Skydiving soon to be offered in Zambo

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By Dominic I. Sanchez (EDT/DIS/PIA9-Zamboanga City)

ZAMBOANGA CITY (PIA) --The Southern City Colleges (SCC) School of Aviation will soon add skydiving to their services by October this year.

Other services include intensive pilot training, aerial tours, chartered flights and medical evacuation in selected destinations in the peninsula.

Edwin Caliolio, SCC president , said this school “is the first of its kind in the region”.

“With this school and its services, we are looking to promote tourism in the city and in the adjacent areas,” he said.

Moreover, Caliolio said they are looking forward to partner with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) for courses on aircraft maintenance within 2 to 3 years.

The SCC School of Aviation fleet consists of 3 Cessna 172s (4-seaters), 1 Beechcraft Baron (6-seater) and 1 Cessna Citation (9-seater). A Bell Helicopter will be an addition to the fleet in the coming days.

Meanwhile, the first batch of students of the SCC School of Aviation has just began their pilot training recently with an orientation and are hopeful to earn their wings after 18 months of intensive and professional training.

The premiere aviation school in this part of the country opened its doors and unveiled its facilities, complete with a state of the art flight simulator.

Captain Frank Marvin Uy, chief ground instructor, said within 18 months, the students will undergo rigorous ground and air trainings including solo flights. After the training, they will be eligible for their commercial pilot license, and eventually apply for commercial flight pilots with high compensation and benefits.