March 2013

28 Mar

Baltic Aviation Academy to offer Aviation Management study program

According to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, only a few of the major airlines require a degree for employment, but in the past several years, more than 95 percent of the pilots hired have at least a four-year college degree. Baltic Aviation Academy in cooperation with Kazimieras Simonavicius University created an exclusive bachelor study program in Lithuania – ‘Aviation Management’. Graduates of this program will obtain a license of either a private pilot or a pilot of commercial aviation as well as a bachelor degree in Aviation Management. ‘Piloting is not just controlling an aircraft. This profession also means a constant...

27 Mar

Women in aviation: where are they?

It seems that in the 21 first century women and men have become so equal, that there is so little that could surprise you. And still, when you sit back in your chair preparing for a flight and you hear a female captain’s voice addressing you from the cockpit, you will definitely be surprised. The reason for that is very simple. Even nowadays, when there is no distinct line between the professions mastered equally by both women and men, it appears that only five percent of all pilots are female. According to the FAA, in 2011 there were approximately just...