Latvian airline airBaltic will be hosting open day at the Pilot Academy 4 November 2022 at 1:00 PM (Riga local time). During the event, all attendees will have an opportunity to get information about the Academy, its programme and to consult with airBaltic Training representatives. The event will take place at the airBaltic Training Centre at Riga Airport, Pilotu Street 6. 

The goal of the open day is to inform attendees about airBaltic’s pilot recruiting; application process, studies, and pilot profession; details on how to prepare a good application and be selected as a cadet; different stages of studies, theory, and practical flight lessons; pilot work-life, salary, and much more. Also, it will be possible to catch the feeling of flying the aircraft in a Diamond simulator.

By marking “Going” on the event on Facebook, each one interested will take part in a raffle with the prize – 1 hour in the Diamond simulator for two persons.

There are 72 active students at the airBaltic Pilot Academy at the moment. Most of them are from Baltic countries, however, there are students also from other EU countries such as Germany, France, Finland, Spain and Italy among others. More than 10% of airBaltic Pilot Academy students are female. As for now, 64 students, after graduating, have joined airBaltic.

Since May 2022, airBaltic Pilot Academy has improved the payment structure for its commercial pilot study programme. As of now, after successfully passing the company’s assessment, airBaltic will finance a significant part of the studies.

Students of the airBaltic Pilot Academy will now have to cover the costs of studies until obtaining a private pilot licence level, costing approximately EUR 15 000. After passing airBaltic’s pilot assessment and becoming an employee of the company, the airline will provide financing for the rest of the studies.