At the first Philippine Aviation Research Conference (PARC) held virtually nationwide on July 14-15, 2022, Indiana Aerospace University (IAU) garnered second place with the research paper entitled “Modeling and simulation of a proposed model rocket design” under the Aerospace/ Aeronautical Engineering Category and “A Structural Equation Modelling approach in evaluating perceived motivation of aviation technology students in using flight simulator” under the Aviation Education category.
The papers were presented by aerospace engineers and faculty Engr. Jeremy S. Bajado and no less than IAU’s Chief Executive Harold E. Toring. Engr. Bajado’s paper aimed at presenting the modeling and simulation results of a proposed high-powered rocket which was designed by a team of aerospace engineers of IAU, as spearheaded by Engr. Bajado himself. Mr. Toring’s paper intended to report a pioneer quantitative evaluation of 225 aviation technology students’ motivation in using flight simulators in an aviation school through the framework Hedonic-Motivation System Adoption Model, of which, results indicate acceptance of flight simulators as an educational tool to speed up the improvement pedagogy and instruction.
Two other papers with the titles “Validation of a Flying Competence Scale for Aircraft Pilots ” and “Evaluation of students’ satisfaction towards an adopted learning management system at Indiana Aerospace University: A Structural Equation Modelling Approach” were presented respectively by the head of Avionics Department Mr. Ranel M. Benatiro and core faculty Prof. Flordeliza B. Illustrisimo. The former emphasized the evaluation of the flying competence of aircraft pilots through a scale that was developed by pilots in IAU, which was approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), while the latter revealed that by using Nguyen’s LMS satisfaction model (with sex and year levels added as moderating variables) results revealed that system content, interaction, and technology quality significantly and positively influenced students’ perceived usefulness of IAU’s Altimeter, the name of its Learning Management System (LMS), which subsequently led to student satisfaction.
Even though the studies presented did not earn a place in the conference, the paper presented by Mr. Benatiro was already published in the Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management, a Scopus-indexed scholarly journal, while the one by Prof. Illustrisimo had been accepted by the Asia-Pacific Management Review, also a Scopus-indexed journal and to be published by Elsiever, a globally renowned publisher of scientific research.
In an interview, CEO Harold Toring could not help but take pride in the University’s performance at the conference and its research endeavors. “Despite the fact that we only finished second place for the two research papers, the experience itself of having to share and contribute to aviation research is a winning moment already,” quipped Mr. Toring, who was very optimistic that the University can do more when it comes to undertaking research and development studies.
He disclosed that research is the currency in this knowledge-driven society adding that “this [IAU’s] is the just the start of the many more research activities that they will be pioneering, especially in this age of vulnerability, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity.”
To date, IAU awaits the publication of two more papers in different Scopus-indexed journals.
Bannering under the theme “Sustainability of Philippine Air Transport Amidst the Pandemic”, PARC 2022 is said to be the first national conference on aviation research, as hosted by Philippine State College of Aeronautics in partnership with the PATTS College of Aeronautics and Air Link International Aviation College.
Last April 23, 2022, in collaboration with other institutions around Cebu and various inside organizations, the team were able to distribute 200 Buckets consisting of various goods and basic necessities, 11 boxes of Clothes and 400 Bottles of 6.6 Liters Water.
The relief operations was done in 3 locations at Baybay Leyte.These are the ones that were effected by Typhoon Agaton where families lost their homes and even worst their family members.With the efforts, donors, and by God’s grace, the organizers were able to pull things through and reach victory as many challenges were encountered. The joy, smiles and gratitude of the affected families makes our heart even more thankful and satisfied.
In behalf of the whole team we would like to thank all of our donors, our partnered organizations, to Indiana Aerospace University, IAU Supreme Student Council, USC Supreme Student Council, Student Alliance for Nationalism and Democracy – University of San Carlos, Abag Carolinian, Society of Young Business Executives and Entrepreneurs – SYBEE, CIT University – Supreme Student Government, USJ-R SHS Supreme Student Government, CDU NSTP-CWTS Team and We Rise As One.
According to the recent liquidation report, we were able to gather 126,041.70 pesos. However, the total expenses went over the budget since there were fees that we did not forsee. If you still want to donate, we are still accepting and if the additional donations will exceed, we will forward it to the victims.
FOR CASH DONATIONS
0926 004 9635
Raymound John Alob
Ma. Fatima Alob
9129 1696 96
Arielle Kachine A. Dy
Together, as one , let us always grab the opportunity to help and show God’s love to everyone. Onwards to blue Skies and stay safe!
To God be all the Glory!
After years of planning and thorough preparations, Indiana Aerospace University’s (IAU) very own charter service provider Ormoc Air is now fully operational and ready to serve its stakeholders and the public.
With the airline companies returning to new normal operations, air traffic is likely to emerge as a pressing problem in the post-pandemic era. To help decongest the traffic, IAU saw the need to establish a private charter service provider in the country which will benefit small-time airline operators and the local community.
CEO of IAU Harold E. Toring unveiled in an interview that Ormoc Air was established as a mini aerotropolis and designed to help the community in terms of aerial tours, medical evacuation, and logistical transportation services for clients who wish to go to specific regions in the country that cannot be reached by major airlines. It is also projected that there will be an influx of tourists since air transportation providers such as Ormoc Air will now be more accessible to the public at reasonable rates.
