CAAP allows flower drop during fluvial procession
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has approved the request of Mactan-based Indiana Aerospace University (IAU) to drop flowers from the skies when the image of the Señor Sto. Niño crosses the border of the fluvial route from the Naval Forces in Lapu-Lapu City to Birhen sa Regla Shrine and the whole airstrip of Mactan Cebu Harbor Channel during the fluvial procession on Saturday, January 20 from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.
In granting IAU’s request, CAAP Director General Capt. Jim C. Sydiongco declared the airspace of Mactan Cebu Harbor Channel as a “No Fly Zone” from 6 a.m. on Saturday in order to avoid traffic congestion at the Mactan Cebu International Airport while the two IAU training aircrafts --- RPC2991 to be piloted by Capt. Julius C. Kailel and RPC50 to be piloted by Capt. Golda Meir Igot, Capt. Remus Vince Reselosa and Capt. Paolo Gabriel Isanan --- are dropping flowers and prayer petitions from the skies directly to the image of the infant Jesus in the fluvial procession.
Capt. Marc Uy, Chief Flight Instructor of IAU, and an ardent devotee of Señor Sto. Niño is requesting all devotees to send flowers/prayer petitions already packed in sacks so that it would be easier and more convenient for the pilots to drop these to the ship carrying the image of the Señor Sto. Niño.
Devotees who wish to send flowers/ prayer petitions can bring it on or before 5 p.m. on January 19 at the following designated drop off points: Basilica Minore Del Sto. Niño, Indiana Condotel on D. Jakosalem Street, Cebu City, St. Therese of Lisiuex Church in IAU Town Center, Basak, Lapu-Lapu City, and St. Therese of Lisiuex Church Ormoc Airport
Indiana Corporate Plaza, Larrazabal Street, Ormoc City.
For more details on the fluvial activity, devotees may call Indiana School of Hotel and Tourismat(032)316-0750,mobileno.0917-8869849 and IAU Aerodome, Ormoc City at Tel. No. (053) 856-0008.
Indiana Aerospace University pilots Capt. Golda Meir Igot (holding the image of the Sto. Niño), Capt. Remus Vince Reselosa and Capt. Paolo Gabriel Isanan are ready for the big task on Saturday. They will be flying the IAU training aircrafts which will take off from IAU Aerodrome, Ormoc airport to drop flowers and prayer petitions during the Sinulog fluvial procession.