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Navigating Heights According to the Captain of the Skies

Nothing can ever be compared to flying high in cloud nine, literally and figuratively. Captain Oscar Pineda Jr., a former Chief Pilot of OMNI Aviation Corporation, shared his experience on how he achieved his dream and got hold of the control wheel.

A Fascination by Airplanes

Hailing from Magalang, Pampanga, the 35-year-old Captain grew up fascinated by airplanes. From a young age, his mind was filled with curiosity, on how a huge machine that weighed several tons manage to fly. This fascination drove him to study Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, major in Airplane Design at PATTS College of Aeronautics.

In 2004, he successfully graduated and pursued the career he always wanted. Unfortunately, early in his career, Capt. Pineda experienced how tough life could be because there were no job vacancies then. Initially, he had to resort to working in other fields of endeavor. He became a salesman for an advertising agency, a call center agent, a 7 Eleven service crew, and a car sales executive.

Hard Work Paid Off

As his biggest career move in 2006, he took a leap and took the Aeronautical Engineering Licensure Exam. Much to his fulfillment, not only did he pass the exam, but he also ranked 8th among all the examinees.

Within that year, the aviation industry started booming as more tourist destinations popped up in the country. As a result, newer fleets for airliners showed up creating an influx of foreign nationals who came into the country to travel and to take their flight training.

Eventually, Capt. Pineda landed a job as a Flight Dispatcher. But his heart was still set on flying an airplane. Ultimately, he resigned from the monotony of office works, which, he says, was his best choice. This choice led him to take his flying lessons in Manila.

Several years later, Capt. Pineda wound up teaching aspiring pilots. He was a former Operations Manager in one of the flying schools in Manila from 2008 until 2010. However, everything changed when the ICAO audit came. He explained that this audit not only momentarily stopped most flight schools in Manila but had put a roadblock to his career.

As a fallback, he made use of his license and searched for a job as an Aircraft Engineer. Fortunately, Dornier Technology, located within the Clark Air Base, immediately hired him. He worked there for almost a year, back to the four corners of an office.

Taking Hold of the Control Wheel

The optimist Captain knew his luck would never run out. This would prove to be true, when he met Capt. Ben Hur Gomez, the former owner of Omni Aviation Corporation. This lucky encounter started when he bumped into him while doing engineering tasks with their Cessna 152 fleet.

As they conversed, Capt. Gomez asked about Capt. Pineda’s background and when the former discovered that the latter was a licensed flight instructor, Capt. Pineda was offered a job at OMNI Aviation Corporation. Months later, as the odds were in Capt. Pineda’s side, he was welcomed aboard as the Chief Flight Instructor.

Looking back, he admitted that, at that time “[It] was a great challenge for me to lead the diverse corps of flight instructors at OMNI Aviation, most of which came from different countries.” That moment in his life might not have been easy, but he was proud to know that he was with a reputable flight training school in the country.

A year later, a shortage of airline pilots fueled Captain Oscar to grab a one in a million opportunity of becoming a commercial airline pilot. Fast forward to the present, Capt. Pineda is on his sixth year, flying with the largest low-cost carrier in the country, Cebu Pacific Air.

A Tiring but Fulfilling Profession

“As a Captain, you have to diligently run through your checklists, SOPs (standard operation procedures), and you have a lot to consider which require focus in case of any eventualities,” Capt. Pineda shares.

His daily routine includes arriving an hour early before the call time for the pre-flight briefing given by the flight dispatchers. He and his co-pilot discuss their flight details, which include aircraft status, routings, weather, fuel figures, passenger counts, and other things vital for the safe conduct of their flight.

In addition, boredom can be a common factor when a person becomes accustomed to long flights. To beat this, he came up with a strategy. He always welcomes and even encourages friendly discussion with his co-pilot. They could talk about work-related or personal matters, that helps ease their boredom.

Of course, not everything is rainbows and roses. In his most terrifying experience, Capt. Pineda shares, “I was then a newly released Captain. Just a month flying and we had a medical emergency on board. We – my co-pilot and I and my team of flight attendants – did everything we could. Fortunately, after landing, the qualified medical personnel arrived just in time to attend to the passenger.”

The job of a pilot is not an easy task; it’s not for the faint of heart, either. As Capt. Pineda’s story reveals, it takes a great deal of time and patience, matched with the strongest determination to face all obstacles head on. Becoming a pilot is not only taking hold of the wheel, but also having the perseverance and diligence to keep holding on to it.

