During the tour, 30 students from the Hong Kong Air Cadet Corps got the rare chance to learn about aircraft operation from the airline’s captains
Hong Kong Airlines’ Junior Programme is the airline’s signature student programme and is open for application to all primary and secondary schools, youth education organisations and aviation-related organisations.
To date, it has brought this unique experience to around 500 local students with overwhelming response from schools and parents. In a one-day tour, up to 40 students gain first-hand experience about the various aspects of airline operations, from flight catering services to ground services, inflight service and flight safety by visiting the catering facility, airport check-in counters and aircraft. The programme aims to equip the next generation with aviation knowledge to cultivate their interest in the field.
The 27th installment of the programme was held on 19 December for 30 young members of the Hong Kong Air Cadet Corps (HKACC), a non-profit uniformed youth organisation providing aviation education, non-formal education and leadership training to local young people. HKACC is proud to present the Advanced Aviation Education Programme (AAEP) as a gateway to flying training for those who wish to pursue aviation either as a career or as a hobby.
The December tour was led by captains Tat Ng and Joel Lee, comprising a tour of the Midfield briefing office and an A320 aircraft and cockpit. Members of the HKACC got the rare opportunity to learn from and hear about the flying experiences of Hong Kong Airlines’ captains.