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Aviation Piloting

The global demand for new pilots is expected to keep rising over the next two decades. Since 2006, HKU SPACE is providing different aviation pilot related programmes to provide students with an understanding of the knowledge for the Private Pilot Licence (PPL) training requirements and the underlying concept of aircraft operations. Over the years, more than 100 graduates from HKU SPACE programmes have joined different local and international airlines to start their career as professional aircraft pilots. Through the use of state-of-the-art motion-based flight simulator, interactive classroom training and the latest Virtual Reality (VR) technologies training, students will be able to strengthen their knowledge and aircraft control skill.

Aviation Piloting Programmes

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The programme will equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the work operation procedures of commercial flying in Hong Kong. Students will also acquire knowledge and related information to be a commercial jet aircraft pilot. Experienced teachers including Captain or Senior pilots of local airlines.

Students who have completed the whole programme (70% Attendance) plus a pass in the assessment will be awarded a Certificate for Module (Operation Procedures of Commercial Flying in Hong Kong) within the HKU system through HKU SPACE. 
Start 12 AUG 2024 (MON)
Duration 36 hours
Fee HK$5100
This programme is based on the syllabus for the Private Pilot's Licence (Aeroplanes) published by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of the Australian Government. It contains four articulated modules which will lead to the Private Pilot Licence (PPL) level of training. Industry graded flight simulator is available for students' practice (with Aeroplane model Cessna C172) throughout the programme.
Start 12 SEP 2024 (THU)
Duration 1.5 years to 2 years
The programme will equip students with a comprehensive understanding of helicopter flying during the initial stage of flight training. Students will acquire knowledge of instrument systems, flight theory, meteorology, and operational procedures.
Start 14 SEP 2024 (SAT)
Duration 36 hours
Fee HK$4500
The programme will enhance students’ knowledge and skills of flight control through participation in flight simulation practice. It is designed for those who have acquired the basic Private Pilot Licence (PPL) theory knowledge and would like to prepare themselves for the real flying training at the initial stage up to the First Solo level.
Start 19 SEP 2024 (THU)
Duration 30 hours
Fee HK$5200
This course is designed for senior secondary students who are interested in aviation and have the passion to fly an aeroplane. It will prepare students with necessary knowledge and skills that are required for supporting their future practical flight training. The curriculum is based on the syllabus for the Australian Private Pilot Licence (Aeroplanes) published by Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of the Australian Government.
Start To be advised
Duration 75 hours
This course does not teach general English, but is designed for students who aim to pursue a career as a Commercial Pilot and pass the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) English Proficiency Test at Level 4. The course design, curriculum and mock test are based on the requirements set out in the "Manual on the Implementation of ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements - 2nd addition 2010 doc 9835”.
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Duration 54 hours
Fee HK$11000
Start To be advised
Duration 2 years to 2 years

It aims to provide students the fundamental knowledge and skills required by the aviation industry guide students understand the reality and prospects of the aviation industry, and stimulate students' interest for further study and career development in the field.  
Start To be advised
Duration 2 years