Nothing can ever be compared to flying high in cloud nine, literally and figuratively. Captain Oscar Pineda Jr., a former Chief Pilot of OMNI Aviation Corporation, shared his experience on how he achieved his dream and got hold of the control wheel.

A Fascination by Airplanes

Hailing from Magalang, Pampanga, the 35-year-old Captain grew up fascinated by airplanes. From a young age, his mind was filled with curiosity, on how a huge machine that weighed several tons manage to fly. This fascination drove him to study Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, major in Airplane Design at PATTS College of Aeronautics.

In 2004, he successfully graduated and pursued the career he always wanted. Unfortunately, early in his career, Capt. Pineda experienced how tough life could be because there were no job vacancies then. Initially, he had to resort to working in other fields of endeavor. He became a salesman for an advertising agency, a call center agent, a 7 Eleven service crew, and a car sales executive.

Hard Work Paid Off

As his biggest career move in 2006, he took a leap and took the Aeronautical Engineering Licensure Exam. Much to his fulfillment, not only did he pass the exam, but he also ranked 8th among all the examinees.

Within that year, the aviation industry started booming as more tourist destinations popped up in the country. As a result, newer fleets for airliners showed up creating an influx of foreign nationals who came into the country to travel and to take their flight training.

Eventually, Capt. Pineda landed a job as a Flight Dispatcher. But his heart was still set on flying an airplane. Ultimately, he resigned from the monotony of office works, which, he says, was his best choice. This choice led him to take his flying lessons in Manila.

Several years later, Capt. Pineda wound up teaching aspiring pilots. He was a former Operations Manager in one of the flying schools in Manila from 2008 until 2010. However, everything changed when the ICAO audit came. He explained that this audit not only momentarily stopped most flight schools in Manila but had put a roadblock to his career.

As a fallback, he made use of his license and searched for a job as an Aircraft Engineer. Fortunately, Dornier Technology, located within the Clark Air Base, immediately hired him. He worked there for almost a year, back to the four corners of an office.

Taking Hold of the Control Wheel

The optimist Captain knew his luck would never run out. This would prove to be true, when he met Capt. Ben Hur Gomez, the former owner of Omni Aviation Corporation. This lucky encounter started when he bumped into him while doing engineering tasks with their Cessna 152 fleet.

As they conversed, Capt. Gomez asked about Capt. Pineda’s background and when the former discovered that the latter was a licensed flight instructor, Capt. Pineda was offered a job at OMNI Aviation Corporation. Months later, as the odds were in Capt. Pineda’s side, he was welcomed aboard as the Chief Flight Instructor.

Looking back, he admitted that, at that time “[It] was a great challenge for me to lead the diverse corps of flight instructors at OMNI Aviation, most of which came from different countries.” That moment in his life might not have been easy, but he was proud to know that he was with a reputable flight training school in the country.

A year later, a shortage of airline pilots fueled Captain Oscar to grab a one in a million opportunity of becoming a commercial airline pilot. Fast forward to the present, Capt. Pineda is on his sixth year, flying with the largest low-cost carrier in the country, Cebu Pacific Air.

A Tiring but Fulfilling Profession

“As a Captain, you have to diligently run through your checklists, SOPs (standard operation procedures), and you have a lot to consider which require focus in case of any eventualities,” Capt. Pineda shares.

His daily routine includes arriving an hour early before the call time for the pre-flight briefing given by the flight dispatchers. He and his co-pilot discuss their flight details, which include aircraft status, routings, weather, fuel figures, passenger counts, and other things vital for the safe conduct of their flight.

In addition, boredom can be a common factor when a person becomes accustomed to long flights. To beat this, he came up with a strategy. He always welcomes and even encourages friendly discussion with his co-pilot. They could talk about work-related or personal matters, that helps ease their boredom.

Of course, not everything is rainbows and roses. In his most terrifying experience, Capt. Pineda shares, “I was then a newly released Captain. Just a month flying and we had a medical emergency on board. We – my co-pilot and I and my team of flight attendants – did everything we could. Fortunately, after landing, the qualified medical personnel arrived just in time to attend to the passenger.”

