Wednesday, September 28, 2022

21-anyos nga taga banwa sang Isabela sa Negros Occidental, isa na ka Piloto sa New Zealand

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NEW ZEALAND—Paghimakas, kaisog kag determinasyon. Ini ang nangin capital sang Pilipino nga si Christian Pauyl Guero, 21-anyos kag masobra na sa lima ka tuig nga residente sa New Zealand antes sini nalambot ang iya nga ginahandum nga Commercial Pilot License ukon CPL sini lamang nga Agosto 17, 2021. Nag-umpisa ang iya nga handum nga mangin piloto sadtong bata pa lamang siya sa ila nga hometown sa Isabela sa probinsya sang Negros Occidental.

“It all started back in my village when I heard these buzzing noises of what I thought at that time was bees. But when I saw and realized that it was a plane, I knew at that point that I wanted to be a pilot and be in that mind boggling machine. And since then, it’s always been my passion and goal. No one in my family has aviation related history plus we were not really the class of family who can afford such a career,” pahayag ni Christian.

Nagasamo nga kakulba kag excitement ang iya nga nabatyagan sa iya una nga flight.

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“My first flight ever was last March 12, 2018 which was a (Discovery Flight) offered by New Zealand International Commercial Pilot Academy which would later then become my flight training school. Sobrang kinakabahan ako pero at the same time na-e-excite din kasi it’s always been something I wanted to do.”

Wala nangin madali para kay Christian ang makuha ang iya nga CPL. Sa pagkamatuod pa gani diri, halos nag-untat na siya sadto sang wala ini nakapasar sa una nga exam para sa PPL ukon private pilot license nga requirement antes makuha ang CPL.

“At that point po, I really thought talaga na I might not be able to do this (pursue) this career because of how gnarly it is. And I got to the point that I went home to (Hawera, NZ) so I could ask for my parents support/advice and whether I should continue because I can’t even do the exam.

But then I thought to myself that if I give up now, how will I make my dream become a reality, istorya ni Christian.

Indi lahog-lahog ang mag-eskwela sang pagkapiloto sa New Zealand, bangud magluwas na ang magasto, madamo pa sang exams kag training nga pagaagyan ang mga estudyante. Masami nga nagadangat sa masobra sa apat ka milyon ka pesos ang galastuhan para lamang nga makuha sang CPL sa pungsod.

“If ikaw ay gusto mong maging piloto. Bare in mind that this course is very expensive. So if you can work para makapag-save ka nang pera para sa iyong course then you should. Kasi ganun yung ginawa ko. High School pa lang po ako dito sa New Zealand (2018) nagpapart-time work na ako sa Supermarket to earn money towards my dream of becoming a pilot and after nun hindi pa rin ako Permanent Resident Visa Holder ng New Zealand kaya hindi ako eligible sa Student Loan so nag full-time work po ako sa supermarket stocking shelves.

At nakapag-ipon po ako to afford my Student Living cost…In terms of financial resources, I was very lucky to have my parents especially a family friend of ours who sponsored me and believed in me that I can do it and they never hesitate to provide for my needs.”

Sa karon, nagatraining si Christian agud nga mangin isa ka Flight Instructor sa NZ nga pmaagi para sa iya nga handum nga mangin piloto sang airline company.

“I plan to finish and sit the flight test first week of December 2021. Sabi nila this is one of the hardest flight tests kasi yung duration ng test is pretty much full whole day compare sa PPL at CPL flight test that is only a maximum of 3-4 hours. And if I pass it pagkatapos po nun pwede na po ako mag-train ng young aspiring pilots dito sa New Zealand…

…I plan to work as an instructor here in New Zealand and gain all the requirements needed such as Airline Transport Pilot License and Multi-Engine Instrument Rating and hours. At baka pag nakuha ko na lahat I will try and be a Filipino Pilot representative in Air New Zealand and or Qatar Airways but who can say no sa ating Philippine Airlines right?”

Mensahe sini para sa mga kaangay niya nga mga kabataan nga Pilipino nga nagahandum nga mangin piloto nga indi mag-untat sa pagpursige.

“Kung ang simpleng Filipino boy na galing sa kabukiran ng Isabela, Bacolod City can do it, never ever doubt yourself and think that you can’t. ‘Bakas lang permi a’ which translates to ‘Magsikap ka lang palagi.’”

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Jinn Siatita
Jinn Siatita
Jinn Siatita, a radio reporter and a news writer in one of the local FM radio stations in Bacolod. Honed by the best and molded by experts.

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