More importantly, Mr. Toring emphasized that Ormoc Air will cater to the university’s very own student interns for their on-the-job training, and the IAU graduates to build industry-related experience.
Indiana Aerospace University brought the spirit of the Sinulog Festival to their own locale as students, teachers and administrators celebrated the “Sinulog sa IAU” last Jan. 16, 2015. The celebration started with a Holy Mass and after which, was the street dance from the chapel up to the IAU gym where the traditional dance of the Sinulog Festival took off.
The office of the SAO and the Supreme Student Council together with the Council of Leaders celebrated Christmas last Dec.20, 2014. Cutting the tradition of celebrating the yuletide season with a Christmas party involving all students, instructors and staff, the said offices opted to celebrate Christmas through giving back. They invited children from the IAU-adopted barangay and prepared food and a simple program for them.
The Department of Aircraft Maintenance Technology and Avionics Technology celebrated their annual AMT/AVT Day on Oct.2, 2014 at The Terraces (Ayala Center Cebu). The event was sponsored by two of the Philippines’ largest conglomerates, Ayala Group and San Miguel Corporation—that had brought the band Rivermaya as guest performers.
As an annual tradition, Indiana Aerospace University opened its 22nd founding anniversary and Intramurals with a “fun run”. IAU students, teachers, and administrators participated in the 5-kilometer run that was from IAU to Abuno.
The Performing Arts Guild with their Festival Queen, IAU’s HR & OJT coordinator Ms. Maria Luz Cahayagan and some IAU college students headed by PAG adviser, Mr. Jason Baguio joined the launching and opening of Sinulog 2015 held in Cebu City Sports Complex last Jan.9,2015. The event kicked off with a mass at 2pm in Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino followed by a street parade from Sto.Nino going to Osmena Blvd. to Fuente Osmena Circle and down to Cebu City Sports Complex, where the event culminated. The PAG dance was choreographed by Giselma Baguio. Big Universities also graced the event and this year marks the first IAU joins the festivities.
For the first time, the IAU Male Chorale competed in the annual Sinulog Choral Competition securing 3rd place last Jan. 9, 2015 with their winning piece, “I will always turn to you” written by IAU’s very own faculty member, Atty. Vicente Roco. Different from their previous performances chiefly during Eucharistic Mass services, the IAU male chorale embarked in an off-campus competition where they joined the unified beat of The Pit Señor. The IAU Male Chorale is under the tutelage of Choir trainer, Edito Villarin Jr., with their adviser, Ms. Maria Luz Cahayagan.
By Aldous Aldwin Alde, BSAE I
College’s Airwatch and Basic Education’s Insights publications underwent seminar-workshop series spearheaded by the publication advisers on August 15 and 23, 2014.
The 2-day seminar was facilitated by media practitioners Jun Nino Nalipay for the News, Editorial and Sports Writing, Cherie Ann Gozon for Staff Management and Promoting the School Paper, Jose Lewis Gatchalian for Photojournalism, Jeff Cruz for Feature Writing, and Ericka Lagunzad for Lay Outing.
“The seminar aims to provide practical knowledge in journalism straight from media practitioners,” Mr. Christian Ray Licen, the Airwatch Media Bureau Coordinator, quoted.
The newly-assigned Commissioners, Editors-in-Chief and Correspondents were also recognized. The Airwatch and Insights publications took this seminar-workshop series as a good avenue to hone their craft and to be responsible campus journalists.
By Aldous Aldwin Alde, BSAE I
For the first time in 22 years, Indiana Aerospace University (IAU) featured an Aerospace Show on August 12-14, 2014 in the campus. In consortium with NCERIES, it exhibited varied Aviation-Aeronautics student projects and a digital mobile planetarium.
Different schools graced the 3-day event and witnessed the exhibits. Among these were: Arise Christian Academy, Einstein School for Kids, Holy Infant Montessori School, School Wonder Academic Center, St. Anthony Learning Center, and IAU’s Indiana Learning Center (Basic Education Department).
On its debut, the event was featured by GMA 7’s Buena Mano Balita. In an interview with Buena Mano Balita, IAU’s Chief Executive Officer Mr. Harold E. Toring said that project was conceived as an avenue for the public, especially the graders, to “know” more about the Aerospace and value its contribution as an important key player of the global economy. He furthered that the project also aims to raise awareness and to appreciate the strides in meteorological and aerospace science.
Featured in the exhibit were electronic miniature aircrafts, standard-sized propeller and aircraft exhibition video clip of the College of Aerospace Engineering; aircraft engine and Cessna static display of the College of Aircraft Maintenance Technology; the Nomad aircraft of the College of Airline Management; miniature airplanes, landing gears, and the tableau replica of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), and the high-end flight simulator of the College of Aviation Technology.
Ms. Maria Luz G. Cahayagan, OJT Coordinator of IAU and one of the organizers of the Aerospace Show said, “It is also good for the kids that at an early age they would be inspired to land a career in the aerospace in the future.”
Long since 1992, IAU has been putting forward its best foot and the Aerospace Show is just one among the many more to set the pace and trend. Mr. Toring announced during the Thanksgiving Day that the said show would be an annual event.