The job of a pilot is not an easy task; it’s not for the faint of heart, either. As Capt. Pineda’s story reveals, it takes a great deal of time and patience, matched with the strongest determination to face all obstacles head on. Becoming a pilot is not only taking hold of the wheel, but also having the perseverance and diligence to keep holding on to it.

What makes it Fun in the Airline Industry?

Getting paid to touchdown in almost every country is nearly everyone’s dream come true. The benefit of going to different countries and seeing many cities as a job is what drives a lot of people to the airline industry. At OMNI Airline Training Academy, we have the means to train individuals into airline professionals.

Seeing the world with your own eyes is something that you dream of, and it’s something that we’re capable of doing. But what awaits those in the airline industry?

Free or Discounted Flights

Flights are often free or offered at discounted prices for employees in the airline industry. This is what awaits those working for an airline.

The only challenge is to fly standby. You have wait in line if there are extra seats available before you get onboard. Grabbing a seat is often a struggle because many airlines have overbooked flights. This is usually the scenario during the holidays and summer months.

To get away with this, the technique is to check the flight beforehand to see if seats are available. You can grab a free seat in the first class without any extra cost.

Another pro is spouses, parents, and children can also enjoy the benefit of employee travel privileges. Employees in the airline industry can make the most out of this by letting a plus-one pay only the taxes on the flight instead of the full ticket price.

Flexible Time-Offs

More often than not, companies let their employees enjoy about two weeks of paid time off every year. This, however, may not be enough if you’re out to collect passport stamps.

With flexibility with time off, airline employees have the right to move around their calendar to make room for extended getaways. Going to trips will be easy with the benefit of working in the airlines.

You can take a long vacation as long as you find someone to cover for you. Other than that, you’re good to travel wherever you want to go.

Enjoying Full Benefits

Joining the airline industry comes with reliable and consistent access to coverage. Most airline companies provide health insurance and several benefits such as paid time off, even to hourly employees.

The benefits, however, vary depending on the airline and region you’re in, and the seniority you have attained.

You can enjoy unlimited travel anywhere your airline flies. Join the fleet of the aviation industry and train with the best at OMNI Airline Training Academy. Our team of excellent instructors has the knowledge and experience to hone your skills in the different fields in the airline sector.

Contact us today.

Getting paid to touchdown in almost every country is nearly everyone’s dream come true. The benefit of going to different countries and seeing many cities as a job is what drives a lot of people to the airline industry. At OMNI Airline Training Academy, we have the means to train individuals into airline professionals.

Seeing the world with your own eyes is something that you dream of, and it’s something that we’re capable of doing. But what awaits those in the airline industry?

Free or Discounted Flights

Flights are often free or offered at discounted prices for employees in the airline industry. This is what awaits those working for an airline.

The only challenge is to fly standby. You have wait in line if there are extra seats available before you get onboard. Grabbing a seat is often a struggle because many airlines have overbooked flights. This is usually the scenario during the holidays and summer months.

To get away with this, the technique is to check the flight beforehand to see if seats are available. You can grab a free seat in the first class without any extra cost.

Another pro is spouses, parents, and children can also enjoy the benefit of employee travel privileges. Employees in the airline industry can make the most out of this by letting a plus-one pay only the taxes on the flight instead of the full ticket price.

Flexible Time-Offs

More often than not, companies let their employees enjoy about two weeks of paid time off every year. This, however, may not be enough if you’re out to collect passport stamps.

With flexibility with time off, airline employees have the right to move around their calendar to make room for extended getaways. Going to trips will be easy with the benefit of working in the airlines.

You can take a long vacation as long as you find someone to cover for you. Other than that, you’re good to travel wherever you want to go.

Enjoying Full Benefits

Joining the airline industry comes with reliable and consistent access to coverage. Most airline companies provide health insurance and several benefits such as paid time off, even to hourly employees.

The benefits, however, vary depending on the airline and region you’re in, and the seniority you have attained.

You can enjoy unlimited travel anywhere your airline flies. Join the fleet of the aviation industry and train with the best at OMNI Airline Training Academy. Our team of excellent instructors has the knowledge and experience to hone your skills in the different fields in the airline sector.

Contact us today.

North Luzon Travelers urged to use Clark International Airport

Clark International Airport continues to encourage more travelers from Northern and Central Luzon to fly in and out through Clark International Airport (CRK) located in Pampanga.

