Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines – Thirteen (13) cadets hailing from batches 45, 53, 59, and 62 of AAG’s Airline Pilot Program (APP), along with three (3) CPL holders who completed their training in other pilot schools, were formally inducted into the First Officer Transition (FOT) Program on 26 September 2023. This momentous occasion marks the successful conclusion of their rigorous training, paving the way for their forthcoming transition as FOs in the commercial airline industry.
In his welcome remarks, Capt. Anthony Tan (AAGP Head of Training) lauded the trainees for their determination and milestone achievement. He also provided an overview of the aviation industry and highlighted the importance of the A320 type rating course in advancing their careers as pilots.
Capt. Vicente Casibang II (AAGP Accountable Manager), also present in the ceremony, underscored the importance of knowledge, discipline and attitude in achieving success as a pilot. “Embrace the opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills, as it’s the key to mastering the skies. In aviation, every lesson is a step towards becoming a more competent pilot,” Capt. Casibang said.
The FOT Program is designed based on ICAO’s Competency-Based Training and Assessment (CBTA) principles, complies with PCAR, and follows the latest Airbus procedures and standards. It covers key modules such as Multi Crew Cooperation (MCC), Jet Orientation Training (JOT), and Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT), and can be completed in approximately three (3) months. (AAG News)