First Solo Flight of Student Pilot Ian Gabriel G. Valerio and Jose Raphael Cabral Ong Oh

Soloing is getting to be a regular activity at the Leading Edge training hub at SFLU as the Flight School sustained its Flight Training Program as envisioned in producing quality trained future commercial airline pilots to the optimum. Just this morning, December 18, 2018, two (2) young batchmates, Student Pilots Ian Gabriel G. Valerio, 27 years old and Jose Raphael Cabral Ong Oh, 24 years old, successfully achieved the highlight of their early flying careers, the “1st Solo Flight” courtesy of the very competent Senior Flight Instructors, Capt Vladimir Evangelista and Capt Ronald Nario who released the tandem on or about 0935H and 0950H respectively, flying RP-C8249 and RP-C7653. The lucky duo for today are incidentally the 12th and 13th Soloists in the 19 strong Batch Hotel 2018. Likewise, SP Ian Gabriel who’s a Quezon City resident is an AB Economics graduate of UST, while, SP Raphael Ong Oh, a resident of San Lorenzo Village, Makati is an AB Political Science graduate of San Agustin. Hence, officially, these 2 young and daring eaglets are now certified members of the elite aviators of the flight school authorized to safely takeoff, explore and conquer the infinite vastness of the horizon as well as the clear blue skies of San Fernando Airport, La Union, the Eagles’ Nest and home sanctuary of the LEIAAI flying eagles! Moreover, aside from this memorable feat for both 1st soloists for the day, it is also a very special day, since the last document, ATOC Amendment for the inclusion of seven (7) new Flight Instructors was at long last signed by CAAP today.
Once again, congratulations to the two (2) brand new 1st soloists for the day, Ian Gabriel & Jose Raphael for the once in a lifetime feat, the unforgettable “1st Solo Flight”! Likewise, kudos as well to the proud and very supportive parents, well done! Happy flying & have a Safe Flight always! Cheers & God bless!✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️