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Old 11th Mar 2020, 17:38
  #281 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Sofia
Posts: 2
Come on Uberfly, are you really asking yourself why? You pointed out all the problems at BAA in this thread. I believe Wizz also figured them out and prefered terminating the partnership. Besides, BAA has commited 75% of their C-172 fleet for the Tukish airlines cadets. So the situation is not gonna improve anytime soon for the rest of the people, especially the ones currently under IFR training or finishing VFR.
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Old 12th Mar 2020, 13:11
  #282 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Sofia
Posts: 2
By reading this thread, it should be quite self explanatory... Good luck to the students who joined the school and who were relying on this partnership.
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Old 7th May 2020, 16:41
  #283 (permalink)  
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Xxx
Posts: 1
Cut-e Assesment info

Goodmorning to all,
I've to undergo to CUT-E test shortly, I would like to have some feedback about cut-e used by BAA.
Which are the tests into BAA's cut-e?

Thanks in Advance
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Old 27th Jul 2021, 02:29
  #284 (permalink)  
Join Date: Jul 2021
Location: The Solar System
Posts: 1
Unfortunately for those who are trying to be optimistic about BAA, I have to agree with almost everything written on here.

Let's begin with the positives:

Ground School (Vilnius)... Very good. Structured fantastically and with ample time to sit your CAA exams every few months.
IFR (Spain)... Very good, Cessna 172s are in great condition, FIs are brilliant and bring a wealth of experience.
MCC (Spain)... Very good. Great sims and fantastic facility in Barcelona, FIs also, albeit all 15 hours are squeezed into 3 days.
Some of us avoided the Lleida winter fog for 4-5 weeks as we were the guinea pig group for the Castellon base.
The Head of Training in Spain will go out of his way to help students.

And for the rest...:

VFR (Spain)... Shambolic. Students being assigned as flight dispatchers, and if you were from a particular country in Southern Europe, you'd get preferential treatment. Tecnams always in maintenance, and if you were to have an engine incapable of idling on LY-FTMayday, who's fault is that? You, the student. So get prepared to pay 230EUR per hour if you require to retake a lesson (or fail a check). Speaking of prices, 315EUR for the C172 and 460EUR for the MEP are the going hourly rates. I wouldn't be surprised if BAA charged you more for a Tecnam SEP than you would pay to hire a 747.

MEP (Spain)... This I can only describe as a spectacular disaster of monumental proportions. 2 multi-engine aircraft, that for much of the year, are either grounded or occasionally grounded. Going through the MEP phase is like wishing upon the heavens that something doesn't go wrong in those 8 hours of flight. Turkish Airlines cadets (who have more priority than the Queen of England), ATC Controllers from Vietnam, Tapk Pilotu (Lithuanians only) and then the rest known as "normal students"(Wizz, Smartlynx, Avion, LOT, indepedent students, modular students), for just 2 aircraft. Some students took 2-3 months to complete the MEP phase, some took 3 weeks. Not to mention, you now have to complete MCC BEFORE sitting your CPL & MEP exams. I guess the money that could have been invested in more aircraft was used for the 2 new Avia Solutions buildings and the random big bull statue in Vilnius.

But the worst of all is the attitude from the hierarchy at BAA Spain. Too many managers and no one takes any responsibility. The Ops Director who's lack of experience adds to the fact that he is as useful as a getaway car with a flat tyre. Admin staff who are not always polite to you, and let's not forget the 2,350EUR price tag for PBN and AUPRT that goes up by 100EUR every so often.

Get prepared to be pushed down the pecking order on the sims if a client who's not paid yet decides to do a MCC course or type rating.

And finally, don't buy in to the fallacy of being recommended to a "partner airline", unless you wish to wait for a disguised pay-to-fly scheme like Smartlynx or Avion Express. Wizz Air are lacking pilots and already have type rating dates, yet BAA tell you that they're not hiring until next year. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't know a single independent student who's got into Wizz, perhaps BAA will use the COVID19 excuse for the next 20 years.

Last edited by FreedomAirways; 25th Jan 2022 at 22:55.
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Old 27th Jul 2021, 08:22
  #285 (permalink)  
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: In the skies
Posts: 68
Wow, a realistic review after months of silence. How's that?! Didn't they include statements in the contract that you cannot respond negatively about the academy anywhere/to anyone and always your responses must be only positive otherwise you will be dismissed and your money won't be returned? Be careful on this site as well as on other sites - use temporary email and use VPN/Proxy unless you want to be prosecuted.

As for Wizz scheme, is it resumed already? According to the last information I had the Wizz Cadet scheme was suspended at BAA for 'undefined period'. Reasons were the school was behind the agreed schedule to deliver the students and the preparation of the students was at very poor level, basically all of them were below average. So as a result of that the already on-boarded cadets were to finish the course yet no new candidates were accepted to the programme.
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Old 27th Jul 2021, 10:56
  #286 (permalink)  
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Earth
Posts: 73

Wizzair has signed up with L3 now. The only thing BAA has going for themselves are:
- Turkish Airlines (Given the negative feedbacks from their students, doesn’t seem to have a future)
- Marketing scam to rate themselves as one of the top 3 aviation company (The rating was done by their parent company; Avia Solutions)😊

I would strongly advise anyone who is thinking of joining this place is to read the comments in this forum and Google Review, and talk to some of the previous students before making a decision.
Also, its a known fact that BAA employees like to get fake user accounts and pretend to be students there in order to advertise for the place: BE AWARE!
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Old 29th Jul 2021, 12:30
  #287 (permalink)  
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: Istanbul
Posts: 10
Does baltic provides ATPL Theory? I mean online
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Old 16th Sep 2021, 18:48
  #288 (permalink)  
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Bristol, England
Age: 63
Posts: 1,705
Bojack they use BGS material (and I'm heartened to see the positive reviews above of their groundschool, they are very thorough), I don't think they provide distance learning online but a number of other ATOs across Europe will do with the same material
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