PILOT TRAINING IN HONG KONG
Google data shows us that many of you are searching for pilot training in Hong Kong. While our main flight training base is located at Moorabbin Airport in Melbourne, Australia, we also have facilities in our Singapore and Hong Kong flight schools to help you get your pilot career off the ground.
Studying the flight theory components locally before progressing on to the practical flight training component can save you a lot of time and money.
The Current Status of Aviation
There is more than one way to fly a plane for a living!
Up until a few years ago, getting a pilot job was more difficult for overseas students. The Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP) shows us that there are now far more General Aviation pilot jobs being listed. Many of these are open to international pilots who can legally work in Australia.
There is much speculation and misinformation about the airline industry’s future and pilot training in general. Now is a great time to become a pilot with opportunities broadening as commercial airlines relax their application criteria and demand for pilot instructors and charter pilots increases.
There are many opportunities for pilot hopefuls in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia looking to pursue a flying career.
Plan with an Experienced Training Facility
If you’re in the early stages of searching for pilot training in Hong Kong, consult with an industry specialist. A Hong Kong flight school like ours will provide you with accurate and current information to help you choose the pilot pathway that suits your career aims, study capacity and budget.
Like any major study undertaking, do thorough research to ensure you are receiving a quality education with experienced instructors and value for money at a leading Hong Kong flight school.
Student and Tourist Visas
Overseas students looking for a Hong Kong flight school can obtain a student visa to complete their practical flight training with Learn To Fly in Melbourne, Australia. We are pleased to have many international students at our school along with graduates who have gone on to have successful pilot careers.
Pilot hopefuls looking at this option need to ensure they meet the criteria for Australian visa entry, as well as satisfying the relevant course entry requirements. These can include:
- English proficiency
- Medical check
- Aviation security check
For the Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL), which takes at least 12 months full time, students will most likely require a student visa. We can assist students in contacting registered migration agents to help with the application process. Visit the Australian Home Affairs website for further information on specific visa requirements.
The Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Visa
The Australian TSS Visa recognises skills that are in demand and grants visas to applicants for sponsored work in Australia. The demand for pilots, charter pilots and flight instructors in major cities has left many regional and rural flying schools with a shortage.
Some of these areas even include larger regional cities, and if you are willing to work there, you may well find that a flying school can sponsor you for full-time employment on a TSS visa, giving you more experience and allowing you to build your flight hours.
Working Holiday Visa
Citizens of many countries like Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia are eligible for an Australian Working Holiday Visa. Working Holiday Visa holders need to change employers every 6 months. However, as a potential option, for example, you can easily become a flight instructor in that amount of time. Grade 2 Flight Instructors can work without supervision and are therefore in greater demand.
See more on the eligibility requirements for this visa here.
There are many great opportunities for student pilots from Hong Kong to complete their theory training locally, and their flight training in Australia. We boast many international graduates who have gone on to have fantastic pilot careers.
We are also pleased to offer our students interest-free payment terms over four (4) months on all of our pilot training courses, making it even easier for you to budget AND learn to fly!