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IAU wins 1st Philippine Aviation Research Conference, Published papers in Scopus-indexed journals

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.

Operation Baybay!!

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 GCASH 0926 004 9635 Raymound John Alob BDO 000800972554 Ma. Fatima Alob BPI 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! #HelpBaybay


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.

Second Semester, AY 2021-2022

Jan-01 New Year’s Day
Jan-10 Start of Onsite Enrollment
Jan-16 Feast Day of Sto. Niño de Cebu
Feb-07 Opening of Classes
Feb-25 EDSA People Power Anniversary
March 7 – 12 Prelim Examinations
Mar-09 Ash Wednesday
April 4 – 9 Midterm Examinations
Apr-09 Araw ng Kagitingan
April 11 – 16 Midterm Break
April 14 – 16 Maundy Thursday/Good Friday/Black Saturday
May-01 Labor Day
May-03 Eid’l Fitr (Muslim Holiday)
May-09 Presidential Election
May 11 – 14 Semi-Final Examinations
May 30 – June 4 Final Examinations (Graduating Students)
June 6 – 11 Final Examinations (Non-Graduating Students)
Jun-11 29th Commencement Exercises
Jun-11 End of the Second Semester
Months No. of Days No. of Weeks
February 19 3
March 27 5
April 22 4
May 26 4
June 10 2
Total 104 18

Schedule of Enrollment 2021

Enroll now and be a part of the growing Aerospace Community in taking your education to the skies! For Pre School, Grade School, Junior High, Senior High and College admission concerns :
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First Semester, AY 2021-2022

June 1 – August 16 Online Enrollment Period Adding, changing, dropping & withdrawal of subject/s
August 23 – 25 In-Service Training and Orientation for Instructors
August 26 – 28 Virtual Orientation of Students
August 30 National Heroes Day
August 31 Preparation of Altimeter
September 1 Opening of Classes
September 3 Mass of the Holy Spirit
September 8 – 10 29th IAU Founding Anniversary
September 9 Osmeña Day
September 27 – October 2 Prelim Examinations
October 3 Feast Day of St. Therese
October 5 World Teachers’ Day
October 25 – 30 Midterm Examinations
November 2 All Souls’ Day
November 20-21 Feast Day of Our Lady of the Rule
November 22-27 Semi-Final Examinations
November 30 Bonifacio Day
December 8 Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception
December 13-18 Final Examinations
December 20 Start of Christmas Break
December 20-January 15 Enrollment Period for the Second Semester
December 25 Christmas Day
December 30 Jose Rizal Day
Months No. of Days No. of Weeks
August 7 1
September 26 5
October 26 4
November 25 4
December 16 3
Total 100 17


Indiana Aerospace University invites you to be a pioneer in its retrofitted BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE. This specialized program is an integration of automation concepts designed for the demands of the airline industry. IAU will also offer this school year the STEM-COMPUTER SCIENCE Strand for Senior High School which upon completion will qualify SHS graduates for the National Assessment in Computer Systems Servicing and Computer Hardware Servicing (NCII) from TESDA. For online enrollment procedure and admission requirements, please click on this link =>
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Classes will start August 23, 2021. #IAU #Aerospacer #WeGiveYouWingsToFly

The disinfection of the Aerospacers’ Hall before and after the NTC Exam

WATCH: The disinfection of the Aerospacers’ Hall before and after the NTC Exam. This is part of the University’s commitment of ensuring our stakeholders that Covid-19 precautionary measures are strictly observed in the campus. #IAU #Aerospacer #PrecautionaryMeasures #IDRRMU

IAU Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Unit

We are truly living in an uncertain time with the threat of COVID-19. During times like this, our plans, celebrations, travel goals and a lot more may have been pushed back from its intended schedule, but the promise of a brighter tomorrow has never been cancelled! There are certainly brighter days that awaits for us to look forward to, beyond this pandemic. Spiritual health is just as important as physical and mental health! We are inviting all Aerospacers to join us on December 12, Saturday at 2:00pm as we have our 4th webinar series entitled “Lucky No.13” 13 ways to see beyond the pandemic with Rev. Fr. Joriz Foz Calsa, SDB. Zoom link and password shall be posted on your portal or you may also join us through Facebook live. Kitakits, Aerospacers!


Ph to Space: Ascent2Inspire” Virtual Talk

Indiana Aerospace University and Society of Young Aerospace Engineers in collaboration with Philippine Space Agency, are happy to bring you the “Ph to Space: Ascent2Inspire” Virtual Talk.

This event will introduce the different aspects of Philippine Space endeavors, provide diverse graduate studies to pursue likewise career opportunities in the space industry.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from the dynamic speakers at the “Ph to Space: Ascent2Inspire” Virtual Talk.

*Exclusive for IAU Students

On Your Mark, Get Set, GOAL!

Seeking for motivation to keep you going on your dreams and aspirations in life in the midst of this pandemic may seem to be tough. But hey, it is definitely not impossible!

