Seven off to Australia for pilot training

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SEVEN students from the Germaine Metropolitan Institute of Technology (GMIT) will undergo pilot training in Sunshine Coast, Australia.
The students were selected to attend the Aero-Dynamic Flight Academy (ADFA) after successfully completing their private pilot licence ground subject (PPL-GS) studies at GMIT.
School director Jerry Magalu, while commending the seven, said it was their own hard work and commitment that had earned them the opportunity.
“These seven students deserved commendation. They are hard working, committed and intelligent; that is why they have secured places to study in Australia,” he added.  
Magalu said his school was certified by ADFA, Civil Aviation Safety Authority and the National Training Council through the Office of Higher Education to conduct pilot training in the country.
He also encouraged students doing physics, chemistry and mathematics (major) in universities and national high schools to enrol at the institution.
Meanwhile, Southern Highlander Leahrina Jeff, 27, who is among the
seven students travelling to Australia next month, said she was fortunate GMIT realised her
potential and accepted her for pilot training.
“Many students with good marks are not recognised by the government.
“GMIT, however, gave me hope to pursue my dreams. I always wanted to fly when I was a child,” she said.
Her other colleagues are Peter Poyou, Peter Vinet, Maureen Cholai, Chris Aiga, Emmanuel Poka, Trevor Helepet, Gregory Laro and Clyde Kondoa.
Magalu said the curriculum used by GMIT was the same as that offered by ADFA in Australia.
He said with a flying qualification from GMIT and ADFA, one could fly anywhere in the world.