airBaltic Pilot Academy welcomes second group of cadets
airBaltic Pilot Academy welcomed 12 cadets into its second group to begin studies at its Pilot Academy in Latvia. The cadets will become airBaltic pilots after completing the two-year program.
The airline hopes this pilot-training program it launched last year will help it secure more Baltic pilots, and says it saw a tremendous increase in the number of applications received for this second group – with more than 450 potential candidates applying, 150 of whom came from Estonia and Lithuania.
airBaltic senior vice president of Flight Operations, Pauls Cālītis says, “We have worked a lot so that young people in the Baltics would find out about the Pilot Academy and realize that becoming a pilot is an attainable target.”
airBaltic Pilot Academy is accepting applications until November 5, 2018 for the third group of cadets, which will begin in January 2019.