We are inviting you once again, Aerospacers to join us as we have our 3rd webinar series entitled “On your mark, Get set, GOAL! With our motivational speaker, Vanessa S. Ocampo, President of Milestones and Breakthrough Consultancy, and be inspired even more from a sharing of our IAU Alumnus, Engr. John Paul Daliva, who is now a Mechanic in Singapore Airlines Engineering Philippines.

Webinar shall be thru Zoom on November 14, 2020 at 2:00pm. Zoom webinar link shall be posted on your portal. Kitakits Aerospacers!

Mental Wellness Amidst the Pandemic

“Health isn’t just about what you eat, It’s about what you are thinking and feeling too.”

Aerospacers! We are inviting you once again to join us in our 2nd webinar in cooperation with the IAU Guidance Office entitled “Mental Wellness Amidst the Pandemic” with our speaker, Dr. Joy Bueno, FPPA, DPCAM

Join us on October 10, 2020, Saturday at 2:00pm as we learn and try to understand more about the matters of our mind and well-being especially now that we are experiencing a pandemic that has certainly changed the way we live.

The Feast Day of St. Therese of Lisieux – IAU 28th Anniversary

In celebration of our school chapel’s 20th Founding Year, and the Feast day of the school’s patron saint. Daily Novena Masses in honor of St Therese of Lisieux are streamed live on the school’s Facebook page starting September 25 until October 3, 2020 at 3:30 in the afternoon.

On October 4, 2020, we will be celebrating the feast day of St. Therese of Lisieux which will be celebrated by the Military Bishop of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Most Rev Fr Oscar Jaime Florencio and will be Co-Presided by Most Rev. Fr. Andres D. Rivera Jr., OSA. We are reminding devotees, and the faithful to observe the IATF protocols such as wearing of face mask and shield. Strict social distancing shall be implemented in the chapel for the Pontifical Mass and temperature shall be checked as well prior to entering in the chapel. This has already been approved by Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard ” Ahong” Q. Chan and Cebu City Mayor Edgar C. Labella, the incoming Hermano Mayor for the upcoming feast day of St. Therese.

Let us be one in prayer of all our intentions through the intercession of St Therese of Lisieux!! Viva St. Therese!

Second Semester, AY 2020-2021

January 1 New Year’s Day
January 4-16 Online Enrollment Period
January 18 Opening of Classes
January 17 Feast Day of Sto. Niño de Cebu
February 17-20 Prelim Examinations
February 25 EDSA People Power Anniversary
March 24-27 Midterm Examinations
April 1-2 Maundy Thursday/Good Friday
April 9 Araw Ng Kagitingan
April 17-21 Semi-Final Examinations
May 1 Labor Day
May 8-12 Final Examinations
   (Graduating students)
May 18-22 Final Examinations
   (Non-Gradauting students)
May 22 28th Commencement Exercises
May 22 End of the Second Semester
Months No. of Days No. of Weeks
January 12 2
February 23 4
March 27 5
April 22 4
May 18 3
  Total 102 18

IAU launches ALTIMETER: a flexible learning platform

As the country and the rest of the world are continually being ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, let alone the climate of fear and uncertainty it creates, various sectors are beset with decisions to keep up with the impending demands under the state of the “new normal”. The education sector is no exception. 

For this reason, Indiana Aerospace University (IAU) takes on a proactive approach to address the challenges posed by the pandemic guided by the protocols from the National government, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), and the local government units by migrating to a flexible learning platform called the Alternative Instructional Method Electronic Resource or ALTIMETER.  This is set to be launched for pilot use during the Summer Term in June and July.

The name ALTIMETER was inspired from the actual altimeter or altitude meter, a flight instrument which measures the height of an aircraft above a fixed level.  Customized for the school’s unique academic culture, ALTIMETER is designed to gauge student learning in virtual wireless scenarios based from the D2L platform, a cloud-based Learning Management System (LMS) used popularly in top universities around the world offering online and remote education.

What makes this program advantageous is that it does not require students to be available every day for an online class.  Unlike the traditional summer term set-up in which a 3-unit course runs a schedule of five days a week with two hours of contact time, this will entail only minimal online synchronous interaction. The rest of the class days will be intended for blended learning modes such as assigned readings, worksheets, modules, and the like. ALTIMETER can readily be downloaded in mobile phones and can also be accessed using laptops or desktop computers. It requires minimum data/internet usage to run, hence, making it convenient and user-friendly.

The University emphasizes that enrolment to the summer term is optional.  Students who cannot enrol in the summer term in June are allowed to take the summer courses in the regular semesters on top of their regular subjects. Meanwhile those who are interested should have the means and capacity to go online and are open to use technological platforms. Enrolment and other school requests will be transacted online.

Guided by the emergency remote teaching paradigm which is a temporary shift from traditional instructional modes to alternative means with full consideration of the capacities and resources of its clientele, IAU supports the education sector’s stance for continuity of instruction amid the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is hoped that with the full implementation of ALTIMETER, the Filipino brand of resiliency will prevail and empower the Aerospacers, future aviators of this country, for a renewed commitment to life-long learning, as did the founding fathers of the aviation industry who weathered the storms.