Individuals who are passionate and dedicated to flying and would like to pursue a flying career and become a professional pilot
2024 Q1 (14 months)
2024 Q2 (14 months)
2024 Q3 (14 months)
Application fee HKD1,300 (includes the Pilot Aptitude Test)
Programme fee HKD800,000 (payable in instalments)
|HKIAA & Overseas Flying School
This 14-month integrated programme aims to prepare students to become airline pilots through comprehensive training and examinations. From day one, the students will be trained on the skills and knowledge of safe and efficient operations of an aeroplane and will gain confidence and experience through practical flying training to deal with routine and abnormal scenarios.
The programme comprises two parts: Theoretical Knowledge Instruction (TKI) and Flying Training. Students will first attend the six-month TKI course in Hong Kong. The Academy will organise preliminary job interview(s) for students with our partner airlines towards the end of TKI.
After passing the TKI examinations, students will proceed to IASCO Flight Training in California, the United States, for the eight-month Flying Training. Students will be trained on both single and twin-engine aircraft and instrument flying on Flight Training Device. Students will then return to Hong Kong for a two-week Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) Course to complete the final phase of the integrated programme.
Part 1: Theoretical Knowledge Instruction (TKI)
Part 2: Flying Training
Step 1: Online Application
The application fee of HKD1,300 applies (online credit card payment only). Only paid applications will be processed. The fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Applicants who fail to meet the minimum entry requirement will not be invited to attend the designated Pilot Aptitude Test.
Step 2: Pilot Aptitude Test
Eligible applicants will undergo a designated Pilot Aptitude Test for conformity to industry standards to determine the suitability of becoming a professional pilot. Assessment includes:
Any appeals against the test results will not be accepted.
Step 3: Final Interview
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for the final interview, to assess the following through group exercise:
Step 4: HKCAD Class 1 Medical Assessment
Successful candidates must obtain a HKCAD Class 1 Medical Certificate at their own expense to complete the enrolment process. For details on Aeromedical Matters, please visit the HKCAD website at https://www.cad.gov.hk/english/aeromedical.html.
The Cadet Pilot Programme fee of HKD800,000 will be paid in instalments, the first instalment at the time of accepting the admission offer.
The programme fees cover the minimum requirements of training and tests stipulated in the syllabuses in CAD509(A) Document. The actual commitments in these activities will vary by individual performance in the process, and extra costs will be incurred by an additional count of engagement.