Female managers Agata Pradedovic

Head of Ab Initio Ground School Talks: Agata Pradedovic


This week BAA Training has been posting many relatively uncommon but commonly engaging and inspiring success stories of women of aviation, including female managers. These women know who they are, what they want, and what steps they need to take to achieve their dreams. They all have different backgrounds and career goals, but it seems like each of them has been “bitten by an aviation bug.“ It is nice to admit that BAA Training has many senior female managers. These ladies are a valuable asset to the company and challenge-hungry, self-fulfilling personalities. One of the female managers – Head of...

Women of aviation week

Director of TRTO Department Talks: Irina Ramancik


An International Women’s Day on March 8 has smoothly transitioned into an entire week devoted to #womeninaviation. The Women of Aviation Week (WOAW) gives us a great opportunity to learn, celebrate and spread the news about women‘s accomplishments in the aviation industry. BAA Training is one of those organizations that value and maintain gender diversity in the workplace. The number of women working within our female-led company reaches almost 50%. In one way or another, our bright and ambitious women contribute to preparing competent pilots for the competitive market. Irina Ramancik, Director of TRTO Department at BAA Training, has agreed...

Women In the Pilot Cockpit


Women are confidently stepping into a cockpit. However, this is not a Hollywood film scene. Female pilots are breaking the stereotype that a pilot profession is an exclusively male one. According to the statistics, female pilots only amount to slightly over 5 per cent of the total number of pilots. Nowadays, airlines are facing a pressuring issue of a pilot shortage; therefore, they are encouraging gender equality, initiating programs, establishing scholarships and employing various motivation techniques to attract more women to choose this profession. Therefore, today’s aviation market tendencies are favourable to women who are considering pursuing to become a pilot. ‘BAA...

True passion leads to success: Pranas story


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


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


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


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...

Success Story: Destination – Captain


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. The last drop that weight his decision towards Baltic Aviation Academy was the recommendations of British Airways and Ryanair pilots, former Baltic Aviation Academy students, and academy’s acknowledgement all across Europe. But let’s start about everything from the beginning. Neil’s mom and dad have always...

Success Story


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...

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. Scandinavian countries have been known to provide free education and in addition to that, encourage students to acquire their degrees abroad by providing government study loans with small interest rates. According to Tomi Salonen, CPL modular student at Baltic Aviation Academy, education in Finland is free, however foreign educational institutions need to meet the requirements of the Ministry of Education and Culture...

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