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Andrew Liu Tops Nadi Pacific Flying School

A dream came true for Andrew Liu. The 18-year-old was among the more 30 students who graduated  during the Pacific Flying School’s Class of 2020 & 2019 Wing’s Night at
05 Dec 2020 15:20
Andrew Liu Tops Nadi Pacific Flying School
Andrew Liu, was among the more than 30 students who graduated during the Pacific Flying School’s Class of 2020 and 2019 Wing’s Night at the Novotel Hotel Nadi, on November 4, 2020. Photo: Maraia Vula.

A dream came true for Andrew Liu.

The 18-year-old was among the more 30 students who graduated  during the Pacific Flying School’s Class of 2020 & 2019 Wing’s Night at the Novotel Hotel Nadi, yesterday.

Andrew attained his Commercial Pilots Licence and also scooped the Student of the Year Award.

The former Yat Sen Secondary School, was a private student. He thanked his parents who are commercial agriculture farmers for financially supporting him throughout his studies.

Born and raised in Suva, Andrew said Pacific Flying School was like one of the flight schools that he had been scouting since he was in primary school ever since he wanted to be a pilot.

“The first time I went on aeroplane with my mother, I was five-years-old, we went to China.

“Ever since that first experience I have always wanted to become a pilot and I’ve been reading about Pacific Flying School.

“So that’s why after I graduated from Year 12 at Yat Sen, I applied and came into the school.”

When he first entered Pacific Flying School, the management and staff of the school were very accommodative.

“It’s a good school with a good environment, friendly students, good instructors, good staff and management .

“The teaching environment is good. Like, if you need help or if you have questions, you’ll be able to talk to the instructors and they really try their best to help you. And the flying experience and environment is good.

For Andrew it took him nine months of hardworking and sacrifice to attain his commercial pilot license

“I came into the school and enrolled and started classes in January, but we started flying around February.

“I got my licence early November, so that’s roughly around nine months, we  had flight training as well and also took around nine months to complete with all the six separate subjects.

“My plan now is to try and apply for one of the airlines in Fiji, probably Fiji Airways, and then see from there.”

He thanked the school’s ground and flight instructors, for their support.

“I would like to thank my ground instructor Ms Ateca Moi, she was always there for us when we needed her, and she was there for me during my tests. She’s helped me a lot, and she’s helped me get to where I am right now.

“Without her, I wouldn’t be where I am, and my two other flight instructors that helped me during my flight.

“I would thank my parents for supporting me and giving me the opportunity to study and fly at Pacific Flying School.

“They helped me fulfill my dream of becoming a pilot when I was five and has always been my priority.”

 

Advice

He says: “If you really want to pursue a career in aviation or become one a pilot, then you would have to really work hard for it.

“It’s not like a thing where you can just flick and just get there. You have to work hard and you need support from your families and friends and teachers, so they can help you with your studies, and support you in school.

“I would definitely recommend the Pacific Flying School if you are planning to study to become a pilot.”

The management, staff and students also remembered the late flight instructor Iliesa Tawalo and late student Merelesita Lutu.

Feedback:  maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj

 

 


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