According to Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Alexander Cauguiran, they are continuously roaming around nearby regions to urge passengers to use the CRK.

The CRK carried out the North Philippines Roadshow 2018 in a bid to lure more passengers, particularly from Regions 1, 2, 3, Cordillera, and the CAMANAVA area of Metro Manila. These regions have an estimated population of 23 million.

Cauguiran shares that the CRK is the gateway of choice that offers convenient, predictable, and easy experience so people can spend more time at their destination.

More airlines will be encouraged to use the CRK with more passengers using the airport. He explains that airlines will then offer more domestic or international flgihts.

On the 24th of May this year, the Clark International Airport served its one-millionth passenger. This was a feat achieved in only the first five months of 2018, a result of the rising number of flights.

The CRK currently serves host to 12 international and domestic airlines offering nine destinations in major cities in Asia and the Middle East. The airport also offers 19 domestic destinations.

Direct flights to tourism destinations, like El Nido, Balesin Island, Davao, Cebu, Basco (Batanes), Puerto Princesa and Busuanga (Palawan), Tagbilaran, and Cagayan de Oro are available at the Clark International Aiport.

On the other hand, international flights include Incheon and Busan in South Korea, Doha, Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Macau, and Osaka, Japan.

The CIAC is currently implementing a four-phase development program worth PHP17 billion to further enhance its facilities to ensure the hassle-free experience of the millions of passengers using the airport. The CRK’s development plan is set to be done before the end of President Rodrigo Duterte’s term in 2022.

Clark International Airport continues to encourage more travelers from Northern and Central Luzon to fly in and out through Clark International Airport (CRK) located in Pampanga.

According to Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Alexander Cauguiran, they are continuously roaming around nearby regions to urge passengers to use the CRK.

The CRK carried out the North Philippines Roadshow 2018 in a bid to lure more passengers, particularly from Regions 1, 2, 3, Cordillera, and the CAMANAVA area of Metro Manila. These regions have an estimated population of 23 million.

Cauguiran shares that the CRK is the gateway of choice that offers convenient, predictable, and easy experience so people can spend more time at their destination.

More airlines will be encouraged to use the CRK with more passengers using the airport. He explains that airlines will then offer more domestic or international flgihts.

On the 24th of May this year, the Clark International Airport served its one-millionth passenger. This was a feat achieved in only the first five months of 2018, a result of the rising number of flights.

The CRK currently serves host to 12 international and domestic airlines offering nine destinations in major cities in Asia and the Middle East. The airport also offers 19 domestic destinations.

Direct flights to tourism destinations, like El Nido, Balesin Island, Davao, Cebu, Basco (Batanes), Puerto Princesa and Busuanga (Palawan), Tagbilaran, and Cagayan de Oro are available at the Clark International Aiport.

On the other hand, international flights include Incheon and Busan in South Korea, Doha, Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Macau, and Osaka, Japan.

The CIAC is currently implementing a four-phase development program worth PHP17 billion to further enhance its facilities to ensure the hassle-free experience of the millions of passengers using the airport. The CRK’s development plan is set to be done before the end of President Rodrigo Duterte’s term in 2022.

Going Beyond the Prim-and-Proper Cabin Crew Life

We always see them pretty or handsome, but most of the time, prim and proper. Beyond the beauty of these cabin crew lies a rigorous training and a commitment to serve passengers. Let’s take a look at the life of one flight attendant that underwent training in OMNI Aviation’s Cabin Crew Training School.

The Unspoken Dream Becomes Real

For Angelica Elias, a 24-year-old cabin crew at Cebu Pacific, being a flight attendant wasn’t her dream when she was a kid. “I just realized it when I was 20 years old. That was when I enrolled in OMNI Aviation’s Cabin Crew Training School,” she shared.

Elias enrolled in the school because she wanted to assess herself if the job she was aiming for would suit her. And it did. For her, the dream just got bigger and bigger.

“With a lot of mentoring from great people, I felt equipped enough when I applied in Philippine Airlines (PAL) Express. I didn’t make it. I felt devastate but I was comforted by the people whom I looked up to – my mentors,” she said.

Despite this huge setback, Angelica chose to stand up again. She gave her goal another shot. She applied in Cebu Pacific Air in November 2015.

To her surprise, Elias got hired. She made it possible, with the help of her mentors who believed in her. Her training, however, was no fun and games. But she made it. She now works as a cabin crew in Cebu Pacific.

