Pae has officially completed her training and is now qualified and certified as a flight attendant on McDonnell Douglas 80 series (MD-80 series) aircraft. MD-80 series aircraft are comparable to Boeing 737s and Airbus 320 series aircraft.
Last night was her graduation, which was held at a hotel near the airport. Only 10 guests were allowed, and I was lucky to be one of those 10. I took lots of pictures or Pae and her fellow graduates...now, officially, fellow flight attendants. Four of them were scheduled to fly today in fact! Pae's first flight is tomorrow! Funny to think about, because while I'm at school teaching the kids about warm and cold air masses, cumulonimbus clouds and the different layers of the atmosphere, Pae will be up there "in" it all!
The ceremony is a graduation, but is known better as "ngan dit bik" or "pinning on wings ceremony". So, Pae had her flight attendant wings pinned on last night and seems both relieved and proud. I'll post a blog with more pictures this weekend, but for now, here is one of my favorites from right after she had her wings pinned on her uniform.I certainly am very proud of her for working so hard and getting the tough training behind her...now...the sky's the limit! (Her airline also flies Boeing 747's so she may have the chance to be certified on those too)
Join me in wishing her a thousand safe landings! (and takeoffs too, as the first three minutes and last eight minutes of every flight are the most dangerous, or so Pae has taught me!)