This page includes a series of questions that are commonly asked by our prospective students and covers topics including training programs, hours, prices, requirements to apply, and more.
How can I register for the Medical Check?
Please refer to the following page Medical Certificate page for instructions or ask your training manager for assistance.
How much does the Medical Check cost?
Please refer to the following webpage to get information about pricing: https://aviamed.lt/en/.
What training materials are used for the ground course?
BAA Training uses Padpilot theory books. A series of nine textbooks cover the course content’s main topics and follow the EASA learning objectives. You only need one suitable device (iPad, iPhone or Mac) to enjoy comfortable and interactive reading, regular content updates, and the usage of various additional tools that will streamline your learning.
What shall I do if my Padpilot books do not work?
If you have problems with your Padpilot, email the provider’s support team ([email protected]).
What will happen if I skip lectures?
Your attendance is being monitored in the class journal by the instructor. You must complete a predetermined number of lectures to be allowed to take the final test. Moreover, you also have to be on time for classes. Please check the Student Code of Conduct for more details.
What do BAA Training exams look like?
During the Final test, multiple-choice questions with 4 answers are displayed (only one is correct). All questions are in English, except when the examination is taken to receive a PPL license (then in English and Lithuanian). During the Final test, you can use a dictionary, a calculator (non-programmable, with no special aviation functions and text memory), a navigation computer, a protractor, calipers and a ruler. No other items or equipment other than that are permitted.
If I fail my test, can I retake it?
Yes. If the student scores less than 50% on the Final test, they have to do an additional lesson in the class with the instructor. The number of required lessons depends on the TKI’s discretion. All lessons are subject to additional costs. The student has to retake the Final test within ten (10) workdays after their designated additional lessons are completed.
If the student scores between 50% – 74% on the Final test, the TKI shall specify respective topics, which the student must study individually in more detail. The retake must be completed with 10 workdays.
If the Student scores between 50% – 74% on the Final test for the second time, they shall be assigned additional lessons with the instructor at an additional cost payable by the student. The number of such lessons depends on TKI’s discretion. The retake must be completed within 10 workdays after finishing the additional lessons.
If the student scores 75% and more on the Final test – it is considered they have successfully passed the test.
Students have only 4 attempts to pass the Final test. If the student fails to pass the Final test for the 4th time, they are automatically suspended from further training.
What if I skip the final exam?
Student attendance at the Final test is mandatory without any exception. If you cannot attend the Final test due to a proven very serious reason, you must immediately inform CTKI or BAA Training representative by phone or email. In this case, the possibility of rescheduling the Final exam is subject to the sole discretion of the aforementioned personnel. If you intentionally skip the Final test without informing CTKI in advance and without a valid reason, then your first exam attempt will be considered as failed.
What should I wear during the Ground course?
Students are obligated to wear uniforms every day from Monday to Thursday during the entire training period (if not instructed otherwise in writing). Wearing your own business casual clothes is permitted on Fridays (no sports clothing, no synthetic materials/fabric, no provocative style, no slippers, no shorts, no ripped jeans, or T-shirts with inappropriate words are allowed). Students also have to wear uniforms during official events of BAA Training (Open Door Days, Seasonal Holiday celebrations, New study year celebration, Graduation and other events).
Will I have any vacations?
You will have a few weeks off during the Christian Christmas and New Year. If you plan to leave for holidays during the training process, you must inform the BAA Training representative and get their permission. However, BAA training has the right to decline your holiday request.
My ground instructor is the best!
We really appreciate your opinion. After each Ground School subject, we will ask you to fill in a short anonymous evaluation form for your instructor and other staff, as well as training materials and the overall training quality.
How much does it cost to take one Ground test at TCA?
Please refer to this link for up-to-date pricing information: https://tka.lt/oro-transportas/katalogas/pricelist/?lang=en.
When should I pay for my TCA Ground tests?
All fees must be paid before the exams.
How should I register for TCA Ground tests?
Go to https://egzaminai.tka.lt/lt/login/ and register a new account. The bilingual (Lithuanian/English) website is pretty straightforward.
Where is the TCA Ground test room?
The TCA ground test room is at Rodūnios kelias 34, Vilnius, 1st floor. For more information, please call +370 5 273 9013.
When can I start taking the TCA Ground tests?
You are allowed to start taking the TCA Ground tests after passing the corresponding Final tests at BAA Training. It is necessary to have a Ground School completion certificate to take the TCA exam.
What I am allowed to use, and how should I behave during the TCA Ground test?
Please refer to the following webpage for more information regarding the requirements: https://tka.lt/oro-transportas/katalogas/requirements/?lang=en.