A Hard yet Fulfilling Task

Passengers whine and complain about long flights. They can be exhausting, indeed. But imagine how these flights can be tiring by the cabin crew travelling while working up in the clouds.

Angelica admitted that it was hard. Breathing the same thin air with the passengers while tending to the needs of the people can be a struggle – but the 24-year-old still manages to enjoy it.

She recalls how medical emergencies on-board served as her unforgettable experiences. “So far, I had 3 [incidents]. I was the one who handled the situation, and everything went well. The training I had with OMNI and with Cebu Pacific proved to be very useful,” Elias shared.

The Routine

Working as a flight attendant is no joke. It comes with a routine. For Angelica, she starts it by setting 2 to 3 alarms.

“I can’t afford to miss my duty,” she said.

After waking up, she goes straight to the shower then prepares her hair and sets her make-up.

“And then, I dress up. I usually drink coffee while preparing. If I have spare time, I would drink coffee once I’m all set. A little moment with a cup of coffee, after all, can help start my day right,” Angelica remarked.

When Setbacks Serve as Motivation

Dreams come with struggles. In this case, Angelica revealed the hardest part about her job.

“It’s being away from my family. Yes, I get to travel and see the world, but at the expense of doing so without my loved ones,” she said.

It may be hard, but this also serves as her motivation, saying, “With the right foundation, I stand tall and sturdy at any cost. Yes, I may be flying now but my feet will stay on the ground.”

A cabin crew is selfless. Angelica notes, “Every single day, in every take-off I make, I always pray. I pray that nothing bad happens. And in the case when something goes out of hand, I pray I can save my passengers, my co-crew, and myself.”

As she states, every landing is a risk but every successful landing is a blessing.

We always see them pretty or handsome, but most of the time, prim and proper. Beyond the beauty of these cabin crew lies a rigorous training and a commitment to serve passengers. Let’s take a look at the life of one flight attendant that underwent training in OMNI Aviation’s Cabin Crew Training School.

The Unspoken Dream Becomes Real

For Angelica Elias, a 24-year-old cabin crew at Cebu Pacific, being a flight attendant wasn’t her dream when she was a kid. “I just realized it when I was 20 years old. That was when I enrolled in OMNI Aviation’s Cabin Crew Training School,” she shared.

Elias enrolled in the school because she wanted to assess herself if the job she was aiming for would suit her. And it did. For her, the dream just got bigger and bigger.

“With a lot of mentoring from great people, I felt equipped enough when I applied in Philippine Airlines (PAL) Express. I didn’t make it. I felt devastate but I was comforted by the people whom I looked up to – my mentors,” she said.

Despite this huge setback, Angelica chose to stand up again. She gave her goal another shot. She applied in Cebu Pacific Air in November 2015.

To her surprise, Elias got hired. She made it possible, with the help of her mentors who believed in her. Her training, however, was no fun and games. But she made it. She now works as a cabin crew in Cebu Pacific.

A Hard yet Fulfilling Task

Passengers whine and complain about long flights. They can be exhausting, indeed. But imagine how these flights can be tiring by the cabin crew travelling while working up in the clouds.

Angelica admitted that it was hard. Breathing the same thin air with the passengers while tending to the needs of the people can be a struggle – but the 24-year-old still manages to enjoy it.

She recalls how medical emergencies on-board served as her unforgettable experiences. “So far, I had 3 [incidents]. I was the one who handled the situation, and everything went well. The training I had with OMNI and with Cebu Pacific proved to be very useful,” Elias shared.

The Routine

Working as a flight attendant is no joke. It comes with a routine. For Angelica, she starts it by setting 2 to 3 alarms.

“I can’t afford to miss my duty,” she said.

After waking up, she goes straight to the shower then prepares her hair and sets her make-up.

“And then, I dress up. I usually drink coffee while preparing. If I have spare time, I would drink coffee once I’m all set. A little moment with a cup of coffee, after all, can help start my day right,” Angelica remarked.

When Setbacks Serve as Motivation

Dreams come with struggles. In this case, Angelica revealed the hardest part about her job.

“It’s being away from my family. Yes, I get to travel and see the world, but at the expense of doing so without my loved ones,” she said.

It may be hard, but this also serves as her motivation, saying, “With the right foundation, I stand tall and sturdy at any cost. Yes, I may be flying now but my feet will stay on the ground.”

