I am a male student pilot currently employed in PNG and training towards my Private Pilot Licence in Australia. I was fascinated by the front page picture of the ladies in the cockpit. I am not planning at all to get my commercial but seeing the ladies in cockpit of a Dash8 now motivates me to get my commercial pilot licence after PPL.
I also read the news about two PNG ladies who had become pilots for major airlines. Is there any truth to the rumour that Telikom PNg paid out substantial sums to a flying school to put one of these pilots through flying school. Why would they do this ??? Rumor is her dad was a high-flying executive with the local telephone provider
I do that's who. The problem in this case wasn't the young lady who benefited from this financial windfall, but instead her father who was able to use his considerable influence to have company funds applied to pay for her flight training !!
I'm not sure that most employers would accept that the cost of flying lessons qualify as a school fee. Certainly the PNG tax office should have intervened and classified this benefit as income, which should have been subject to normal income tax charges!!
Well no I'm not happy at all. I would have thought the girl's father would have been responsible for this tax obligation. Anyway, you have me interested when and how much in tax did the tax man collect from the aeor club for these flying lessons ?
No this thread has explored the money came from for these flying lessons and whether this incme should have been taxed by the PNG authorities. So it is closely related to the initial postings in this thread !!
It may encourage other companies to invest in the education of our future generation
October 27 2012, 3:12 PM
Why is it a problem that the young female pilot gained her wings.Its good for PNG to have more female pilots.More organisations should sponser the education of our young ones.Most importantly we need more tradesmen and women.There are too many Uni graduates but we need skilled people in all facets of life to carry out the day to day jobs.You should be encouraging instead of trying to sniff a rat when perhaps theres nothing corrupt there .Her dad's position enabled her to have her fees paid.Pls find something positive to contribute.Thats why our country is in disarray as there are too many negative people.We need to encourage and help each other.Let the girl go and fly an aircraft.