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Riga Airport offers 20 different jobs for „shadowing”

On 15 February, 34 pupils from different regions of Latvia on the traditional „Shadow Day” at Riga International Airport found out more about 20 different jobs and about the airport operations in general.


The biggest number - six "Shadows” – followed Arnis Luhse, Chairman of the Board of Riga International Airport. The most popular profession, judging by the number of youngsters’ applications, was the air traffic controller. In total 38 pupils wished to „shadow” the traffic controller, yet due to the specific nature of this work only two pupils were allowed to watch this professional at work.


„Aviation has always attracted interest, therefore, by ‘shadowing’ the representatives of their dream profession the schoolchildren have the opportunity to observe our staff in operation and get answers to all the questions regarding the serious daily work of the airport personnel," said Arnis Luhse.


„The Shadow Day” at the airport began at 11.00 with a presentation about the airport for all the visitors, followed by a guided tour of the terminal and airfield, after which „the Shadows" joined their chosen airport staff.


In addition to the already mentioned, the pupils followed a bird and wildlife control specialist, an apron inspector, a fire fighter, the Head of VIP and Business Aviation Service, a shift engineer etc.