Report and Pics from Rons Bantwal
Daijiworld Media Network – Mumbai (RD/SP)
Mumbai, Jul 6: It was indeed a great learning experience for the opportune Ryanites who had been to Canada for a Leadership and Aviation Camp of two weeks duration, organized by Ryan International Group of Institutions (RIGI) in collaboration with School District # 42, Canada.
There was a defined schedule of activities to engage every Ryanite in activities that helped them understand themselves better, understand their peers and understand the rationale behind every activity.
As a part of the camp, the students received training to become the youngest co-pilots. These aspiring co-pilots took their flying lessons from Pacific Rim Aviation Academy Inc (PRAAI), Vancouver, owned by Christopher Georgas, who himself is an ace pilot and has been delivering flying lessons for more than 35 years. Pacific Rim Aviation Academy Inc is a progressive Flight Training Unit specializing in private, commercial and re-currency training for single engine pilots and is geared to provide excellence and precision for the aspiring pilots, who wish to pursue a career in aviation. Their able instructor Jim gave them insight into the different parts of the plane and their functions. The students also experienced and understood the importance and functioning of the Air Traffic Control Room.
Before reaching for the sky, the students thoroughly understood the operation of an airplane. Finally, with the assistance of a pilot, these opportune Ryanites flew the plane. They flew from Pitt Meadows airport to Abbotsford; from Abbotsford to Chilliwack and from Chilliwack back to Pitt Meadows airport. The students said that the experience of taking off gave a boost to their confidence. It also made them more responsible individual as while flying they were responsible for the lives of people in the air as well as on ground.
As a part of the camp, students tried their hands on golf. They received golf lessons through the instructor Chris, who mentioned in his experience, “this is the best batch I have ever had in my career of six years…these kids listen and implement my instructions properly, which is essential to be an ace golfer”.
With learning, the students were engaged in rejuvenating activities that made learning a fun-filled experience for everyone.
This is the third consecutive year that the students from RIGI have received their youngest co-pilot’s licences. This is just another attempt by RIGI to transform India’s youth into Future Leaders of the World.