Here are answers to some of most frequently asked questions which may help you to enjoy flying or flying helicopter specifically.
What is HKAC stand for ?
HKAC – Hong Kong Aviation Club. 香港飛行總會。
What is PPL stands for ?
PPL – Private Pilot License. 意思是私人飛行執照。
Is private flying available in Hong Kong ?
Yes, private flying is available in Hong Kong. And HKAC, a non profit organisation, is the only place where you can fly or learn to fly both fixed wing airplane and helicopter.
How to apply for HKCAD written examinations for PPL ?
Go to this web site: http://www.hkatc.gov.hk
On the left column, click the AIP, it expands to several items, click AIC. Look for “EXAMINATIONS FOR THE ISSUE OF A PRIVATE PILOTS LICENCE“ which publishes the coming examinations dates.
Click this link to find the application forms: http://www.cad.gov.hk/english/applications.html
Look for and download DCA601(4) “Examinations Booking Form for Private Pilot’s Licence“.
What is the first solo requirement ?
I cannot find out official written requirement in HK or ICAO publications. From what I know
- you need to have the necessary training and flying experience
- at least 2 instructors have flown with you and have confident with your flying
- you have the medical check up passed (2nd class is needed in HK)
- pass 3 written examinations: Radio Telephony, Air Law, Human Performance