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Captain Jessup M. Bahinting

Owner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


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730 Ferris Road Suite 202

Lancaster, Texas 75146

United States

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Employment History

Owner and Pilot

Grace Communion International




Board Member
Adventure Tours

Board Member
Philippine Pilot Training Center


Web References (131 Total References)

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The aircraft, owned and operated by Aviatour's Flyin' Inc., carried four persons, namely, Capt. Jessup Bahinting, Kshitiz Chand, Secretary Jesse Robredo of the Department of Interior and Local Government and the latter's aide Police Senior Insp.

Moreover, the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority has also certified that no landing and take-off fees were billed and/or paid by Aviatour's Flyin' Inc. for a flight on March 28, 2012, suggesting that there was actually no check ride conducted on the pilot and the entries contained in the check ride report submitted by Lazaro are fictitious and did not reflect the actual proficiency of Capt. Jessup Bahinting of Aviatour's Flyin' Inc., records of the complaint reveals.

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Jessup M. Bahinting

To those who were up to date during the untimely tragedy that happened a week back would have heard the name of Jessup Bahinting as well as a week before that his name was again mentioned together with his company AviaTour for the act of compassion in helping a snake-bite victim receive life saving anti-venom air lifted from Camiguin. e are here to honor a person who's passing is a huge loss to the community not just to those who know him personally but also to those whom he had helped. Jessup M. Bahinting was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AviaTour. He was responsible for providing overall leadership to the company. Jessup was the driving force behind the rapid growth of AviaTour. Since its inception, he had successfully increased the number of clients - including local commercial businesses, banks, key government officials, sky jumping aficionados and foreign tourists. He had also expanded the reach of the company's flight training operations, which now includes pilot students from the United States, Korea and the Middle East. Jessup also owns JMB Aviation, a leading provider of aircraft sales, aircraft parts, aviation tools and pilot supplies in the Philippines. Jessup was also a board member of the Philippine Pilot Training Center (PPTC) and Adventure Tours (AT). PPTC is based in Dumaguete, Philippines while AT is based in Mactan, Philippines. Jessup held a Commercial Pilot's license and Flight Instructor's license. To-date, he had logged in 5,000 flying hours. He completed his Commercial Pilot course in 1975 at the Mindanao Aeronautical Technical School and his Aircraft Maintenance course from the same institution in 1973. Jessup was an avid pilot. He enjoys flying various recreational and general aviation aircrafts. He is married to Margie, and they have three grown children: Jemar, Dan and Sarah. Before Captain Jessup Bahinting's burial, his family received an award from the Cebu City Government, which thanked him for saving lives. In a brief ceremony, Bahinting deserved to be commended for sending a Cessna plane to Camiguin to get anti-venom vials for Ronaldo "Ronron" Aventurado, a worker at the Cebu City Zoo who was bitten by a cobra.
The lifesaver's award was supposed to be given to Bahinting in February next year during the Charter Day celebration.

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CAAP's 14-page report revealed Tuesday that the main cause of the crash was pilot error, as pilot Captain Jessup Bahinting of Aviatours Fly'n Inc. "undertook improper approach procedure" upon entering the Masbate airspace. Like Robredo, Bahinting died in the accident.

Aside from Robredo and Bahinting, Nepalese student pilot Kshitz Chand also perished from the accident, while Roberedo's aide Senior Inspector Jun Abrasado survived. (SDR/Sunnex)

"Upon entering the Masbate airspace, the ... [cached]

"Upon entering the Masbate airspace, the pilot (Captain Jessup Bahinting) undertook improper approach procedure," said the Caap 14-page report presented before President Benigno Aquino III and the media by Captain Amado Soliman, head of the Caap Aircarft Accident Investigation Board.

The report added that Bahinting, 60, of the Aviatours Fly'n Inc., continued to fly away from Cebu instead of turning back when the right engine became problematic.
Another finding explained by Caap is that Captain Bahinting, who started his flying career in 1979 and was the owner, president and chief executive officer of Aviatours, "had no previous experience on the flight route to Masbate."
It said Bahinting, who owned the Piper Seneca plane that crashed off Masbate last August 18, lacked proper training to handle the aircraft, and no pre-flight briefings for the passengers were conducted.
"I will need recommendation before formally taking action on Caap personnel who allegedly connived with pilot Bahinting," said Hotchkiss.

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CEBU CITY-On Wednesday, Capt. Jessup Bahinting was asked if he could lend one of his planes to the city government to pick up four vials of antidote for snake bite on Camiguin Island.
Without hesitating, Bahinting, 60, chairman and CEO of Aviatour Air, told his Nigerian pilot to fly one of the company's Cessna planes and get the antidote.
We still do not know what happened to Secretary Jesse Robredo and a very good friend of mine (Bahinting)," Jakosalem said.
Bahinting even asked about Aventurado's recovery after the zookeeper had been saved, Jakosalem said.
On Friday, he sent a text message to Bahinting that Aventurado was gaining strength and was taken off the ventilator. Bahinting, a retired pastor who served with the Grace Communion International from 1984 to 1996, replied in a text message: "Praise the Lord."
Born in Siquijor and raised in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Bahinting was first exposed to aviation through his father, who worked at the Civil Aviation Administration (now the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines).
In an interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer in March 2011, Bahinting said Sabijana taught him "how to fly and fix machines and engines.
Besides being a pilot, Bahinting was also a mechanic.
But it was in Davao where he formally trained as a pilot. He escorted the delivery of an aircraft repaired by Sabijana's company.
"I got my formal training there but I already learned a lot from my previous mentor [Sabijana] who not only taught me the technical skills but also taught me the values of diligence, hard work and humility," Bahinting said in the Inquirer interview.
Bahinting established Aviatour in Lapu-Lapu City in 2002, offering charter tours to Korean honeymooners. The business later developed into a full-blown aviation company that offered chartered services and aerial tours, maintenance services and aircraft sales. It opened a flight school in 2006.
Bahinting and his wife, Marge, managed the company.
Veniegas said Bahinting was a stickler for safety.
Veniegas, who worked with Bahinting and Jemar in promoting the company's aerial tour business and the flight school, said Bahinting flew for VIPs, like government officials and businessmen.
In another interview with the Inquirer in September 2010, Bahinting said flight instructors at the Aviatour school were dwindling. He lamented that few Filipinos enrolled in flight schools because they thought the tuition was expensive.
Most of the Aviatour students come from countries in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
"There are no available scholarships for prospective students," Bahinting said.
Tags: Air accident , Air accidents , Airplane Crash , airplanes , Aviation , Benigno Aquino , Capt. Jessup Bahinting , Cebu City , DILG , Government , Jesse Robredo , Masbate , Naga City , People , Philippines , Politics , Robredo Plane Crash

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