A cabin crew is selfless. Angelica notes, “Every single day, in every take-off I make, I always pray. I pray that nothing bad happens. And in the case when something goes out of hand, I pray I can save my passengers, my co-crew, and myself.”

As she states, every landing is a risk but every successful landing is a blessing.

The Road Less Travelled: The Challenging yet Fulfilling Life of a Pilot-To-Be

The life of a pilot is often the road less travelled. And it’s not that hard to see why. For Kian Uy, entering OMNI Aviation’s Flight School was more than worth it for him to achieve his and his father’s dream.

Uy, a 23-year-old student in the flight school, recently just entered OMNI Aviation. After graduating in Centro Escolar University with a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management, he, with the support of his parents, decided that it was time for him to tread the path he has always wanted.

The Struggles along the Way

Kian admitted that being a cadet in training comes with a lot of obstacles. During his first week in the ground school, it was a struggle for him because everything was new. After two years since he graduate in college, he had to do plenty of adjustments.

After a week in the school, his body clock had to adjust to the daily schedule in OMNI Aviation. It was in his first week in the flight school when he experienced flunking almost all the subjects because he hasn’t fully adjusted to the academics.

During his training days, Uy’s most challenging moment happened. He honestly felt like quitting.

He shared, “During my flight with my flight instructor, I felt bad after being told that I wasn’t doing the process right. Our instructor was still mad at me during our flight day. After our debriefing, I decided to go home and told myself that I can’t do this anymore. I thought, ‘I can never be a pilot because I don’t see any improvement.’ But then I thought of my family. I realized that I was doing this for them. That struck me so hard that I got back on my feet.

After pushing himself to do his very best at improving, Kian shared that he earned praises from his flight instructor. He said, “I learned a lot from our flight instructor. I knew what I had to do then, and I am more than determined to keep on doing it until I reach the finish line.”

The Inspiration

Uy mentioned earlier that it was the thought of his family that pushed him to work hard and improve. When asked about what keeps him going, he answered, “What keeps me going? My family, especially my Mom and Dad. I just want my father to retire from his work and I want to take my mother somewhere she’s always dreamed of going.”

He shared that his father has always wanted him to become a pilot. After working for 2 years as a ground staff in the Philippine Airlines, he met a lot of pilots. “The inspired me to pursue my dreams, as well. My parents really invested on this, too, just to show how much they support me in reaching my goal.”

The End Goal

Kian knows it’s not an easy path, the one that he’s currently taking. But he’s determined to do it.

“I want to be an Airline Pilot. Hopefully, I’ll land in the Philippine Airlines because that’s where I started before entering the Pilot Training School here in OMNI Aviation. I want to continue my journey there because I learned to love the work even as a Ground Staff,” he explained.

To people who also dream of the same thing that Uy dreams of, he remarked, “To those who dream to become a pilot, [I say] pursue it because this career lets you do the coolest thing: to fly a plane on your own.”

It’s true, it’s the road rarely travelled. Kian said so himself. It seems like a costly and impossible dream for some, but if you have the heart and the will, that’s all you’ll truly ever need to enter the flight school to become a pilot someday.

The life of a pilot is often the road less travelled. And it’s not that hard to see why. For Kian Uy, entering OMNI Aviation’s Flight School was more than worth it for him to achieve his and his father’s dream.

Uy, a 23-year-old student in the flight school, recently just entered OMNI Aviation. After graduating in Centro Escolar University with a Bachelor’s degree in Tourism Management, he, with the support of his parents, decided that it was time for him to tread the path he has always wanted.

The Struggles along the Way

Kian admitted that being a cadet in training comes with a lot of obstacles. During his first week in the ground school, it was a struggle for him because everything was new. After two years since he graduate in college, he had to do plenty of adjustments.

After a week in the school, his body clock had to adjust to the daily schedule in OMNI Aviation. It was in his first week in the flight school when he experienced flunking almost all the subjects because he hasn’t fully adjusted to the academics.

During his training days, Uy’s most challenging moment happened. He honestly felt like quitting.

He shared, “During my flight with my flight instructor, I felt bad after being told that I wasn’t doing the process right. Our instructor was still mad at me during our flight day. After our debriefing, I decided to go home and told myself that I can’t do this anymore. I thought, ‘I can never be a pilot because I don’t see any improvement.’ But then I thought of my family. I realized that I was doing this for them. That struck me so hard that I got back on my feet.

