VISITING pilot from the Philippines has estimated that between 80 to 90 per cent of pilots flying in the skies of PNG are expatriates.
Captain Madhu Puliyankalath said this is a huge workforce in a lucrative industry which locals can capably replace.
He said flying academies in Philippines are offering quality and affordable pilot training which should be tapped into by PNG students.
Capt Puliyankalah told students, teachers and parents at the Education Development Services Secondary School that a commercial pilot licence can be obtained for as little as K110,000 in his country and it would be valid in PNG. Capt Puliyankalah who is head of training at Royhle Flight Training Academy in Cebu Province said they are enrolling grade 10 and 12 students for direct pilot training in their academy.
With only 180 hours of flying hours, Capt Puliyankalah said students receive their commercial pilot licence. He said the academy is a professional aviation school offering high quality pilot training for private and commercial flights, multi engine operations and flight instructor training.
Capt Puliyankalah stressed that they provide personalised services and continue to monitor students’ progress in every theoretical and practical aspects of flight.
Executive consultant of Paradise International Education Consultancy Jensen Chow said pilots are highly-paid and many students in PNG should pursue this profession.
Mr Chow’s firm facilitates PNG students to study in the Philippines, especially in Cebu and Manila.
The executive director of the secondary school, John Wipa Rumints announced that his school will award the top eight students scholarships to study in Philippines universities and academies, like the Royhle academy, through arrangements with Paradise Education Consultancy.
Mr Rumints said four students will undertake pilot training at Royhle. The arrangement will see many PNG students graduating with flying colours. Post courier
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