Success stories

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Success Story of a Business Aviation Pilot Kristupas

2021-10-07

Once the Covid-19 crisis started, not all parts of general aviation saw a devastating slump. Business aviation was on the rise at the beginning of the turmoil for aviation, making pilots busier than ever. Kristupas Sulija, a Lithuanian pilot of an entirely different segment of the aviation world, has shared his story with us and explained why he would have chosen to walk the same path again if he could turn back time. 1.     When and how did you decide to become a pilot? Aviation attracted me from my early childhood. I think I am a standard example of a pilot who...

PPL: Ukrainian pilot 2bepilot

PPL Licence is Your Key to “Forever 18”

2021-03-12

Every pilot’s story is unique, and so are their inspirations to start training for acquiring a PPL (Private Pilot Licence). One of the most enchanting responses to what is fascinating about PPL BAA Training has ever received sounds as follows: “It’s your key to forever 18.” The response comes from a Ukrainian pilot holding both PPL and CPL licences and having almost 50k Instagram followers who keep an eye on his aviation adventures. BAA Training has interviewed 2bepilot (his nickname on Instagram) to determine what actual PPL benefits are from the pilot’s point of view. For many, becoming a pilot is...

Women of aviation talk: Naya Khankan

Female Pilot Instructor Talks: Naya Khankan

2021-03-09

We have so many great examples of women who have joined the aviation industry with no fear of being in the male-dominant market. To mark #WomenInAviation week, BAA Training is publishing a special edition of interviews of our brave women who definitely can be role models for aviation enthusiasts and aspiring pilots. Naya Khankan, a 28 years old young lady born and raised in Denmark, is a perfect example of how a woman’s clear vision, persistence, and determination can help her move mountains and achieve greatness in her career. How it started What is your aviation background? I completed my high school diploma...

women of aviation Iva

Student Pilot Talks: Iva Matikj

BAA Training continues its series of unique and engaging interviews with #WomenInAviation devoted to Women of Aviation Week (WOAW) and raising awareness about females who are successfully making their place in the aviation industry. Today’s interlocutor is a 32-year-old Iva Matikj, current student pilot at BAA Training and the first military and helicopter pilot in Macedonia. Her breathtaking experience and valuable insights can hardly leave anyone indifferent. Joining women of aviation What is your aviation background? What stage of your training are you at the moment? My aviation background started in 2012 when I applied for a pilot on call the Macedonian army...

True Passion Leads To Success: Pranas Story

2014-05-28

BAA Training has started their YouTube channel in the beginning of 2011. The first video is with Pranas Drulis, highschool boy who was then a student intern at BAA Training, where he got to test-drive the training software to see whether flying is his destiny. That was when Pranas has started the flight towards his seat in the cockpit. Pranas remembers himself as enthusiastic and aviation-hungry kid ever since he took his first flight in a big passenger airplane. He was mesmerized by the views in cruise, the apron action on the ground and the breathtaking panorama that opens up once...

Success Story: It’s a Fantastic Job. Period

2014-03-26

Becoming and being a pilot requires a lot of concentration and dedication for the occupation and industry. Luis Carvalho has put his best foot forward and stepped out of his comfort zone for a number of times while pursuing his dream of becoming a pilot. “There is no normal schedule, yet all of it is so close and dear to my heart. The feeling is fantastic, and I have imagined myself in that seat for as long as I can remember. My dad is an old aviation enthusiast who has been flying little model airplanes for a long time now,...

Started From The Bottom, Now He’s Here

2014-02-25

BAA Training is happy to be able to write about the students, who join the academy from the very first steps in the aviation world and then grows and matures into the professional pilots. Lukas Vabolis story started at BAA Training’s Ab Initio school and followed up with the type rating training and line training which was also provided by BAA Training. Lukas Vabolis started cultivating on his interest in aviation during the sophomore year in highschool. The vivid and adventurous story that his dad, who had a chance to stay in the pilot’s cockpit during the full flight, told him...

Success Story: From Dream To Dream Job

2014-02-05

Baltic Aviation Academy would like to tell you a story. A story about a man who never gave up on his dream. Who went through all the ‘ups’ and ‘downs’ toward one goal – to become a professional pilot. As most true aviators, Vitas Kanaporis has developed his passion for aviation in early childhood. Living close to the airport and watching Soviet Army’s Il-76 aircraft has helped him realize, that aviation may be and should be his future. That is why immediately after graduating high school, Vitas joined military pilots’ school and from 1989 till 1991 flew the L-39. After his duty...

Destination – Captain

2013-12-30

What is it like to hear airport noises even before you are born? For Neil Limbachia that gave a start for his passion and career. As Neil describes himself, he is a detail oriented person who is outgoing and enjoys meeting new people. Neil used that detail-oriented trait when spending 6 months researching type rating training schools. According to Neil, 6 months is a relatively short time to spend researching something that will eventually be shaping up your career. The top criteria that weighted Neil’s decision were how well is the training centre being valued in a region, former student reviews,...

Success Story

2013-11-27

Dear Baltic Aviation Academy newsletter readers, We would like to introduce to you our new newsletter segment which will focus on the success stories of Baltic Aviation Academy’s students. We will cover the stories of those who just joined the aviation school as well as seasoned professionals. We hope you will find this segment interesting, informative and influential! Tomi – pilot’s seat for less The first student from Finland has recently joined the Ab-Initio school at Baltic Aviation Academy. Tomi Salonen took advantage of the opportunity to become a pilot in a much more economical way abroad and had his government sponsor it. Tomi...

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