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Hong Kong Airline Pilot Training Programme

Old 5th Apr 2014, 15:57
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Hong Kong Airline Pilot Training Programme

There is a good news for Hong Kong local pilot wannabe because another local airline Hong Kong Airline to start their Pilot Training Programme today.
Please check

Hong Kong Airlines ? Hong Kong to Worldwide Air tickets, Online Special Air fares and Airline Reservation

We can share our information here from now.

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Old 6th Apr 2014, 09:54
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Hi hcyow,
Thanks for the heads up, the website on both HK Airlines' and Jeppesen's respective websites are quite vague... have signed up and will be contacted by a rep from Jeppesen within 2 business days. If I get more info, will share it here.

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Old 6th Apr 2014, 14:37
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It might be the same as the CAE program for FLYDUBAI.

The cost of CAE B737 typerating is 33000 USD, base training is not provided...
During the check an authorized Flydubai representative will observe the trainee and may offer an interview with them, if you impress them.. if not thank you for coming.
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Old 6th Apr 2014, 14:37
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@Dan Buster

Please accept this correction to your statement:

Be prepared to spend a LOT of money kids.
To:

Be prepared to spend a LOT of your parents money....

Thank you.
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Old 7th Apr 2014, 03:57
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Originally Posted by http://www.hongkongairlines.com/en_HK/career/detail?id=10003128607
... you are guaranteed a pilot interview once you successfully complete training for your EASA Airline Transport Pilot License...
You are guaranteed an interview, but doesn't mean you will get the job. So after the 18 months of training and the stacks of cash you've spent on their "agreement" with you, you are still not guaranteed a pilot position within HKA. But at least you will be occupied for the next 18 months wondering why you would sign up on the first place
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Old 7th Apr 2014, 04:23
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I think a lot of pilots overseas do the same thing. They fund their flying training themselves and can barely afford their meals. Some of them work as an instructor to afford their training fees, provided that they have obtained their instructor's license. By the time they graduate, they are not guaranteed for any job positions either. So yea, so apparently paying for training is not uncommon in this industry as this is really what pilots nowadays go through.
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Old 7th Apr 2014, 04:35
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And I think people should be thankful for any opportunities given to them, regardless of the practicality of them. I mean, especially for hong kongers, there aren't any opportunities available for them unless they receive their training overseas. Sure thing is that people in other countries have got more opportunities in becoming a pilot as they have plenty of resources such as flight training school and stuff. But they rarely have luxury that ppl of hong kong do - having the company pay for the training and stuff. But of course prior to that, you have to pass all the designated assessments and compete against all the candidates. But that's just how the reality works - full of competition.
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Old 7th Apr 2014, 05:26
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When you compare this business model to CX/KA's, the monetary/time risk involved for the participant is much greater walking the path of HX than CX/KA. And there is no mentioning of the pay scale offered when those Jeppesen cadets graduate and (fortunately) receive a job offer by HX. Would they receive similar pay as other DESO or much lower because they are in "Pilot Training Program"? Only time will tell when someone is brave enough to take the offer and willing to share the information.

Also, I have known many pilots overseas where they pay their own flight training. But one difference between doing this in Europea/North America and doing it in Hong Kong is that there is no alternate plan of instructing once your HX dream has fallen short. General aviation is a very costly and restricted niche in this neck of the woods. So being a flight instructor may not pay off as well.

But I do agree that a new path for aspiring future pilots is always welcomed. The only catch is to read the fine print and know what you are heading into because committing yourself fully to this program.
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Old 7th Apr 2014, 06:38
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You would have to be absolutely nuts to consider this an opportunity if you do not have the right to live and work in Europe as a very minimum!

A guarantee for an interview is a lot to gamble on and in 18 months things can chance massively!

Worst comes to worst for the airline, they give you that promised interview but you have failed before it even begun.... worst comes to worst for the candidate, no job, no right to work in EU land, no interview and big big debts.

I do not suppose Hainan group has a share in a school name Jeppesen by any chance?!?
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Old 7th Apr 2014, 09:33
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Well yea, I have thought about all the stuff you guys mentioned. Since there's no further detail available as of right now, I'm not sure exactly how it works. As far as I know, cadets have to pay for their training and also are guaranteed for an interview with HX after 18 months of full-time training I believe? Worst comes to the Worst; if it doesn't suit your need, you can always forget about it. But at least it's still an option here But yea, I do concur that it's quite risky if this is really how the programme works.
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Old 8th Apr 2014, 09:25
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Dan Buster

Well, I'm just saying every opportunity is an opportunity. It doesn't necessarily work to your advantage. I'm not contemplating applying for this programme yet as we all don't know exactly how it works. And no I don't blindly dump money into something that doesn't help myself in any way. If you're talking about people in HK, well...maybe it's uncommon for them?

But lets say if people in HK don't get accepted to any of the pilot programmes offered by CX or KA, other than paying what can they do in order to receive training and become a commercial pilot?
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Old 10th Apr 2014, 03:28
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Looks like the job posting disappeared...but some HR one as been filed... I guess they need to hire someone to look after the application first before we can apply lol
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Old 10th Apr 2014, 16:18
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Thumbs down

I have no email in my mail box. And the post has been removed. Whats wrong with this company?
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Old 11th Apr 2014, 07:14
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I sent my application for HK airlines in 5/4/2014, but i havent gotten any reply since. I am only staying in Hk for another month or so, it would suk if they invite me for tests after i left HK.
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Old 15th Apr 2014, 19:40
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Thank you for contacting Jeppesen regarding the Hong Kong Airlines Pilot Training Program. Jeppesen is currently finalizing the registration process for this program and will be responding to inquires over the next few weeks. Thank you for your patience.

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Old 16th Apr 2014, 03:18
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I am guessing Jeppesen nor HX is ready for the recruitment programme as Jeppesen is "finalizing" the registration process and HX is hiring a pilot recruitment officer position. It seems like no one knows what they are doing at the moment.
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Old 16th Apr 2014, 15:21
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I have received the same email this morning.
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Old 13th May 2014, 07:08
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any news everyone?
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Old 16th May 2014, 01:37
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Got a reply from them last night:

Hello,

Thank you for your interest in the Jeppesen Ab-Initio Hong Kong Airlines Pilot Training program. We are currently reviewing all applicants and you have been selected for the pre-screening process.

If you maintain your interest in the Hong Kong Airlines Pilot program, please complete the attached roster/screening form and email it back to us for review.

Should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
Best regards,


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Old 16th May 2014, 01:39
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Hey i got an email this morning regarding HK airlines.
They simply asked for my availability and invited me for a pre screening interview. There is an excel file that they require you to fill out. I will update you if I get any other notifications.
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