said. But on the other hand... do other big flight schools behave differently? I honestly don’t know.
They equip you with wrong LogBooks? Good luck trying to get them to equip you with the right one. Sue them for those 40€ or swallow the pill and complain in a forum like PPRuNe (which people do, as you see). Those are the small things which make the relationship somewhat spoiled and leave you with some sort of disbelief, seeing that they actually trying to squeeze the last 10€ out of the students.

Overall - be aware of two major things I’d say: Things like „Wizz is pulling out“ is not true and things like „this place is falling apart“ is also not true. It’s the frustration of students which have been ignored by BAA too long and it needs to unload somewhere. What’s true, however, is the general behaviour of BAA (described by many posters above, so no need for me to elaborate) towards the students in case something goes not as planned. This is what the one poster above means - some sue for compensation, some others swallow the pill and keep on going.
They‘ll train you to get the license you paid for. If you’re satisfied after all is another story.
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Old 11th May 2019, 21:14
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BAA is BAA and will never change

Absolutely one of the worst flight schools I have ever heard of.

I still don't get it: why are you still selecting cheap of quality? You wouldn't like to put your kids on a plane flown by bad pilots, would you?
Save your money, work hard for a higher budget and select a good school with reputation.
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Old 12th May 2019, 17:50
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BAA has launched a separate site to promote their marketing even more: tapkpilotu.lt
Among all the information I found that the acceptance criteria is age between 18 and 30, high school maths and physics grades of 7 and above.
I'd say these criteria can be considered as key ones for selection to WizzAir cadet programme (just my personal opinion).

Also, there has been quite A LOT of publications in local yellow press ordered by BAA on how being a pilot is cool, how pilots earn the most, how there's a lack of pilots, how it's a dream job, etc etc etc.
You can find (and translate) all the publications here:
https://www.delfi.lt/multimedija/tap....d?id=77229097
https://www.15min.lt/mokslasit/strai...lu-646-1029982
https://www.delfi.lt/multimedija/tap....d?id=77477351
https://www.delfi.lt/multimedija/tap....d?id=77087923
https://www.delfi.lt/multimedija/tap....d?id=78384313
https://www.delfi.lt/multimedija/tap....d?id=78126637
https://www.delfi.lt/darbas/profesij....d?id=80299625
https://www.delfi.lt/darbas/profesij....d?id=81100571

I think there will be more to come, as these publications appear about every 3-4 weeks
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Old 14th May 2019, 07:39
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It makes sense to appeal to non English speaking medias. The international forums (such as this or Facebook etc) is already aware of their chaotic environment.
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Old 14th May 2019, 15:25
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Originally Posted by hid3 View Post
BAA has launched a separate site to promote their marketing even more: tapkpilotu.lt
Among all the information I found that the acceptance criteria is age between 18 and 30, high school maths and physics grades of 7 and above.
If not wrong this is expressly dedicated to Lithuanian youngsters as part of Nationalization and social boost for Lithuania. But still...
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