It is truly Lucky 9 for the cute and petite member of Batch Charlie 2018 who finally accomplished her 1st Solo flight this Monday, July 9, 2018, where most schools have suspended classes today due to the pronouncement of PAGASA that heavy rains will surely affect Luzon and the Visayas. However, maybe again by Divine Providence, SFLU, where LEIAAI’s training hub is located was spared once again by the onslaught of this weather phenomenon. Thus, this morning on or about 0940H flying RP-C8249, Student Pilot Alyanna Cecilia Mercado Rosal fondly nicknamed “AC”, a 26 year old lass from Nuvali, Calamba City, Laguna made her 1st Solo Flight with flying colors courtesy of the Head of Pilot Training himself, the well-liked fatherly Capt Vladimir Evangelista in just 11.8 flying hours, an outstanding feat for female students. The young competent and highly skilled student would have soloed last week, had it not been to the strong wind condition of 18 knots when she was about to solo with 3 other students. However, God must have really been very good to our 1st soloist as the clear weather in the Aerodrome at San Fernando Airport obviously contradicts PAGASA’s prediction of inclement weather today. Apparently, SP AC Rosal, the 1st Soloist for today may now be included in the growing list of female aviators and graduates from De La Salle College of Saint Benilde, where a significant number have successfully achieved their cherished dreams of getting their Commercial Pilot Licenses. Furthermore, SP AC Rosal is now officially included in the short elite list of the increasing number of the young and daring eaglets of Leading Edge cleared for takeoff to safely explore and conquer the infinite vastness of the horizon and clear blue skies of SFLU, where the Eagles Nest is situated, the home sanctuary of LEIAAI flyboys & flygirls!
Once again, congratulations to SP Alyanna Cecilia “AC” Rosal for attaining the most significant event in your early flying career, the unforgettable 1st Solo Flight! Kudos also to the proud and very supportive parents by rearing a very talented daughter in AC! Happy flying and have a Safe Flight always! Cheers & God bless!✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