Mount Pinatubo | A Flyover

Mount Pinatubo is an active stratovolcano in the Cabusilan Mountains on the island of Luzon, near the tripoint of the Philippine provinces of Zambales, Tarlac, and Pampanga.

In 1991, the Pinatubo became in a few months one of the most known volcanoes in the world. In that year the Pinatubo erupted violently. More than 700 people were killed. Huge masses of volcanic material flew out of the crater and covered in a few days, the cloud formed a nearly continuous band that stretched 11.000 kilometres from Southeast Asia to Central Africa! (c)

Taking off from Omni Runway, we have to cross overhead Clark International Airport parallel runway and make a spiral climb up to 3,500 FT over Clark Expo, then head to Mt. Pinatubo climbing up to 6500 FT.

Clouds usually form over the mountain, but we have a favorable weather at that moment. We enjoyed the spectacular view inside the cockpit and circled Mount Pinatubo for two times before heading to our next destination Subic International Airport.

 Flying with my Indian Instructor. Who looks like enjoying the view. We can't help but take a selfie.

More than the mountain itself there are lots of breath taking view along the way.

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Batanes | Home of the Ivatans

The Province of Batanes  is the northernmost province of the Philippines and is also the smallest province, both in terms of population and land area. The provincial capital is Basco on Batan Island.

Batanes | Itbayat

Itbayat, Batanes northernmost inhabited island of the Philippines. Largest in the entire Batanes group of Island.

How to get there:

Daily flights from Philippine Airlines Manila - Basco
Travel Time: 1 Hour & 45 Mins

Basco to Itbayat by Boat daily (Except Sunday)
M/B Ocean Spirit: 0939-9186580. 
M/B Itransa: 0908-5022814. 
M/B Veronica. Ivatan 0939-5023494
Fare: P450.00/one way
Travel time: 2.5 - 3.5 Hours

Basco to Itbayat by Plane
NorthSky Air. Basco: 0949-1550100
Travel Time: 12-14 Minutes

Where to Stay:

Levinda Lodge, Itbayat, Batanes. 
Mobile number: 0921-5668269
P200.00 / Night - Fan Room

Flow House Manila | The Break is Here

The Break Is Here!

Do you need a break from your daily routine or maybe craving for a surf break? Are you on semestral break from school or work? Well, come hang out with us at Flow House Manila!

Omni Aviation | Slow Flights, Stalls & Spins

Stalls & Spins

Lessons for my fifth flight training session are flying the airplane straight and level with at least airspeed above stall speeds (slow flights) , recovery from power off stalls and some spin demonstration.

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On the Observer Seat | C172

On the Observer Seat

Pilot in Command is my good friend of mine Paul Vincent Tablizo. Flying 4-seater single engine airplane Cessna 172. It's my first time to be a passenger on any flight.

Airborne at Runway 02 of Omni with Clark Airport Parallel runway on our left side.

Above and over clouds, Climbing 7 000 FT passing 4 000 FT.

Clark International Airport Aerial View.

We Fly over Mount Arayat where flying schools practice maneuvers.

Selfies. Selfies. Selfies.

With this small plane, Leg room is wide enough for your legs to relax.

Flying IFR Approach, watch the video of my dear friend landing this plane on Clark Main Runway.

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After that short but memorable flight. Now it's my time to fly.

Cancelled Flight

Flight Plan is Ready

While doing my doing my preflight inspection. Weather is good.

As time goes by it got worse.

Mt. Arayat mountain should be visible on this side. But as you can see it is all covered by rain bearing clouds.

 And worse.

 And worse.
 Boom! Droplets.

Rain start to pour. Stuck inside the cockpit.

 VFR (Visual Flight Rules) was closed. Indeed, It was a cancelled flight. I have no choice but to watch the State of the Nation Address.