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Two Captains Have Cause To Celebrate

Captain Christina Zoing is the third female jet captain for Fiji Airways. Her promotion was announced on the national airlines social media platform. Captain Zoing is now a qualified Pilot
29 Dec 2021 12:40
Two Captains Have Cause To Celebrate
Captain Christina Zoing (left) has qualified to be Pilot in Command in the Fiji Airways Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet and Captain Emosi Ravosai with his wife, Lusi during his graduation at the Fiji Maritime Academy, as a Class Three captain.

Captain Christina Zoing is the third female jet captain for Fiji Airways.

Her promotion was announced on the national airlines social media platform.

Captain Zoing is now a qualified Pilot in Command in its Boeing 737 MAX fleet, Fiji Airways said.

 

Captain Seini Koroitamana Cornish became Fiji Airways’ first woman captain of a wide bodied aircraft (Airbus A330).

Captain Selai Saumi is the airline’s first female Jet aircraft Captain.

 

Balanced And Fun
Meanwhile, Captain Zoing’s first cousin Megan Zoing said: “She worked so hard for that, even during COVID-19.

“She did not lose hope.”

According to her family, Captain Zoing has served the aviation sector for some 15 years.

 

She was described by her cousin as ‘balanced, and fun to be with’.

Fiji Airways’ announcement was made through the social media announcement, in a move that finishes off 2021 with an impact.

Fiji Airways is expected to make formal announcements on Captain Zoing during the week.

She is the daughter of Maxie Zoing – a former teacher and Labasa and Fiji soccer defender.

 

Nadoria’s First
On the other side of the mainland, the family of ship’s Captain Emosi Ravosai concluded a four-in-one celebration.

His elated mother, Alisi, said the family celebrated Captain Ravosai’s graduation which coincided with his birthday, his father’s recent retirement, and a house-warming ceremony.

The Nadoria-native of Rewa, is a Class Three sea captain, after he graduated with a Diploma In Nautical Science from the Maritime Academy.

 

Following the celebration, Mrs Ravosai learnt that her son had made history for the Rewa village.

“He has set a record by becoming the first sea captain in the village of Naduria,”she said.

Captain Ravosai refused to comment.

 

However, a family member said his upbringing and three children were reasons behind his efforts to succeed.

“The only time I ever saw him smile was when he announced his decision to join the maritime school,” his mother Alisi said.

“Before that defining moment, he was not too sure about a career path.”

 

His wife Lusi said he raised the bar for his children to live by.

“He believes in hard work; that nothing good comes easy; and that it’s important to be patient,” she said.

“Above all else, he lives by one belief – put God first in everything you do, and everything will fall in place for you.”

 

Feedback: frederica.elbourne@fijisun.com.fj



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