After pushing himself to do his very best at improving, Kian shared that he earned praises from his flight instructor. He said, “I learned a lot from our flight instructor. I knew what I had to do then, and I am more than determined to keep on doing it until I reach the finish line.”

The Inspiration

Uy mentioned earlier that it was the thought of his family that pushed him to work hard and improve. When asked about what keeps him going, he answered, “What keeps me going? My family, especially my Mom and Dad. I just want my father to retire from his work and I want to take my mother somewhere she’s always dreamed of going.”

He shared that his father has always wanted him to become a pilot. After working for 2 years as a ground staff in the Philippine Airlines, he met a lot of pilots. “The inspired me to pursue my dreams, as well. My parents really invested on this, too, just to show how much they support me in reaching my goal.”

The End Goal

Kian knows it’s not an easy path, the one that he’s currently taking. But he’s determined to do it.

“I want to be an Airline Pilot. Hopefully, I’ll land in the Philippine Airlines because that’s where I started before entering the Pilot Training School here in OMNI Aviation. I want to continue my journey there because I learned to love the work even as a Ground Staff,” he explained.

To people who also dream of the same thing that Uy dreams of, he remarked, “To those who dream to become a pilot, [I say] pursue it because this career lets you do the coolest thing: to fly a plane on your own.”

It’s true, it’s the road rarely travelled. Kian said so himself. It seems like a costly and impossible dream for some, but if you have the heart and the will, that’s all you’ll truly ever need to enter the flight school to become a pilot someday.

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A Mother’s Love

Imagine you are at the airport, waving good-bye to your loved ones. You’re about to fly that plane. You see your mother waving her hand. You may be at least 10 feet apart.

You see her smile.

You head on to the plane. You’re ready to fly a hundred passengers to their destination.

Your mother, who carried you for nine months in her womb, slowly walks toward her car. She clasps her hands together praying to God that you have a safe flight.

Her forehead creases as she worries. But she prays with all her might for your protection. Tears run down her cheeks as walks towards the exit.

Loving Selflessly – Always

Mothers embody selflessness. Since you were conceived, your mother gave everything to you. Her body for your home and her heart so you can have all the love in the world.

Just imagine how every day since you were a kid, you had your breakfast ready. All you had to do was eat. That’s your mother.

Remember when you thought you won’t be able to submit a project due the next day? Your mom stayed with you the whole night just to help you finish the task.

When you thought you won’t make it through college? Your mother kept on pushing you to your limits not just because she wanted to but because she needed to.

You are your mother’s world.

Defining Unconditional Love

We often forget that our mothers paid the ultimate sacrifice for us. There’s nothing else that matters in this world for a mother but to see her son or daughter happy, healthy, and fulfilled.

Motherhood doesn’t end after graduation. Motherhood doesn’t end at all.

She will do everything – anything – just to make sure that her child grows up to be what he or she dreams to be. She will never stop pushing you – sometimes, a bit too hard – until you reach what you want in life.

A mother never gets tired of doing anything for her offspring. That’s what we call unconditional love.

A Mother Deserves It All – And More

The next time you’re on that flight, kiss your mother like there’s no tomorrow. She deserves every act of love in the world, as you are her world.

Embrace her with assurance that you will be safe. She needs that – to know that her child will return home safe.

Smile at her with warmth, expressing that she means so much to you. She should always feel that every day is Mother’s Day.

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A Letter to Mothers

Mom, Mommy, Nang, ‘Nay, Mama

From the bottom of our hearts, we give you all our love. It’s now time to repay you for everything that you have done for all of us.

Let us take it from here. You wanted to give us the best life. Thank you.

Now, it’s our turn to give you the best life that you can have.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Imagine you are at the airport, waving good-bye to your loved ones. You’re about to fly that plane. You see your mother waving her hand. You may be at least 10 feet apart.

You see her smile.

You head on to the plane. You’re ready to fly a hundred passengers to their destination.

Your mother, who carried you for nine months in her womb, slowly walks toward her car. She clasps her hands together praying to God that you have a safe flight.

Her forehead creases as she worries. But she prays with all her might for your protection. Tears run down her cheeks as walks towards the exit.

Loving Selflessly – Always

Mothers embody selflessness. Since you were conceived, your mother gave everything to you. Her body for your home and her heart so you can have all the love in the world.

Just imagine how every day since you were a kid, you had your breakfast ready. All you had to do was eat. That’s your mother.

Remember when you thought you won’t be able to submit a project due the next day? Your mom stayed with you the whole night just to help you finish the task.

When you thought you won’t make it through college? Your mother kept on pushing you to your limits not just because she wanted to but because she needed to.

You are your mother’s world.

Defining Unconditional Love

We often forget that our mothers paid the ultimate sacrifice for us. There’s nothing else that matters in this world for a mother but to see her son or daughter happy, healthy, and fulfilled.

Motherhood doesn’t end after graduation. Motherhood doesn’t end at all.

She will do everything – anything – just to make sure that her child grows up to be what he or she dreams to be. She will never stop pushing you – sometimes, a bit too hard – until you reach what you want in life.

A mother never gets tired of doing anything for her offspring. That’s what we call unconditional love.

A Mother Deserves It All – And More

The next time you’re on that flight, kiss your mother like there’s no tomorrow. She deserves every act of love in the world, as you are her world.

Embrace her with assurance that you will be safe. She needs that – to know that her child will return home safe.

Smile at her with warmth, expressing that she means so much to you. She should always feel that every day is Mother’s Day.

***

A Letter to Mothers

Mom, Mommy, Nang, ‘Nay, Mama

From the bottom of our hearts, we give you all our love. It’s now time to repay you for everything that you have done for all of us.

Let us take it from here. You wanted to give us the best life. Thank you.

Now, it’s our turn to give you the best life that you can have.

Happy Mother’s Day!

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IATA Exam: A Test for Success

Working in the travel and airline industries is not an easy task. It requires commitment and patience in undertaking the necessary training and exams. With this comes the globally renowned exam from the International Airport Transportation Association (IATA). The regulating body conducts a test for individuals working in the industry.

Captain Eleazar “Ely” Cayago shares his experience on taking the said exam. Here’s what you need to know:

The IATA Exam Experience

Accoding to Captain Cayago, the IATA exam served as a new experience. It was very challenging, as all exams are, but it came out as a fulfilling task for him. As an Operations Compliance Manager and a Quality Manager [dunno what HOT – PTS stands for], he needed to take the test.

He prepared for the exam by diligently reading. The captain relied on focus and dedication. Those served as his motivation in preparing and reviewing before the IATA test.

Cayago revealed that the exam helped him tremendously. He learned new things outside his comfort zone. The captain also shared that the test covered today’s airline finance and accounting management.

Perseverance is the Key

Based on Captain Cayago’s experience and sentiments, the IATA exam is worth a shot. It may not be as easy as it sounds, but the results come in heaps of blessings for airline and aviation professionals.

The key is to remain resilient in preparing for the exam. Nothing worth having ever comes easy. As excellent leaders in the airline industry, the IATA tests the qualifications of each individual. The goal is to measure up to what the industry expects and needs.

Working in the travel and airline industries is not an easy task. It requires commitment and patience in undertaking the necessary training and exams. With this comes the globally renowned exam from the International Airport Transportation Association (IATA). The regulating body conducts a test for individuals working in the industry.

Captain Eleazar “Ely” Cayago shares his experience on taking the said exam. Here’s what you need to know:

The IATA Exam Experience

Accoding to Captain Cayago, the IATA exam served as a new experience. It was very challenging, as all exams are, but it came out as a fulfilling task for him. As an Operations Compliance Manager and a Quality Manager [dunno what HOT – PTS stands for], he needed to take the test.

He prepared for the exam by diligently reading. The captain relied on focus and dedication. Those served as his motivation in preparing and reviewing before the IATA test.

Cayago revealed that the exam helped him tremendously. He learned new things outside his comfort zone. The captain also shared that the test covered today’s airline finance and accounting management.

Perseverance is the Key

Based on Captain Cayago’s experience and sentiments, the IATA exam is worth a shot. It may not be as easy as it sounds, but the results come in heaps of blessings for airline and aviation professionals.

The key is to remain resilient in preparing for the exam. Nothing worth having ever comes easy. As excellent leaders in the airline industry, the IATA tests the qualifications of each individual. The goal is to measure up to what the industry expects and needs.

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