The signs of an upcoming global pilot shortage are mounting as airlines continue to expand their fleets and tighten flight schedules to meet the surging demand in the emerging markets. Many young people seeing the promising numbers instantly decide to become pilots. However, as amazing as the pilot profession is, it requires an exceptionally high level of responsibility throughout the entire career.
Yes – aviation studies require investment, the profound knowledge of mathematics, physics and English as well as distinct social competences. But it all starts with doing a proper homework involving a thorough self-analysis. Have you ever tried to answer questions as to what your strong sides truly are, what needs to be improved, where you could work, what is needed to achieve your goal? Still the most important stage in this process is to answer the question – are you really ready to become a professional commercial pilot?
Baltic Aviation Academy has prepared a list of 5 pilot profession-related aspects to consider before deciding whether this lifestyle suits a person:
One of the instructors has once said: ‘If every time you turn your head up when you see a plane – you are half way to being a successful pilot’. Motivation is a prior catalyst for making the first steps in aviation. Thorough self-analysis will certainly help to find out whether you are ready to accept the challenges that come with the job.
Baltic Aviation Academy pays the utmost attention to the suitability and aptitude of aviation personnel as well as aviation safety issues. During the World Aviation Training Conference (WATS 2011) the BAA team introduced its unique pilot screening process entitled ‘General Human Recourse Principals in Aviation Business: Commercial Pilot Student Candidate Assessment’. The Academy is constantly doing internal research and aims at adapting training courses for distinct geographical regions. Not a long time ago the company launched special internet based seminars – webinars - for pilots’ beginners.