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13 AAG cadet pilots successfully complete first solo flights

Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines – Thirteen (13) AAG cadet pilots ascended to new heights as they earned their wings and additional stripes on their epaulets last 21 July 2023, after successfully completing their first solo flights.

Capt. Joseph David (AAG International Center for Aviation Training or AICAT Chief Flight Instructor) and Capt. Christian Louis Cabatic (AICAT Chief Ground Instructor) addressed the cadets and their families, underscoring the value of a two-pronged support mechanism co-owned by trainors and parents to ensure success in pilot training.

13 AAG cadet pilots

In his congratulatory message, Capt. Gaudencio Maniano (AICAT Accountable Manager) lauded the cadets for their perseverance, determination and unwavering commitment to achieving their dreams.

Cadet Leif Wayne Young (Airline Pilot Program 02-2023 Batch Representative) provided a glimpse of their experience on training. “We have definitely come a long way, filled with many ups and downs, but I am proud to say that we have all made it. Much like an airplane, we take off against the wind. Against the hardships, challenges, or obstacles that have come our way, we were able to rise above and take to the skies” he shared.

cadet pilots successfully complete first solo flights

The highlight of the event was the pinning of wings and changing of epaulets facilitated by Capt. Maniano, Capt. David and Capt. Cabatic accompanied by the families and loved ones of the cadets. (AAG Corporate Affairs)