News | 25 Aug 2017

Our People, Our Stories - The Aviation Geek

News | 25 Aug 2017

Our People, Our Stories - The Aviation Geek

The most beautiful dream that has haunted the heart of man since Icarus is today reality – Louis Bleriot (French Aviator)

I took my first flight when I was four years old on a small Fokker Friendship F27.  And since that day, I have been bitten by the aviation bug! 

It amazes me how a metal tube sometimes carrying up to 500 passengers can take to the air so gracefully.  Next time, watch a Boeing 747 or Airbus A380 take off and you will see the wings flex as they pick up speed, rumbling along the runway until finally, the nose lifts … followed by the rest of the behemoth taking to the air.

I am known as a ‘plane spotter’ or aviation geek! 

I love to spend time at the end of the runway watching aircraft of all shapes and sizes take to the skies.  I did turn my love for commercial aviation into a career when I joined an airline and flew for a number of years. 

Working on an aircraft is not all about serving coffee or tea but having a full understanding of aviation medicine, handling emergencies and diffusing tense situations.  The opportunity to sit in the flight deck for the experience and a different perspective and getting to know the inner workings of a commercial aircraft was an eye opener.  I ended my aviation career being responsible for the product and service across all passenger touch points and ensuring that they are well looked after.

My time with the airlines has been invaluable in my current role and I still keep in touch with the latest innovation in commercial aviation.  I keep up to date on new aircraft from the major manufacturers as well as the new cabin designs and the latest available products and services.  With my background knowledge, I assist colleagues when they need help and information on airlines, such as the aircraft details, the best routes and even seats to choose.  They know to come to me if they have a question about flying!

Even now, when I hear the drone of an aircraft jet engine, instinctively I look up and invariably I try to identify the airline by its livery and know if it is a Boeing 777 or an Airbus A350!

- Peter Cheong, Group Product Director, Aspire Lifestyles Singapore

News | 25 Aug 2017

Our People, Our Stories - The Aviation Geek

The most beautiful dream that has haunted the heart of man since Icarus is today reality – Louis Bleriot (French Aviator)

I took my first flight when I was four years old on a small Fokker Friendship F27.  And since that day, I have been bitten by the aviation bug! 

It amazes me how a metal tube sometimes carrying up to 500 passengers can take to the air so gracefully.  Next time, watch a Boeing 747 or Airbus A380 take off and you will see the wings flex as they pick up speed, rumbling along the runway until finally, the nose lifts … followed by the rest of the behemoth taking to the air.

I am known as a ‘plane spotter’ or aviation geek! 

I love to spend time at the end of the runway watching aircraft of all shapes and sizes take to the skies.  I did turn my love for commercial aviation into a career when I joined an airline and flew for a number of years. 

Working on an aircraft is not all about serving coffee or tea but having a full understanding of aviation medicine, handling emergencies and diffusing tense situations.  The opportunity to sit in the flight deck for the experience and a different perspective and getting to know the inner workings of a commercial aircraft was an eye opener.  I ended my aviation career being responsible for the product and service across all passenger touch points and ensuring that they are well looked after.

My time with the airlines has been invaluable in my current role and I still keep in touch with the latest innovation in commercial aviation.  I keep up to date on new aircraft from the major manufacturers as well as the new cabin designs and the latest available products and services.  With my background knowledge, I assist colleagues when they need help and information on airlines, such as the aircraft details, the best routes and even seats to choose.  They know to come to me if they have a question about flying!

Even now, when I hear the drone of an aircraft jet engine, instinctively I look up and invariably I try to identify the airline by its livery and know if it is a Boeing 777 or an Airbus A350!

- Peter Cheong, Group Product Director, Aspire Lifestyles Singapore

The most beautiful dream that has haunted the heart of man since Icarus is today reality – Louis Bleriot (French Aviator)

I took my first flight when I was four years old on a small Fokker Friendship F27.  And since that day, I have been bitten by the aviation bug! 

It amazes me how a metal tube sometimes carrying up to 500 passengers can take to the air so gracefully.  Next time, watch a Boeing 747 or Airbus A380 take off and you will see the wings flex as they pick up speed, rumbling along the runway until finally, the nose lifts … followed by the rest of the behemoth taking to the air.

I am known as a ‘plane spotter’ or aviation geek! 

I love to spend time at the end of the runway watching aircraft of all shapes and sizes take to the skies.  I did turn my love for commercial aviation into a career when I joined an airline and flew for a number of years. 

Working on an aircraft is not all about serving coffee or tea but having a full understanding of aviation medicine, handling emergencies and diffusing tense situations.  The opportunity to sit in the flight deck for the experience and a different perspective and getting to know the inner workings of a commercial aircraft was an eye opener.  I ended my aviation career being responsible for the product and service across all passenger touch points and ensuring that they are well looked after.

My time with the airlines has been invaluable in my current role and I still keep in touch with the latest innovation in commercial aviation.  I keep up to date on new aircraft from the major manufacturers as well as the new cabin designs and the latest available products and services.  With my background knowledge, I assist colleagues when they need help and information on airlines, such as the aircraft details, the best routes and even seats to choose.  They know to come to me if they have a question about flying!

Even now, when I hear the drone of an aircraft jet engine, instinctively I look up and invariably I try to identify the airline by its livery and know if it is a Boeing 777 or an Airbus A350!

- Peter Cheong, Group Product Director, Aspire Lifestyles Singapore

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The most beautiful dream that has haunted the heart of man since Icarus is today reality – Louis Bleriot (French Aviator)

I took my first flight when I was four years old on a small Fokker Friendship F27.  And since that day, I have been bitten by the aviation bug! 

It amazes me how a metal tube sometimes carrying up to 500 passengers can take to the air so gracefully.  Next time, watch a Boeing 747 or Airbus A380 take off and you will see the wings flex as they pick up speed, rumbling along the runway until finally, the nose lifts … followed by the rest of the behemoth taking to the air.

I am known as a ‘plane spotter’ or aviation geek! 

I love to spend time at the end of the runway watching aircraft of all shapes and sizes take to the skies.  I did turn my love for commercial aviation into a career when I joined an airline and flew for a number of years. 

Working on an aircraft is not all about serving coffee or tea but having a full understanding of aviation medicine, handling emergencies and diffusing tense situations.  The opportunity to sit in the flight deck for the experience and a different perspective and getting to know the inner workings of a commercial aircraft was an eye opener.  I ended my aviation career being responsible for the product and service across all passenger touch points and ensuring that they are well looked after.

My time with the airlines has been invaluable in my current role and I still keep in touch with the latest innovation in commercial aviation.  I keep up to date on new aircraft from the major manufacturers as well as the new cabin designs and the latest available products and services.  With my background knowledge, I assist colleagues when they need help and information on airlines, such as the aircraft details, the best routes and even seats to choose.  They know to come to me if they have a question about flying!

Even now, when I hear the drone of an aircraft jet engine, instinctively I look up and invariably I try to identify the airline by its livery and know if it is a Boeing 777 or an Airbus A350!

- Peter Cheong, Group Product Director, Aspire Lifestyles Singapore

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