Cebu Pacific organized a reception for the first batch of cadets to graduate from its Cadet Pilot Program. The 12 cadets arrived in Manila after completing 14 months of training at Flight Training Adelaide in Australia. This was in addition to ground school courses taken in the Philippines.
The first batch of CEB cadet pilots include Martha May De Leon, Darryl Dave Ditucalan, Rydale Pintor, Kayrwin Kirch Remolona, Jose Angelo Santos, Paulo Martin Concepcion, Ardreen Reguyal, Lorenzo Miguel Montinola, Ian John Satentes, Geronimo Miguel Mantes, Aaron Jhun Bernabe and Dexie Jay Aljas.
The cadets will need to complete further mandatory training and fulfill other requirements before they earn their commercial licenses to become full-fledged first officers at CEB.
The CEB Cadet Pilot Program is a full scholarship that includes 56 weeks of integrated flight training, flight theory and other education courses. After completion of the program, cadet pilots are guaranteed employment at CEB and will be assigned to fly both domestic and international routes.
This article first appeared in the August 2019 issue of Smile magazine.