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Hong Kong Aviation Club

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The Hong Kong Aviation Club was established in 1982 upon the amalgamation of the Hong Kong Flying Club, the Aero Club of Hong Kong and the Far East Flying & Technical School.

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History

The predecessor, Hong Kong Flying Club was formed in the late 1920s when the Governor, Sir Cecil Clementi, presided over the inaugural meeting on 20 December 1929. Flight training commenced at Kai Tak in the second half of 1930 and followed by commercial services six years later with the arrival of Dorado from Malaysia on 24 March 1936.

The Club today

Today, the Aviation Club remains as the only Kai Tak heritage and history of the former Kai Tak Airport. Part of the Administration building, located at 31 Sung Wong Toi Road, Kowloon City, is used for the headquarters of the Hong Kong Air Cadet Corps through the courtesy of the Aviation Club. Hong Kong Aviation Club is also the home to the 1661st Scout Group and the Hong Kong Aviation Club Foundation, a charity organization which promote General Aviation in Hong Kong to the youth. The Hong Kong Aviation Club remains the only organization in Hong Kong which offers training on both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter to Private Pilot License Level, including all required ground course subjects. The Club is also the only organization in Hong Kong where such a license can be kept current.

The Club's fleet of eight aircraft and four Robinson helicopters is available for both training and leisure flying. All flying activities take place at Shek Kong Airfield. Full-time qualified engineers are employed to maintain aircraft of the Club as well as members' aircraft. Hangar facilities are both located at Shek Kong Airfield and Kai Tak Airport. General aviation aircraft are not permitted at Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok without prior approval from the Civil Aviation Department and the Hong Kong Airport Authority. Since 2003, the Aviation Club has organized a number of cross country flight into Macau and Southern China with departure from Chek Lap Kok.

The Club is a member of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), and is the local authority representing the FAI to issue Sporting Licenses for Hong Kong participants as well as the National Sports Association (NSA) for Hong Kong in Aviation.

Membership

The Club offers two major levels of membership: Full Membership (Flying) and Non-flying Membership. Full Membership provides individuals with access to flight training and leisure flying. General membership provides Non-Flying members with the opportunity to access to General Aviation activities and dining facilities of the Club. Membership is open to all Hong Kong residents.

Fleet

  • Cessna 172P  United States
  • Cessna 152 Aerobat  United States
  • Cessna 152 United States
  • Beagle Aircraft Beagle Pup  United Kingdom (Retired)
  • Cessna 172N  United States
  • Cessna 172R  United States
  • Cessna 182  United States
  • Robinson Helicopter R22 and R44  United States
  • References

    Hong Kong Aviation Club Wikipedia


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