What will happen if I am caught cheating during exam at TCA?
If you are caught cheating, your exam will be terminated, and you will be allowed to start retaking it only 12 months after the occurrence. Please note that all passed exam results will be canceled, and all EASA CAAs will be informed about this occurrence.
Can I take the TCA Ground test any day?
The days for taking a TCA exam are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 am until 4 pm. But remember to check if the date you have in mind is not a bank holiday.
ICAO ENGLISH LEVEL EXAMINATION
When and where should I take the ICAO English test?
You have to take the ICAO English language proficiency test before the start of the flying season. Please note that you will not be issued any license (PPL or CPL) without the ICAO English Certificate (at least level 4). Pilot Training Center (https://www.pilotumokykla.lt/en/registration-for-test/) is where you can undertake this test.
What is the price of the ICAO English Assessment, and when will I get the results?
The assessment price is 100 €, and the results are usually received within 5 working days. If you want to receive the test results the next day, an additional 30 € fee will be charged. The payment must be made in cash at the assessment center.
Where is the ICAO English Assessment center located?
The address is Rodūnios kelias 34, Vilnius.
When does the flying season start?
The flight season lasts all year long, but the summer is the highest season.
When will I be allowed to start flying?
You will be allowed to start flying after you finish the ground school, pass all final tests at BAA Training, 13 exams at the TCA and get the necessary documentation. Next year, it will also be possible to choose an ATPL training option where theory and practice are done simultaneously.
Which aircraft will I be flying on and who will be my instructor?
Each student will be assigned a specific type of aircraft (Cessna and/or Tecnam), depending on the program. Also, you will get one primary instructor and one backup instructor, depending on the phase of training performed.
Do I have any vacations during the Flight Training?
During the flight training the students do not have any vacation unless informed differently by BAA Training.
Where will I be based for the flying season?
For the flying season, you will be based in Lleida-Alguaire airport in Spain (150 km from Barcelona) or another BAA Training-approved flight school base in Spain.
What is FNPT II?
FNPT II is a Flight Navigation and Procedures Trainer. It is mostly used for practicing Instrument flights in a cockpit similar to the real aircraft. The FNPT II is said to be more difficult to operate than the real airplane as there are features of changing weather and other conditions, repositioning the aircraft, tracking progress on the screen and freezing the flight whenever needed.
When should I fill in my logbook?
It has to be filled after each flight and countersigned by the instructor adding all the information necessary for the type of flight done (date, flight time, instructor name, dual/pic/simulator flight).
OTHER IMPORTANT QUESTIONS
Can I get the International Student Identity Card (ISIC) while studying at BAA Training?
ISIC cards are not available for BAA Training students. Based on the new clarification from the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the students of any training organization are not entitled to become the holders of International Scholar Identity Cards (ISIC).
Where can I find some information about public transportation in Vilnius?
Regarding public transportation in Vilnius, please visit https://judu.lt/en/useful-information-to-the-city-guests/.
If needed, where can I get some medical assistance?
For general medical assistance, we suggest you visit a private hospital, “Baltijos – Amerikos klinika” (address Nemenčinės pl. 54a, Vilnius). Please check https://www.bak.lt/en/ for more information. In case of dental emergency, please visit “Žalgirio klinika” (address Žalgirio g. 115, 117, Vilnius). Registration is available by phone: +370 52727367 or +37052727334. Please note that private hospitals charge more for their services than state ones.
What is the general emergency number in Lithuania?
The mutual telephone number of emergency services in Lithuania is 112.
How can I open a local bank account?
It is really easy. You need to go to a bank and say that you want one. Please note to bring your passport and resident permit. Unless you have a resident permit, a copy of your study service agreement or a confirmation from BAA Training about your student status will work perfectly. The bank security office will take around a week for your background check. It is important to remember that different fees may apply.
What can I do in Vilnius during my free time?
There are many different kinds of events happening in Vilnius all year long. Please visit https://www.vilnius-events.lt/en for up-to-date information.
ATPL Integrated and CPL Modular
What is the difference between modular pilot training and integrated pilot training?
During CPL Modular, you can train at your own pace and complete module by module. In contrast, ATPL Integrated requires you to do training following a full-time curriculum that combines different training stages.
What license will I get if I complete an ATPL Integrated course? A CPL Modular?
In both cases, you will get a commercial pilot license (CPL) that will give you the privilege to work in commercial aviation. However, aiming to attain a CPL license, you will complete ATPL theory already at the initial training stage. So it will be noted as completed in the remark section of your CPL license. Colloquially, it is called attaining a “frozen ATPL.” It will remain frozen until the day you are ready to upgrade your license to an ATPL. The experience requirements to achieve this ultimate license are at least 1500 hours of total flight time (or according to a specific airline’s policy).
Will I be eligible to apply for an airline job after completing ATPL Integrated or CPL Modular?
No. Your next target will be to complete Type Rating, which requires additional training beyond the scope of the initial license. Type Rating comprises theoretical and practical elements, with the practical part including training in a full flight simulator.
However, if you choose ATPL Integrated, you will be able to select one of three training packages available: ATPL Integrated only, ATPL Integrated + Type Rating and Base Training, or ATPL Integrated + Type Rating and accommodation.
What is Type Rating?
Type Rating is a regulating agency’s certification of an airplane pilot to fly a specific aircraft type (A320, B737CL, B737 NG, or other) that requires additional training beyond the scope of the initial license. It comprises theoretical and practical elements, with the practical part including training in a full flight simulator.
Can you help me get a job after ATPL Integrated or CPL Modular?
BAA Training partners with many Europe and Asian airlines, so we regularly recommend our best students to them. If you demonstrate outstanding performance during the training, we will let our partners know you deserve a seat in the cockpit.
What is the price of ATPL Integrated? CPL Modular?
The price of ATPL Integrated depends on the training package you purchase. Available options are standalone ATPL Integrated for 70 000 euros, ATPL Integrated with Type Rating and Base Training for 86 000 euros and ATPL Integrated plus Type Rating, Base Training, including accommodation for 99 000 euros. CPL Modular costs 70 000 euros.
BAA Training Cadet Program with Job Guarantee
What license will I get after completing BAA Training cadet program?
You will get a commercial pilot license that will give you the privilege to work in commercial aviation. In addition, you will get an A320 or B737 Type Rating, Base Training and a job guarantee at a European airline.
Is the job guarantee provided for every student enrolled in BAA Training cadet program?
This job guarantee is offered for students whose academic record matches the predefined standard. It is common and understandable that airlines are interested in hiring only highly competent and professional pilots due to safety and other concerns.
What kind of studying performance do I have to ensure to get a job after completing BAA Training cadet program?
A student has to take up to two CAA exam attempts per subject/check during ATPL ground and flight school. Type Rating theory final exam result and the practical part will be of importance combined with a required pass rate of psychological evaluation during Base Training. Last but not least, you must present yourself well during the interview with an airline.
In a very improbable scenario, when BAA Training fails to execute its responsibility to offer actual employment, it will provide financial compensation to a student or a free-of-charge FI training course.
Which airline will I join after completing BAA Training Cadet Program?
We are obliged to offer you employment at one of our European airline partners if you do well during the course. They are strong and prospering operators ramping up their recruitment plans and considering new aircraft orders in the future. For more details, please reach out to us directly.
What is the price of BAA Training Cadet Program?
The cost of this all-in-one training program with a job guarantee is 86 000 euros.
Other Cadet Programs
What is a letter of engagement?
Cadets receive a letter from the airline right after they successfully pass a selection process to enroll in a cadet program. It is a conditional employment guarantee which lists the conditions a cadet is expected to meet during their training to be offered a seat in the cockpit. Typically, the requirements include successful completion of studies, medical fitness and passing a background check.
Are cadets bound to work for one airline for a specific time period?
Most cadet programs available at BAA Training do not oblige a student to stay with the airline for a specific amount of time. Please contact us directly to find out the conditions for a specific cadet program you have in mind.
What is the price of a cadet program?
The prices for cadet programs vary considerably. Please contact us directly to find out the conditions for a specific cadet program you have in mind.
Does virtual training entail self-study or instructor-led lessons?
It is instructor-led pilot training via the virtual platform with many collaboration tools that support training in an automated and more scalable format. You can expect high-quality, comprehensive learning under EASA standard programs while being guided by professional instructors. Quality-wise, virtual training is no different from classroom-based sessions. On the contrary, it might captivate learners even more because of the enhanced interactivity it offers.
Will I take exams online while studying theory virtually?
You will complete theory and school examinations remotely, but for CAA exams, you will have to travel to an EASA-approved official examination center.
Can I have a part-time job if I study virtually?
Studying on average 4 hours per day, you will have sufficient time left for your work, hobbies, own business, friends and family. In contrast, in-class theory takes 6-8 hours per day.
General about Ab Initio training programs
I have already finished PPL. Will the total training cost be reduced?
You might be entitled to a discount and have your VFR training stage shortened. However, we can name the final conditions only after we examine your documents and you pass the assessment.