Philippine Air Force Welcomes 60 Full-Fleged Military Pilots

Submitted by AFPAO on Sat, 05/04/2024 - 10:45

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) proudly welcomed 60 new military pilots during a graduation ceremony held at Fernando Air Base on May 3, 2024 with LTGEN STEPHEN P PARREÑO PAF, Commanding General of the PAF, as the Guest of Honor.

These graduates from Military Pilot Training (MPT) Class 2024 Alpha, successfully completed the rigorous MPT course at PAF Flying School. Among them are 53 male and 7 female officers, all now adorned with the Aeronautical Badge.

During the said event, special awards were given to the following:

COMMANDING GENERAL’S MEDAL AWARD

(For obtaining the highest over-all rating in the conduct of MPT Class 2024A)

2LT ANGELEO ADRIAN O PEÑAFLOR PAF

AETDC COMMANDER’S MEDAL AWARD

(For obtaining the 2nd highest over-all rating in the conduct of MPT Class 2024A)

2LT CZARINA YVONNE B GERVACIO PAF

AETDC DEPUTY COMMANDER’S MEDAL AWARD

(For obtaining the 3rd highest over-all rating in the conduct of MPT Class 2024A)

1LT JOSEPH GENE L GOC-ONG PAF 

MCMICKING AWARD

(For obtaining the highest rating in all phases of flying in the conduct of MPT Class 2024A)

2LT MARK JOSHUA M ROMERO PAF 

VICENTE RIVERA AWARD

(For obtaining highest over-all rating in Instrument Flying in the conduct of MPT Class 2024A)

1LT ENRIQUE T GAZMIN PAF 

PAFFS COMMANDANT’S MEDAL

(For obtaining the highest over-all rating in Academic Phase of the conduct of MPT Class 2023A)

2LT ANGELEO ADRIAN O PEÑAFLOR PAF 

OUTSTANDING GRADUATE (For obtaining an overall weighted average grade of 95% or higher with no average grade lower than 90% in any major areas of evaluation)

2LT ALFRETZ N BRIGOLE PAF 

DISTINGUISHED GRADUATES

(For obtaining an overall weighted average grade of 92% or higher with no average grade lower than 85% in any major areas of evaluation)

2LT MICHAEL KENNETH C BRILLANTES PAF

2LT JAY ROME A AZANZA PAF

LTGEN PARREÑO expressed his immense pride and extended his heartfelt congratulations to the newly graduated military aviators. He emphasized the importance of the "4Ps" – Preparation, Perspective, Passion, and Prayer – as guiding principles for their future endeavors. These principles, he stressed, will be instrumental in ensuring they perform their aviation duties with excellence and prioritize safety above all else.

In his remarks, the CG, PAF further challenged the newly minted pilots to uphold the highest standards of discipline, professionalism, and safety. He then emphasized their role in ensuring the continued success of the force.