First Solo Flight of Student Pilot Manuela Ira Valmadrid

Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile, a word of optimism and hope, a “you can do it” when things are tough.
-Richard Devos
She did it! June 19, 2021, a Bulaqueña dauntlessly conquered the vibrant skies for her first solo flight in San Fernando City, La Union. She is no other than the 24-year-old soloist, SP Manuela Ira Valmadrid from San Ildefenso, Bulacan. SP Manuela is an alumna of Far Eastern University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management. She was released by Senior Flight Instructor, Capt. Roy Paolo Matias o/a 0910H using RP-C7843.
The Leading Edge Family would like to extend its heartfelt congratulations to SP Valmadrid for achieving the most significant milestone in her early flying career. Kudos also to the proud and very supportive parents of our soloist. God bless!