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LIST: TikTok-famous Pinoy pilots who share their journey in viral videos

By Ratziel San Juan Published Apr 27, 2023 12:49 pm Updated Apr 27, 2023 8:28 pm

Did you know that Pinoy pilots are said to receive "top priority" in airline firms?

According to WCC Aviation, one of the leading aviation companies in Asia, the Philippines "takes pride in producing some of the best pilots in the world. In fact, local airlines are now having a hard time keeping their Filipino captains and first officers because they have become the prime targets of head hunters for international airline companies.”

On TikTok, a strong roster of Filipino pilots has reached new heights through viral videos featured on the platform.

PhilSTAR L!fe puts the spotlight on these full-time pilots and part-time content creators who continue to impress others with their dependable (and educational) service.

Chezka Gonzales
@filipinapilotchezka Love the energy of these kids! Love talking to students! Thank you for having me for your career fair, Domuschola International School! ❤️ #filipinapilotchezka #domuschula #eduwow #edutok #tiktokeducation #tiktokedu ♬ Sunroof - Nicky Youre & dazy

With over 200,000 followers, Airbus pilot Chezka Gonzales (@filipinapilotchezka) is a multihyphenate reservist, entrepreneur, and nurse—not to mention a former flight attendant. She could lead her own career fair if she wanted with those credentials.

JC Rage
@captainjcrage Replying to @ley FUEL NG ERPLEYN? #FilipinoPilot #FilipinoPilot #fyp #Pinoypilot #airbus #travel ♬ original sound - Captain JC Rage

Airline pilot JC Rage (@captainjcrage) guides aspiring professionals through flight school. In his TikTok "class," he teaches by example. He has over 300,000 followers as of this writing.

Mann Ed Demalata

Namaste PAPPA G's for our authentic indian inflight baon for today !! Legit napakasarap !! 😋🤤

♬ Yummy - Justin Bieber

"Your pilot friend" Mann Ed Demalata (@pilotoncall) shares his journey cross-country and in different parts of the globe with his 63,000 followers. The sky's the limit as seen in his videos that inspire future pilots to keep looking up.

Jhullian Japhet Ladion
@capt.jap Passed my checkride last Dec. 1!🎉 Officially a Private Pilot!! #privatepilot #pinoypilot #fyp #stalexiuscollegeflightschool ♬ original sound - lucia &lt3

Young private pilot Jhullian Japhet (@capt.jap) has his whole life and the world ahead of him. "Money will return but I will never be 18 pursuing my dreams at 5,500 feet with the fresh air and relaxing views," he said in a post on his TikTok page, which has garnered almost 51,000 followers as of late.

Juana Paulina
@juanapaulinna Feeling my Top Gun Fantasy 🛩 #topgun #topgunmaverick #pilot #pilotlife #girlpilot #femalepilot #aviation #travel #mountpulag #banauericeterraces #fly #philippines #pinoypilot ♬ Top Gun: Take My Breath Away - Geek Music

With nearly 32,000 followers so far, Juana Paulina (@juanapaulinna) is quite the femme fatale. She once flew from Manila to Isabela to La Union after watching Top Gun: Maverick so as to feel the whole Tom Cruise fantasy.

Chezka Carandang
@pilotchezka Do you need an aviation-related degree/course to be a pilot? Watch ‘til the end 🤔👩🏻‍✈️✈️ #pilotchezka ♬ son original - Julien

Chezka Carandang is living proof that your major in college shouldn't determine your career. This communications graduate became a beauty queen and a flight attendant after college before becoming a pilot.

When she is not working, she is busy creating content for her 1.5 million TikTok followers, sometimes with her girlfriend Miss Universe PH Lapu-lapu City Clare Inso.