On Thursday 27 September 2018, GAL ANS Training Center and Training Manager Mr. Dennis Chavez, hosted a ceremony for a new batch of ICAO 052 and ICAO 054 students. The ceremony was attended by representatives of higher management from GAL ANS Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Polytechnic, Training Center teaching staff and graduate students.
Mr. Mohammed Hussain Al Dhaheri, GAL ANS Director Joint Aviation Command, delivered a speech in which he highlighted the many achievements of GAL ANS and asked the graduates to take on their responsibilities in building and developing the United Arab Emirates, with commitment and diligence.
Mr. Dennis Chavez reminded the graduates that their graduation was but the beginning of their long, challenging and exciting journey as air traffic controllers – one where they will never stop learning.
“Aviation is dynamic – a constantly growing and changing environment – and we must adjust, grow and adapt to it to ensure that Safety and Standardization always move in the correct direction. The day you stop learning is the day you surrender your headset”.
Mr. Mohammed Hussain followed suit by encouraging the graduates to work hard and shared a brief history of his life and achievements in air traffic control.
“If you work hard and act responsibly, you will no doubt fulfill every dream and become the person you strive to be”.
GAL ANS TC Manager, Mr. Dennis Chavez, welcoming the guests
Mr. Huery Reed, ICAO 054 Course Manager, addressing the graduates
Course graduation photo: (left to right)
Back row: Mohamed Al Mheiri, Abdulla Al Humoodi, Jassem Alshehhi, Dr. Ali Al Naqbi, Abdul Aziz Al Baloushi, Mohamed Husain, Ali Al Shamsi, Dr. Murad, Dr. Bushara
Middle row: Dennis Chavez, Ali Al Seiari, Mohammed Ahmed Al Shehhi, Ahmed Ali Al Kaabi, Mohamed Mansour Al Shehhi,
Rashed Ibrahim matter and Sultan Mohammed Al Redha
Front row: Sumaya Juma Al Kaabi and Aysha Khalifa Al Nuaimi
(Abu Dhabi Polytechnic in affiliation with GAL ANS)
Mr. Abdul Aziz Al Balooshi, Head of ANS G.A Airports, presenting Ms. Sumaya Al Kaabi, top student in the 054 course, with her graduation certificate
Mr. Dennis Chavez congratulating Mohamed Al Shehhi, top student in the 052 course, on his success