CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Pampanga – Since the launch of the activity in 2013, Alpha Aviation Group’s Airline Pilot Career Orientation has not just been an avenue for promoting the company and its flagship programs. To a greater extent, it has become a means to educate aviation enthusiasts about the latest trends and updates in the global aviation / airline industry as well as the opportunities, expansions and growth expected in the forthcoming years.
Disruptions and changes may have dawned the entire industry for the past several months due to COVID-19 but for AAG, the advocacy continues. Last June 27, the AAGP team, headed by the Marketing & Sales Department, organized and conducted its first-ever Online Airline Pilot Career Orientation with the theme, “Future proofing the aviation industry: the value of pilot training during a pandemic”. The free learning session was attended by roughly 250 participants via zoom and almost 200 participants via simulcast on Facebook. Alpha Aviation Group’s Regional Director for Asia Pacific, Mr. Cristopher Magdangal, was one of the resource speakers. He underscored the industry’s resilience amidst the challenges it faced in the past and how it bounced back after being hit by previous outbreaks and catastrophes. He emphasized the signs of recovery that are slowly emerging and with the prediction of a 2-year recovery period for the industry, this claims still stands: that pilots are and still will be needed in the coming years. RD Cris’ lecture was followed by a presentation about AAG and its readiness for the “New Normal”. Alpha Aviation Group’s Chief of Staff, Mr. Ruel Rombaoa, delivered a presentation about AAG, its advocacies and its role in the recovery of the industry. He highlighted AAG’s commitment to help in the society’s fight against COVID-19, support the industry’s recovery and its readiness to operate under “New Normal” conditions and “Strictly Controlled” environment. The last resource speaker discussed the details of the “Study Now, Pay Later Program”, a partnership between AAG and RCBC. Ms. Kert Olivas from RCBC provided an overview of the program, the application process and requirements and all the pertinent information needed by interested applicants.
Towards the end of the learning session, the resource speakers addressed the questions and queries of the participants during the Q&A part. A video for a virtual tour was also shown to provide participants with a glimpse on how things are done the AAG way. At the end of the learning session, the first 10 participants who were able to accomplish the post activity survey were chosen as winners of limited edition AAG merchandise.
This is just the first of the many more online learning sessions and orientations that AAG will conduct as it continues to adapt to the changes brought about by the “New Normal”. AAG will continue with its advocacy on educating and encouraging the public to take part in the recovery, growth and advancement of the entire aviation industry.