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HK License Conversion

Old 27th Aug 2022, 03:30
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HK License Conversion

Is it possible to get an overseas CPL converted to a Hong Kong license? What are the processes?
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Old 28th Aug 2022, 01:14
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Originally Posted by A320HK
Is it possible to get an overseas CPL converted to a Hong Kong license? What are the processes?

Yes it is, the process varies depending on your experience level, best contact the Hong Kong CAD directly for advice.
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Old 28th Aug 2022, 09:23
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I donít think you can do it as an individual. You have to be sponsored by a local airline, ask the CAD.
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Old 28th Aug 2022, 18:06
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Nice to see some plain sensible replies along with actual advice.
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Old 28th Aug 2022, 19:18
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Standby. The day isnít over yet.
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Old 28th Aug 2022, 20:29
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Why on earth would you want to do that itís terrible itís awful itís Ö..

just kidding,

the CAD are actually really helpful with things like this and will reply promptly to any enquiries.

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Old 29th Aug 2022, 07:52
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You only can get a PPL. CPL and ATPL need airline sponsor.
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Old 29th Aug 2022, 10:43
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Originally Posted by MeLuvUlongtime
You only can get a PPL. CPL and ATPL need airline sponsor.

How much ? (Asking for a friend).
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Old 31st Aug 2022, 11:43
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Originally Posted by MENELAUS
How much ? (Asking for a friend).
I dont know... need to ask HKCAD...
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Old 31st Aug 2022, 12:53
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Originally Posted by MeLuvUlongtime
I dont know... need to ask HKCAD...

I meant for the long time ?
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Old 2nd Sep 2022, 00:46
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You can only get a licence conversion done whilst sponsored by an operator in Hong Kong.

The key point is what aircraft is on the ďforeignĒ licence? The type one wishes to convert their licence, must be one which, that aircraft type exists on the HKCAD aircraft register (type certification).

if not, then youíll need to do a type rating.

You can only convert a licence subject to the terms specified by the CAD (Conversion Terms). Thatíll mean, groups exams etc.

contact: [email protected]


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Old 2nd Aug 2023, 15:51
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Does anyone know whether it's feasible to convert EASA or FAA CPL into HKCAD one if the type ratings and IR are expired?
Can't find a direct answer in CAD 54.
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Old 5th Aug 2023, 06:40
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Going back nearly 2 decades, the BS I had to go through to covert Australian ATPL to HK was a good introduction to how they run things up there. Half the problem with passing exams was the poor English/grammar in them, that said we had "practice" exams that were almost word for word. I don't know about CPL but as previously mentioned I think you require an Airline to sponsor you for ATPL conversion and I don't know if anyone would hire a pilot with cpl only in HK. Certainly if you had to do it off your own bat it would be "interesting" to say the least
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Old 5th Aug 2023, 14:14
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I also heard you need sponsors to convert your license
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Old 5th Aug 2023, 15:45
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I would have thought the most interesting question would be the other way around, and given the politics, the Fragrant Harbour would be full of helpful tips on how to convert your Hong Kong ATPL to other licenses around the World.
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Old 3rd Sep 2023, 02:18
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Guys, is there any leaked paper or question bank for A320 type technical exam with HKCAD?
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Old 3rd Sep 2023, 09:17
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Palm, go ask any of the HKE or HKA guys you know. If you are working for the company they have the question banks. Probably find it in their dms/comply.
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