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Aviation Society Easter

Hi Everyone,

  • There has been a lot of developments in Philippine Aviation over the last ten years:
    • More players in Commercial Aviation,
    • the coming of Executive Jets in General Aviation,
    • increased capability in Military Aviation, especially for Air Defense.
    • Sports Aviation has been the most active too.
  • However Airports have been quite slow in responding to increased flights. No decision yet on the next International Gateway.
  • MROs are confined to NAIA and Clark

But Aviation continues to be the prime mover in everything.


Dan Francia

Good Morning, Board of Trustees

Our nation is in a transition. And our Anniversary falls on July 1, our 9th. Nothing much much can be done on inviting a guest for lunch or dinner small group meeting.

Our friend, Ben Manga, former EVP at CIAC has an inside ‘access’ to incoming Secretary DOTC Tugade. I mentioned to Ben that the Aviation Society is existing, and that we could present a level of expertise in various fields of Aviation about subject matter and qualified persons.

May I have ideas on what to do, in the meantime, in quiet celebration of our Anniversary this July 1?

Initial Activity for ASPI

ASPI Colleagues: Among our initial activities I am willing to conduct a half day public education seminar either in the PAL Museum or the Air Force Officers’ School which hopefully we can get for free. The subject can be the history of Philippine aviation from the American occupation to contemporary times. Not very many know the real story. Let’s open it to the public. We can collectively campaign by email among industry friends. If agreeable the concerned working groups can start the ball rolling.

Best regards to all,

Lino Zapanta