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Graduates of TransPac Aviation Academy Becoming Pilots Leading the Future of International Flight

Young Pilots Take Aviation, Culture, and Life Lessons Back to Chinese and Other Asian Airlines

PHOENIX, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TransPac Aviation Academy, the largest training facility of its kind with 400 annual graduates, is pleased to announce the graduation of 29 students today. Hainan Airlines and West Air 2 Airlines are supporting the students. TransPac, a school with one of the safest flight records of any program of its kind in the US according to the National Transportation and Safety Board, has helped the students train for both careers in aviation and for an international workplace.

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Before these 29 students traveled from China for training with TransPac, many had never been away from home or to another country. Their families put all of their hopes for prosperity and opportunity into these students to train and become pilots.

"Overcoming the cultural and geographical boundaries to fly at the highest levels of aviation is no easy feat," said Stephen Goddard, Chief Executive Officer of TransPac Aviation Academy. "These students have thrived under the tutelage of our instructors and flight simulators. They are ready to take to the skies in their homeland of China or wherever they choose to fly."

Ahead of the graduation, TransPac Aviation Academy honored students who have excelled in their classes or as leaders in their community. Three of these students commented on their experiences and the importance of aviation during the graduation ceremony.

"[Flying at TransPac], it helps us to use English, and it helps us to fly international flights," said Chao Chi, also known as "Jay" by his instructors. All students and instructors at TransPac echo Jay's comments about the importance of understanding English as the universally accepted language of aviators. For instance, commercial pilots cannot fly at Beijing airports without a command of the English language.

Guang Liao Zeng, called "James" by instructors, found the training at TransPac Aviation Academy "very professional and safe" and said aviation growth is vital in China because of the "need to connect with other countries."

Training at TransPac Aviation Academy is one big step in the career path for Yan Qi, or "Alex" as his instructors called him. "In the future, after doing the hard work, I could be a training captain or even at a higher level at any airline company. My hope is that the money I earn will help my family and allow them to live a rich life."

During training, students learn to fly in the Piper Archer III (PA28-181), the Piper Seminole (PA44-180), and the Beechcraft King Air (BE-90). The Piper Archer III provides students the opportunity to acquire skills in instrument flying and navigation. Use of a flight simulator compliments this training. The Piper Seminole is flown for more advanced training, challenging students with tougher concepts and multi-engine flight. Students fly the King Air for mastering airline-style operating procedures and manuals because of it is the ideal transition aircraft with advanced electrical, hydraulic and pressurization systems.

The licenses the graduating students received include PPL – Private Pilot License, IR – Instrument Rating, CPL – Commercial Pilot License, ATP – FAA Knowledge Test Endorsement, and the High Performance Certificate from TransPac for advanced turbine systems. Students will go on to fly Airbus, Boeing, and Gulfstream, which are mostly domestic airlines in China. Many graduates also go on to fly international routes.

TransPac Aviation Academy offers a variety of programs, including the Career, VA, ATP, Self-Paced and Degrees. Financing is available through numerous means giving prospective students from around the world opportunities to pursue their aviation careers and dreams. Regional representatives from around the world are available to answer questions about the program. More information is available at


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