Two selected for Omni helicopter flight programme

From left are Somant Heeralal and Yadram Ramcharran (OHGI photo)
From left are Somant Heeralal and Yadram Ramcharran (OHGI photo)

Omni Helicopters Guyana Inc (OHGI) yesterday announced that after an intensive process it has selected its first two Guyanese citizens to participate in its Ab-Initio flight programme. 

Chosen from a competitive pool of nearly 20 candidates, Somant Heeralal and Yadram Ramcharran were standouts and are now set to undergo comprehensive training over the next 16 months at specialist flight training schools, a release from Omni said. This training will be the first step in their journey towards becoming the first Guyanese pilots at OHGI.

The selection process included a series of pilot aptitude tests, psychological tests, medical tests, and Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET).