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Aircraft Piloting Integrated studies

Antanas Gustaitis Aviation Institute in VGTU is offering Integrated (5 year) studies in Aircraft Piloting programme completely in English language. Detailed programme curricula you can find in here. 
 
The study programme offers specific practical training using aircrafts, simulators and other aviation equipment in Flight Training and Air Traffic Control units, Aviation Engineering Practical Training Depot and Aviation Specialists‘ Qualification improvement Centre. 
 
All applicants should be under 26 years old.
 
There are two entrance tests for Aircraft piloting programme:
  • Professional assessment test;
  • Physical fitness test.

Professional assessment test:

Dates of the test: 2017-06-17 - 2017-07-08, 2017-07-11 – 2017-07-12 registration is necessary.
 
Test is held in three stages:
 
First stage (duration 1 hour 30 minutes)
The first stage is to assess operational abilities required for profession (with pencil on paper):
  • “Compasses” and “Clocks” examine spatial orientation - the ability to focus on a plane and in the three-dimensional space;
  • “Scale 1” examines the short-term memory and the ability to quickly calculate;
  • "Device awareness”, “Block computing" and "Rotated blocks” examines spatial orientation/visualization (the ability to create a three-dimensional model of the situation from the available information);
  • "Hidden figures” examines the attention allocation;
  • “The information in the table” examines information perception and attention allocation.
 
Second stage (duration 2 hours 30 minutes)
 
Applicants carry out three individual tests:
  • MMPI methodology to diagnose personality characteristics and deviations from the norm;
  • Holland Methodology - to assess adequacy of career choices and fitness for the profession;
  • Kraepelin methodology – to assess mental productivity and focus variations.
In the third stage (duration 1 hour) candidates participate in three individual interviews with each of the members of the enrolment commission. These interviews assess individual personality characteristics.

Physical fitness test

The test consists of three athletic tasks:                                
 
For males – 100 metre run, 3000 metre run, pull-ups.
 
For females – 100 metre run, 2000 metre run, crunches.

Medical examination

Each entrant must undergo a medical examination. Medical examination is carried out by the Aeromedical Centres’ civil aviation medical experts (CAGEK). JAR-FCL First class health certificates are issued by Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). 

Tuition Fees

First year 2630 EUR/semester
Second - Fourth year 7133 EUR/semester
Fifth year 8471 EUR/semester
 

Study programme

The programme includes:
  • 14 ATPL (Airline Transport Pilot License) courses
  • 215 hours of aircraft piloting training;
  • 55 hours on the simulator FNPT II MCC.
All AGAI’s theoretical and practical training activities meet the standard requirements of international aviation organizations ICAO and EASA as certified by Lithuanian Civil Aviation Administration.
 
Our students acquire:
  • Master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering
  • ATPL license issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
Aircrafts for training: Cessna 152, Cessna 172, Cessna 172S, Piper Pa-34-220T;
 
Helicopters: Cabri G2
 
Flight simulator: FNPT II MCC for aircrafts Cessna 172, Piper Seneca, Beachcraft King Air 200 and not certified FNPT type Boeing 737;
 
Training aerodrome: Kyviškės aerodrome (20 km outside of Vilnius).

After studies

After a five-year Aircraft Piloting degree programme, the student receives Master's degree in Aeronautical Engineering.
 
A graduate of the programme is also prepared for ATPL - Airline Transport Pilot Licence. The license is issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). To obtain the licence the student has to complete ATPL programme and take exams at CAA.  With the license student can go to a specific employer and train on the particular aircraft type.

At Aviation Specialists‘ Qualification improvement Centre there is a possibility to follow special courses:

  • ATPL (A) Training Course
  • CPL (A) Training Course
  • Multi-crew Cooperation MCC Training Course
  • CRM Training Course
  • Aviation English Training Course
  • Air Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • Organization of Sales of Cargo and post transportation by air
  • Calculation of Airline Route Profitability
  • Training Course of Service Provision to Persons with Disabilities
 
For information about the courses without a degree please contact Aviation Specialists‘ Qualification improvement Centre asktc@vgtu.lt or check their website. 
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