CAAP Honors Omni Founder

December 31, 2012

Capt.Gomez, President & founder of Omni Aviation

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has awarded Capt. Ben Hur Gomez a plaque of recognition for his valuable contribution to the aviation industry through quality training of next generation aviation professionals.

Capt. Gomez, president and founder of Omni Aviation Corporation, served Philippine Airlines (PAL) for 38 years and capped his career as a Boeing 747 captain and vice president of safety and security.

He has more than 33,000 hours of flight time without a single accident. Omni Aviation Corporation, the largest and most reputable flying school in the Philippines, is widely acknowledged as the “United Nations” among flight training schools as it boasts a population of 323 students from 31 different countries.

The flying school logged a total flight time of 2,756 hours,  a daily average of 92 hours. The reputation and experience of Capt. Gomez is what made Omni Aviation what it is today – a safe, honest and reliable flying school.

CAAP Director General William Hotchkiss III handed over the plaque of recognition during a recent ceremony held in the CAAP compound in Pasay City.

The award was bestowed on Gomez by CAAP Director General Ret. Lt. Gen William Hotchkiss III last December 3 during the recognition ceremony held in the CAAP Compound, 1300 Mia Road, Pasay City.

The awarding was in time for the celebration of International Civil Aviation Day, which is held every 7th day of December.

This year’s celebration is themed “Aviation: Your Reliable Connection to the World,” which seeks to establish and reinforce worldwide awareness of the importance of international civil aviation in the social and economic development of states. -Manila Bulletin

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