Airlifters Fly PMA Cadets To Southern Cruise

11 May 2017

Two C-130 Aircraft from the 220th Airlift Wing performed early morning sorties to bring PMA cadets and support personnel from La Union to Puerto Princesa, Palawan today, May 11, 2017.

In order to accommodate 400 plus cadets, the C-130 aircrew have to fly back to back sorties to ensure that no one will be left behind.

Accordingly, the Southern Cruise has various goals, foremost of which is to enhance knowledge and awareness of the cadets on the different units of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. The activity is also intended to enable the cadets to engage with stakeholders and taxpayers who are responsible for the PMA scholarship; enable cadets to learn the diverse culture of the people in places that they visit and finally for the cadets out to different communities so people could see them not just in television but also in person.

Furthermore, the Southern Cruise is a PMA marketing effort aimed to increase number of applicants or prospective students. Another flight sorties will be performed in the next days to bring them from Puerto Princesa to Zamboanga City with the same objectives.

Courtesy of: 220th AW