After last September 2017 record breaking achievement of attaining the highest flying time of 1,338.8 FH in a month in the history of LEIAAI, its back to business as usual as far as flight training operations is concerned. This morning, on or about 0930H, October 3, 2017, Student Pilot Jose Maria Cosip Masilungan, 23 yrs old, native of Batangas but a long time resident of Milan, Italy, successfully gained the trust and confidence of his assigned checker, Senior Flight Instructor, Capt Jose Carlos “JC” Asuncion and ably made his 1st Solo Flight today flying RP-C6923. Incidentally, the 1st soloist for the month of October is an Aeronautics graduate of Italy’s Aviation School, Istituto Tecnico Aeronautico which caters specifically to career in flying which obviously is a dream of a lifetime for its students. Now, that the subject student pilot had hurdled the principal obstacle of the long and tedious process of making it as a full-blooded commercial airline pilot, he would need to practice by heart the basic principles of professionalism while on training. Virtues such as, discipline, hard work, integrity and passion are basic traits expected of certified pilots in the aviation industry.
Once again, Leading Edge would like to extend its heartfelt congratulations to SP Joe Masilungan for attaining the most significant event of a lifetime in your early flying career, the unforgettable “1st Solo Flight”! Have a Happy and Safe Flight always! Cheers and God bless!✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️