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uberfly 9th Aug 2019 18:05

I think it is not a right place to ask this. Topic is about BAA Training but not about Aviation.CV. If you read this thread carefully through you would find some information regarding to AviationCV. But again it is totally irrelevant.

Officer Kite 10th Aug 2019 00:34

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I'm pretty sure you just answered your own question

Andreia Almeida 24th Sep 2019 09:38

Situation of BAA now? Is worth to go for wizzair cadet program there?
 
Hello guys
I read so.many things in this forum and I really appreciate your sharing. Can you please advise me how is the situation now? Still all this mess or is something better?

I am planning to apply to the wizzair cadet program but with all this comments I am thinking if should be better to do the ATPL in a school without this cadet program and then try my lucky in the end of the journey.

Thank you so much for you opinion

hid3 24th Sep 2019 14:03

The biggest question will be will you be selected for the Wizz cadet programme. Try to apply. If they do not select you, then go with another school.

uberfly 24th Sep 2019 16:42

I agree with this as well. Go for Wizz but nothing else.

Officer Kite 25th Sep 2019 10:04

CaptFindusTK99

What an incoherent mess of a post

Juppie902 3rd Oct 2019 11:58

Hey, I see that they offer cadet program with LOT Polish airlines now , this is new and exciting! A friend who also took a look said he saw that being a EU citizen is a requirement, is that true ? Also, how is the school cost-wise ? Some say the price to be bloated because of their reputation some say its just right.

unluckyjr 4th Oct 2019 10:39

Can you read?

yap800 10th Oct 2019 14:52

hid3

Did they say they want 50% of the course price up front before any training. (31000 euros)

Then 100% of the price within 1 year of starting.

If the theory stage is 10 months, then this means that 2 months into your flight training you will have paid off 100% of the course. (all 62000 euros)

parkfell 10th Oct 2019 17:36

CAVEAT EMPTOR ~ DUE DILIGENCE are the watch words with any contractual agreements

Reading recent threads may well give you all a sense of “ déjà vu “

yap800 14th Oct 2019 00:34

Fibonachi

This- when I contaced them they said 50% had to be paid up front, then another 25% whilst in ground school and another 25% at the start of flight training. I thought this was unreasonable.

I took it as a red flag that they may take the money and then mess about.
If not for this reason I would most likely would have picked them to do my training, but because of this unreasonable policy I declined.

Has anyone accepted to train there on these terms? How did it work out for you in the end? - I'd be wary of anyone asking for this much upfront and before training.

uberfly 20th Oct 2019 15:51

Obviously they need funds to finance the growing school and they want to take it from you as early as possible. In 2020, they are in need at least 10 C172 and 1-2 Multi in order to continue flight training operations smoothly. Moreover, they are not hungry anymore for self funded student considering they are having cadet program with Turkish for 120-150 student per year, Wizz for 80-90 student per year. LOT is coming as well. Therefore from commercial perspective they can impose unreasonable conditions to the rest.

Pouille99 29th Oct 2019 16:07

Hi all !

First message on the forum I discovered by a friend.
I read almost all the posts and I don't want to bother asking the same question again.

My situation is a little bit different because I'm just looking for an MCC and eventually a TR A320.
BAA offered me a so good price for that was expecting to join them for 6 weeks.

Reading your posts, I'm afrid to make a mistake.
Do you think that the MCC/TR branch is also bad or it just concern the integrated formation?

Thank you for your time and advice.

FOGB 11th Feb 2020 12:11

Baa training
 
Hi guys,
BAA right now is not that bad
theory to VFR it can be less than a month, VFR to NIGHT VFR, is done in the last stage of your VFR training so no delays, VFR TO FNPT AND IFR is done almost at the same time and the waiting is 2months.
To many toxic people in this forum.

MrNoName1997 12th Feb 2020 08:38

not entirely true. Some guys finished VFR after 3 months then waited 4-5 months for IFR.

not great BUT I think most still complete ATPL within 2 years still so that’s good.

PilotRoger 17th Feb 2020 05:21

uberfly

Well, they lost Wizz contract no long ago.

TheEdge 17th Feb 2020 06:20

Yes but they got Turkish and LOT....

PilotRoger 17th Feb 2020 11:46

i know, just saying that for a company that keeps hiring like Wizz, to cancel a contract with a eastern europe flight school, says something.
from other side, is great they got Turkish and LOT, lets hope they stop imposing crappy conditions to students.

Vincenzo Giove 17th Feb 2020 13:05

Hello to everyone,

it's the first message that I'm writeing here,
Just I would like to share my experience with the BAA and what I felt during the previous moment of the assessment and the day of the interview.

From the day when I started to ask question to the Project manager who follow you during the process (a young girl who doesn’t know quite anything if not just some pdf which will give you to let you know something better) N.B. she will ask everytime to the “assessment center” to be sure about everything will tell you… so this means.

She made a bit of pressure to “pay” for the assessment (380€) and decide a day, since I decided to do the “cadet program” for LOT she told me that I should have the interview before than 20th February because after the “final interview” there should be done during 26/27th of February (after paid she told me that LOT could have some dates after 20 March or during the beginning of April)

Btw I asked her many times which kind of test there were during the assessment…. She told me only “cut-e” and when I asked about the compass she answered me “no” (in the CUT-E there will be the compass, she didn’t know and when I asked to the HR why there was the compass when the PM said me no she replied “I’m not the PM)

TEST:

As you can find online there are enough test to try and it’s ok “be careful” for the “complex control” because is a :mad: cause a bad link with mouse and flash plugin, the English test isn’t so simple and also the sinonimum are difficult, mostly because are “old” and I think neither so common for the language. The dialogue between Tower control and Pilot are difficult to understand ( often I've got only numbers and “left and right”)

INTERVIEW:
I didn’t like to woman in front of me, she was so “cold” and full of questions and often a bit annoying. “tell me a classic day of a pilot” “do you think that is a good life that one of the pilot?” “why LOT Polish”? I’m enough old to don't stand these kind of question because surely I think that a lot of persons would like to earn and fly for a perfect company and stay there and lie to explain why we should enter in a company than another one I find it unprofessional.

Neither 24h after I had the email with my failure.
No one motivation, no one test came back to show the transparency… just a “don’t be disappointed”.

if this is the scenary of BAA at poiny I wouldn’t to apply for anything else but they have the best cadet program actually... so.

Do you know how many candidates there’re per year to the BAA cadet program?

uberfly 18th Feb 2020 16:55


Originally Posted by PilotRoger (Post 10689484)
Well, they lost Wizz contract no long ago.

This is surprising. Any details or reason behind the cancelation?


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