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1.6. FLYING EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS 1.6.1. The minimum flying experience required for the issue of a Hong Kong CPL(A) is 250 hours. This may be reduced to 200 hours where the applicant has completed an integrated course of flight and ground training approved by the Hong Kong CAD. These minimum hour requirements are to include the following flying hours obtained in aeroplanes:-
(a) 100 hours as PIC or PIC U/S, of which, 70 hours must be as PIC. In the case of a Hong Kong CAD approved CPL/IR training, such hours can be reduced to 90 hours as PIC of which 20 hours can be SPIC;
(b) 35 hours cross-country flying as PIC, PIC U/S or SPIC of which 30 hours must be PIC. This cross-country flying should include a flight as PIC on a route of 300 nm completed in a single day, in the course of which the aeroplane landed and came to rest at not less than two intermediate and different aerodromes;
(c) 10 hours night flying as PIC, PIC U/S, SPIC or P U/T, of which five hours must be as PIC. This night flying must include 10 take-offs and 10 landings without assistance, and two cross-country flights as PIC or PIC U/S or SPIC terminating at an aerodrome a minimum distance of 65 nm from the point of departure. It must also include three hours night dual of which one hour must be navigation training; and
(d) 10 hours instrument flying as P U/T in aeroplanes. 1.6.2. The remainder may comprise flight time as either PIC, PIC U/S, SPIC or P U/T counted in full, or P2 counted at half rate. 1.6.3. SPIC (Student Pilot-in-command) refers to the flight time obtained in a Hong Kong CAD approved CPL/IR training during which the flight instructor on board the aircraft will only observe the student acting as pilot-in-command and must not influence or control the flight of the aircraft.
Total hours = 250 Total PIC not including PIC u/s= 100 Total cross country = 35 Cross Country PIC = 30 Total Night Time = 10 Night PIC = 5 Night T/O and LDGs PIC = 10 Night Navigation training = 1 Night Dual = 3 Instrument flying = 10
Iím sorry to burst your bubble but 180-200 hours wonít cut the CAD requirements for the AE course. CX have no discretion in the matter. Thatís all irrelevant now anyway as the immigration department wonít issue any iCadets a visa unless they have a minimum of 250 hours. Itís local cadets only if they have less than 250 hours.
Titan is on the money. Jan interviewees that were trying for the Advanced who fell short of the 250Hr requirements were asked at the interview how they would feel if they had to do the 61 week course. Eventually guys who were 15-25 Hours short were all offered Ab-initio. The HKCAD will not give dispensations and even if you offered to pay to fly those hours, it would have been too late at point of interview. If anything, do it before even applying.
Unless you're talking about Cathay sending the 'pleased to/regret to' emails to all the candidates who sat for the interview in Mumbai from Feb 20-24....No! I haven't heard from them yet. Maybe next week or so. Did you do it in Mumbai?
Yes for the result. But the 2nd and 3rd stage are (if you pass) mostly a month later after the feedback of the 1st stage. So you have almost 2 months for those 15hrs!
1: if you fly those 15hrs and pass the selection process you will do the AE course and begin a half year earlier as a second officer + you will get the forgivable loan ; 2: if you don't fly the needed hours you will have a big chance to do the AI course, you will begin a half year later as a second officer + you will not get the forgivable loan ; 3: you screw it up.
But I know a candidate who passed all the selection stages with a frozen ATPL (JAA) and he did an integrated course. So he had max 175hrs. He was offered the AI course. He didn't accept it. Twee weeks later they called him and they offered the AE course. He didn't accept it, he got another job.