First Solo Flight of Student Jamilo Miguel Aganda Cruz

There is no stopping LEIAAI in it’s forward thrust to a grand take-off and airlift to the many wonders of flight training at San Fernando Airport, La Union, the Eagles’ Nest, home-sanctuary of Leading Edge. Maybe by Divine Providence, a historical breaking news for two (2) consecutive days, yesterday and today, the school in its 10 years of existence broke the century mark in terms of total flying time for a single day despite the onset of the rainy season and modest O.R. rate of 83% of our training fleet of 18 aircraft. Yesterday, July 3, 2018, the total flying time logged for the day was 107.9 flying hours, while it was followed today, July 4, 2018, where the total flying time logged was 105.12 flying hours, a very commendable feat indeed. Apparently, it is also a very memorable event for one among the lucky members of the 22 strong “Batch Charlie 2018” who earlier today made his 1st solo flight. It was on or about 0930H on a clear weather partly cloudy Wednesday morning, flying RP-C6932, 21 year old Student Pilot Jamilo Miguel Aganda Cruz who hails from Taytay, Rizal successfully achieved the most significant event of his early flying career by soloing courtesy of LEIAAI’s Flight Safety Officer and Senior FIight Instructor, Capt Retz Moon Briones. Incidentally SP Jalo Cruz who finished his BS Enterpreneurship Course at San Beda University, Mendiola will be officially counted in the elite short list of future commercial airline pilots and eventually fulfill his dream of a lifetime! Currently, the school is experiencing a sustained mode as far as flight training is concerned due to the recent upsurge of enrollees which have reached a record of more than 60 student pilots at SFLU alone and the very fast-paced turnover of graduates who have already finished the complete course and are now projected to proceed to the next level in their chosen field, either in the airlines or the general aviation.
Once again, congratulations to the man of the hour, the brand new 1st Soloist for the day, SP Jalo Cruz for a job well-done! We hope and pray for your initial success in strengthening your wings and eventually fulfill your cherished dreams of becoming a full-blooded Certified Commercial Pilot! Have a happy and Safe Flight always! Cheers & God bless!