The country’s flag carrier, Philippine Airlines (PAL), has launched a coffee table book to mark its 75 years of flying to various destinations here and abroad at the Badjao room of Century Park Hotel last July 1, 2016 in Manila, Philippines.
The title of the 200-page book is “75 years of celebrating the heart of the Filipino, honoring the past, celebrating the present and innovating the future”.
Travel through PAL's 75 years of wonderful history when you browse through the pages of your very own copy of PAL's Coffee Table Book.
Book lovers would surely love all the photos and trivia that could be found in the book. It contains a lot of history and information unknown to many.
Be amazed on how PAL evolved since its maiden flight with only five passengers from the Nielsen Airfield in Makati City to Loakan airport in the northern part of the Philippines- Baguio City on March 15, 1941 to what it is now at present.
I learned that the first international stewardess was a Filipina named Rebecca Versoza Santos who was married to a PAL dentist. Interestingly, the first female commercial pilot in Southeast Asia is also a Filipina! Her name is Aimee Carandang-Gloria, who by the way was present during the launching.
I personally love how the editor, Jonathan Gesmundo and his writers and staff lovingly put together and summarized in one book all of PAL's past and present airplanes type. Mr. Gesmundo successfully collated all data since 2011. He definitely captured each decade’s achievements and challenges.
The book not only affirmed Philippine Airlines' place in aviation history but it also boast the sense of pride of every men and women who ever worked with the airlines.
I strongly believe that every Filipino and PAL enthusiast should buy a copy of the Coffee Table Book because it is not only "siksik liglig at hitik na hitik sa inpormasyon" but also because for every book you buy part of the proceeds of book sale will go to PAL foundation that never stop lending a helping hand to our poor brothers and sisters in different parts of the world.
To learn more about Pal's colorful evolution grab a copy of PAL's Coffee Table Book! It is a collector's item! Teach your kids about the history of PAL! The generation to come will surely love PAL's diamond history summarized in one (1) hardbound Coffee Table Book available for sale at PAL offices and online for only Php1,975 through www.philippineairlines.com and via Facebook at Philippine Airlines Boutique.
Traveling by air has never been this good.DID YOU KNOW THAT?
Philippine Airlines (PAL) had an airplane with a lip mark on its nose?
Pal pioneered sky beds for long-haul flights in 1979.
My very first domestic airplane ride was with a PAL turboprop plane. Yes, that plane with a very noisy propeller (elise). #PAL #PhilippineAirlines #PAL75Years #PALCOFFEETABLEBOOK #TheHeartOfTheFilipino #ShiningThrough #Filipino's Trusted Airlines