Turning Childhood Dream Into Reality: A Student Pilot’s Story
We all have our own dreams when we were still young and carefree but those dreams eventually change as we grow up and realize an easier path we really want to take — but not for Adrian Justin “AJ” Puno.
AJ’s fascination of planes when he was a kid is still vibrant in his memories as he now trains to be a pilot at OMNI Airline Training Academy in Clark, Pampanga.
“Usually airplane rides are the highlight of my trip in instances where my family would plan outings to other cities during my summer breaks. The thrill of taking off, cruising, and even the turbulence were among the things I clearly enjoyed when I was flying as a kid,” the 22-year-old student pilot shared.
AJ said he is pursuing his dream of becoming a pilot after taking up a business degree with the support of his family. With this, AJ plans to make his family an inspiration so he could give back all the love and support he have received.
Due to his motivation and determination to become a pilot, AJ bravely faced the challenges that came in his way. “There will be times where in you would want to give up, especially in overwhelming scenarios. Fully understanding the airplane, the weather, instruments, navigation are among the things you need to be a pro about and it isn’t easy especially when you initially have zero knowledge on the subject matters,” he recalled.
“There were many sleepless nights for me when I was reviewing in an effort to pass these requirements, but I believe, with perseverance and hard work, one can overcome these challenges,” he furthered.
“Going through these things also require support from my friends, specifically my batchmates namely Haiazhem Perito, John Robert Rodolfo and Jake Nieves who made living independently away from home a much more tolerable and enjoyable experience. Requirements can be draining but the feeling of going home to super fun and supportive friends take the stress away.”
He added that OMNI Aviation became one of the stepping stones in turning his childhood dream into reality. AJ said he trusts OMNI wherein the training they provide will help him to become not just a pilot, but a quality pilot.
“It is a school that focuses on producing quality pilots. Some of the best in the country, in my honest opinion. They have been around for quite some time and I believe their name rings a bell in the industry,” he explained.
Among what AJ have learned from OMNI are the basic of knowledge on how to fly a plane, having the right mindset, humility, and self-discipline needed in the aviation industry.
In his eight months of training, AJ has certified that OMNI would be the best school for aspiring pilots like him. He advised those you have dreamt or dream to become a pilot, to love and pursue it.
OMNI Aviation has served the like of AJ who dreams to be a world-class pilot. With the 25 years of service, OMNI Aviation has produced pilots in the country because of their highest standards of flight training with the emphasis on safety and professionalism needed in the industry.