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have you worked in the Estonian Aviation Academy?
joined in May 2021, and so it’s been more than a year that I am with the
Estonian Aviation Academy (ELA).
How did you
find Estonian Aviation Academy for yourself and what was your previous job
Previously, I was working in Tallinn University
of Technology (Taltech) towards obtaining a doctorate degree in Information and
Communication technologies (PhD in ICT) and as part of it I was carrying out
R&D activities in the scope of IoT. It is when I reached the final stages
of my PhD degree program, I applied to the Estonian Aviation Academy and got
lucky to have been offered the position of Electronics lecturer in the Aeronautical
the most exciting part of your current job?
Thanks to my association with the Estonian
Aviation Academy, now I know so many things about the aviation industry, in
general, and particularly aircraft engineering, aircraft maintenance, and aircraft
piloting. The most exciting part, for me, was to have flying experiences in
LAK-17 sailplane and then co-piloting the Cessna-150. Visiting Magnetic Group on
and off to see the real-giants from Boeing and AirBus getting their technical
care is also an amazing experience.
can be found on your desk in the office?
from my laptop and screens, its mostly student’s projects and reports. A cup of
coffee whenever I am in the office. Most often, gifts from ELA family that
awaits my arrival in the office. (That’s the best part)!
is the year 2050 – how would be the aviation evolved by that time?
air vehicles were once considered utopian fantasy. But as of today, UAVs are
ubiquitous and the technology is much more mature that we ever imagined. While
there is still much to be done especially regarding their limited battery life-time,
I see future mobility taken over by easy-to-fly and easy-to-maintain private and
would you give to your 18-year-old self today?
could go back in time and suggest something to an 18-year old Sikandar, I would
suggest him the same path that got me into the Sikandar of today. All those
decisions that I took and all those paths that I chose were the best choices
that I made in those timings and those circumstances. For me, there are no
regrets in life.
your book recommendation – please explain briefly why exactly this book?
recommend 2 books, and they are my all-time favourites:
a) 1984 by George Orwell: The main theme of the book is to portray the
dangers of totalitarianism i.e., the extreme level of state control that happens
under a truly totalitarian regime and how such a governmental system impact
society in general and its individuals in particular. I, personally, believe that
Orwell predicted many of the fascist regimes of today back in his time.
b) Animal Farm by George Orwell: The main theme of the book is class, control
and corruption. Orwell explores the idea of power-elites taking control of
things and making their way to corruption. Many of the characters in the novel
are eventually corrupted by the power they have, to exploit the less-equals and
enjoy the perks. I believe Orwell predicted many of the modern-day institutions
and organizations back in his time. A must read for all.