Archive for October, 2009

Click for a Cause

YESTERDAY (Friday) at 1630, we unveiled a Cessna 172 displayed for the first time at the car park of SM North Wing here in Cebu. At 1730, we cut the ribbon at the mixed display on the second floor of SM North Wing. Meanwhile, at the foot of the escalator going up, the flyable, remote-controlled, 6-foot wingspan DC-3 model aircraft from Cebu Aeromodellers Club was displayed. More models are exhibited upstairs, including the pylon race-winning model of Jay Jay Neri. On the main display area are the photo entries of participants.

The 5052 SRS Search and Rescue Briefing will be done at the display area too. First Lieutenant Ivy — a lady pilot from the 220th Airlift Wing — will discuss careers in the Air Force. Aviatour will give a presentation on civil aviation careers. Depending on relevance, I am prepared to brief the public about the unifying efforts of ASPI. The, PAF: Wings of the Nation documentary of the  will be played.

I’ve asked Cebu Pacific for Flight Attendants to be there too so we can have a complete mix of Commercial, Military, General Aviation and Sports and Hobbyists.

Please pray for the continued success of this endeavor, as we plan for the bigger Airport Static Display on December 18, in line with our 19th Anniversary of MCIA. This event will include General Aviation and Air Force aircraft, plus airport Equipment like Fire Engines, Trauma Vans, and others. We will open the Southwest Ramp to the public for the first time.  We may also have the Lino Zapanta’s History Series for the Air Force and Civil Aviation buffs. Hopefully, we can start work on the Gen Av museum in Mactan!

Let’s go fly high gents, or IN ALTUM VOLA

Click for a Cause

Click for a Cause
Click For A Cause was started by Aviatour as a photo contest. This year they’re bringing in the Mactan Cebu International Airport, the Philippine Air Force (Air Reserve Center, 5052 Search and Rescue Squadron), Cebu Aeromodellers Club, and Cebu Pacific Airlines to participate. As a result, the event promotes the ASPI’s goal of unity towards aviation development.

A live Cessna 172 will be in place at the car park area in the entry area of SM Northwing. Cebu Aeromodellers will put up a 7x6ft DC-3 model at the entry lobby. At the second floor will be the photo exhibits, booths, and briefing area.

View the poster here.

There were already two press conferences on the event and these were published in two of the leading newspapers in Cebu. For two successive Saturdays, Aviatour with MCIAA and sponsors a hosted tour of aviation facilities and aircraft for two groups of orphans and staff.

The unveiling of the Cessna aircraft and the ribbon cutting of the exhibit will be at 1600H of October 23, 2009.