July 2013

31 Jul

How to prepare for the medical examination?

Medical examination is an important thing to all those who have a pilot’s license. There is no difference whether you have a private or a commercial pilot license – you must meet certain medical requirements. Once you have got a medical certificate you are ‘good to go’ for six, twelve or even more months depending on what kind of pilot license you have or you are trying to get. But after the time passes the medical examination has to be done again in order to have your certificate renewed. Each and every time you have to run through all the...

24 Jul

(Non)Limitations for pilots-to-be

Pilot profession has always been considered as glamorous and prestigious profession. Pilots that we see approaching aircraft somehow always looks vibrant and so confident. Many people think that pilot profession requires specific skills or great health, and some of them are not too far from the truth. You have to have a high level of motivation, specific character features and knowledge, and of course great health condition to become a pilot. Very often Baltic Aviation Academy faces the problem of ‘not knowing’. We meet a lot of people who admire pilot profession and even dream about it, but they imagine various...

18 Jul

Baltic Aviation Academy integrates iPad into the trainings

Aviation training centre Baltic Aviation Academy (Vilnius, Lithuania) improves training by integrating iPad into the process of the type rating program. The tablet will be implemented in Ab Initio, Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 ground and flight trainings. Recently purchased tablets will assist type rating students using Computer Based Training online and offline, studying all the training material as QRH, FCOM and etc., navigating Jepessen charts maps in a practical part of the training, checking training schedules. Ab initio school students will also use iPad for Computer Based Training containing progress bank, tests and literature. Flight preparations by planning route will...

16 Jul

Motivation in aviation: does it distinguish future top performers?

The formal factors as pilot candidate age, physical status and theoretical knowledge are regulated by the aviation supervisory organizations and are strictly tested before applying to flight training organization. On the other hand, the candidate screening based on human factors and competence is not mandatory and depends on aviation training centre policy. Aviation training centre Baltic Aviation Academy examines the importance of candidate motivation evaluation as it influences the further performance of a student pilot. The importance of pilot motivation has been analyzed since 1947 when academic Anderson derived theory that pilots who are enjoying flying experience less stress and anxiety...

12 Jul

Baltic Aviation Academy: Studying in Kaunas

How does the country look like where Ab Initio students spend a few years while conducting trainings? Together with Pranas Drulis, a student of the ATPL integrated course, have a tour in Kaunas - get acquainted with the city and what can be done there. Enjoy!...

10 Jul

Is aviation really just a men’s world?

Whilst the issue of gender equality may have disappeared off the radar for many aviation related businesses – seemingly it is no longer an issue - the reality is somewhat different. Statistics show that only 5 % of pilots are women. Officially there are no restrictions for women to learn and seek a career in aviation – however the low number of female pilots, might make one wonder – is aviation a men’s world? The challenge of gender equality in aviation is a worldwide issue. One of the organisations, trying to raise the profile of gender inequality in aviation and encourage...