Monday, May 21, 2012

May 2012 Flying Tigers' Academy Graduation Recap!

On Saturday, May 19, 2012, the Flying Tigers held their May 19, 2012 graduation! A combined total of 16 FT201 and FT401 cadets graduated!

Events started with a flyover by the Golden Tigers! Captain Umaga started events with a great welcome speech, which set the tone of graduation. After the welcome speech, Colonel Mumfuzz announced the FT201 graduates, who were later sworn in by Major General Giano and commissioned at 2nd LT's:

Lefresne Bernard

Howdy Colter
Anakin Crystal
Ann Danick
DaveDorm Gaffer
Elrik  Merlin
BlueAgate Resident
Nhnavywolf  Resident

After the FT201s, Captain Umaga returned to pay tribute to the FT401 graduates and to announce our latest pilots:

2ndLT: Niles Heckroth
2ndLT: Sodak Xeltentat
2ndLT: Starrunner Gothly
2ndLT: Susie Mystiere
2ndLT: Isaa Ragu
2ndLT: Sylviadesire Resident
2ndLT: Frederiko Laval
2ndLT:  Demon Spitteler

Each of the FT401 graduates received their AVG and pilot wings! Major General Giano closed out the ceremony and swore the new graduates in! Below are photos from graduation, courtesy of photographer Amy Iadyl:

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After the graduation ceremony, everyone partied at Amelias' Pilot Lounge, which had been decorated to look like a vintage ballroom.  New 2nd LT and Amelias' DJ, Anakin, played 2 hours of 1930s and 1940s tunes, to keep everyone in the mood:

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