On a crystal clear blue skies, wind calm, another member of the 19 strong Batch Hotel 2018, reached the most sought after feat in flying, the memorable “1st Solo Flight”. Thus, this morning on or about 0900H, November 28, 2018, flying RP-C7857, 27 year old Student Pilot Gerry “Geebee” Ganzon Hernandez, who hails from the City of Bacolod and currently residing at Merville, Parañaque City, was released for solo by LEIAAI’s pioneer and seasoned Senior Flight Instructor Col Arnel Borres. Incidentally, the dashing bespectacled 1st Soloist for the day is a licensed Civil Engineer, a product of University of Negros Occidental Recoletos and the 5th Soloist of his batch. Likewise, today’s toast of the town is the youngest and only son of Capt Geronimo Hernandez, a member of PAF Flying School Class ‘79, a former combat pilot with the 205th Tactical Helicopter Wing, Instructor Pilot with the PAF Flying School and currently a Flight Examiner Checker at CAAP which obviously connotes that flying runs in Geebee’s veins. Moreover, the lucky 1st Soloist for the day is one among the few select beneficiaries of ACDI’s Scholarship Program for Pilot Training Course at LEIAAI. Hence, with this early success in his early flight training, Geebee may now file a flight plan with the primary mission towards his cherished dream of lifetime to be a commercial Airline Pilot in the near future.
Once again, congratulations Geebee for achieving the highlight of your early flying career, the unforgettable 1st Solo Flight! Likewise, kudos as well to the proud and very supportive father, Gerry, well-done! Have a Happy & Safe Flight always! Cheers & God bless!✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈✈