Once again, Leading Edge sustained its Flight Training Program as envisioned in producing quality trained future airline pilots to the optimum. Just this very clear Monday morning, March 25, 2019, two (2) young members of Batches 19-01 and India 2018, Student Pilots Patrick Emilio Ugalino Nicolas and Alfredo Carlo Gante Acorda III, both of the same age, 22 years old, successfully achieved the highlight of their early flying careers, the “1st Solo Flight” courtesy of the same Senior Flight Instructor, Capt RJ Tejada who released the tandem respectively on or about 0915H & 1110H and likewise, on board the same aircraft Cessna 172M RP-C7834. By the way, the 1st Soloist of the 16 strong Batch 19-01, SP Patrick Nicolas who’s from Better Living Subdivision, Parañaque City is a BS Statistics graduate major in Actuarial Science from De La Salle University, while, SP Alfred Carlo Acorda III who hails from Lipa City, Batangas is an AMT graduate of Philippine State College of Aeronautics. Hence, officially, these 2 young and daring flightless eaglets are now certified members of the elite short list of aviators 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 increasing breed of LEIAAI’s Flying Eagles!
Once more, congratulations to the two (2) brand new 1st Soloists for the day Patrick Nicolas & AC Acorda for the once in a lifetime feat, the unforgettable “1st Solo Flight”! Kudos as well to the proud and very supportive parents! Happy flying & have a Safe Flight always! Cheers & God bless!