Students get insight of military and PNGDF flying school

Education

By MARJORIE FINKEO
STUDENTS at the Port Moresby National High School had the opportunity to see a PNG Defence Force helicopter close up when it landed there for the end of the school careers expo on Friday.
The helicopter was part of the careers expo for students to learn about the military and PNGDF flying school. PNGDF director for training and education Paul Ageva said landing the helicopter gave the students a demonstration about the aircraft and what PNGDF had to offer when students completed their Grade 12 and had the chance to apply for military school.
He said they had the chance to speak to the students to give them the correct information about applying to PNGDF. The BELL 212 helicopter had two flying officers, Joshua Pondros and Shaun Kabaraka, 26, who is currently the youngest pilot in the military air force.
Kabaraka said nothing was easy but anything was possible.
NCD guidance officer Elsie Tauye, who was in-charge of the career expo, said the outcome of the weeklong event turned out well as students had more knowledge now about various institutions and better choices.
She said 3000 students attended the expo which had 24 booths but neither the Divine Word University (DWU) nor Pacific Adventists University (PAU) were unable to be a part of the event.
PNGDF and Correctional Services were part of the expo.

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