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Due to our rapid expansion plans, we will need to recruit 84 pilots to crew our fleet of Cessna Caravan and Viking Twin Otter across our five bases in South East Asia notably Hong Kong, Greater Bay Area, Palawan (Philippines), Da Nang (Vietnam), Bali (Indonesia), and Airbus A321LR based in Palawan (Philippines). As a start-up general aviation regional airlines during the Covid19 pandemic, we understand that we may receive a large number of applications seeking for the flying position, however, priority will be given to residences within the Greater Bay Area to protect the local workforce.


It takes time, money and resources to train a pilot, yet it is natural for pilots to move onto larger airliners once they have obtained the necessary experience, or when the industry recovers. Hence we have launched our self sponsored programme with guaranteed employment. We are asking you to commit a minimum of 5 years with us, once our cadet has completed 5 years of services, the bond of HK$500,000 will then be refunded.

Our plans guarantee employment with Seaplane Hong Kong and our subsidiary across South East Asia, the cadet pilot programme also includes a management trainee programme, which gives our pilots a chance to be promoted to a management role within the organisation and its subsidiary.

our talent acquisition plans

SELF-SPONSORED PILOT APPRENTICE PROGRAMME

$1.6M

HKD UPFRONT COST

PILOT LICENSE

$1.1M

NON REFUNABLE COST OF TRAINING

$0.5M

REFUNABLE AFTER 5 YEARS OF SERVICE

pilot License

HK$1.1 Million 

  • ATP Theoretical studies

  • Private Pilot License (PPL) 

  • Commercial Pilot License (CPL)

  • Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (MEIR)

  • Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT)

  • Airline Pilot Standards Multi-Crew Cooperation (APS MCC)

  • Uniform, flight bag, headset loan

  • Access to the learning system and ATPL books 

  • Visa 

  • Award-winning pilot mentoring programme

refundable training bond

HK$ 500,000

This cover the cost for

  • Type Rating

  • Float Rating

  • Bush Pilot Course on float

  • Pratical Training on Seaplane

$500k HKD Refundable after 5 years of service

THE 

SELECTION

PROCESS

APPLICATION

INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP INTERVIEW

PSYCHOMETRIC TEST ENGLISH PROFIENCY CHECK

SIMULATOR ASSESSMENT

FINAL INTERVIEW

SEAPLANEHONGKONG

Please make sure you meet the minimum requirement before you submit your application to our Pilot Apprentice Programme (Applicants with no experience):

  • Be at least 17 to submit an application.

  • Be at least 18 to commence training.

  • Minimum height 5 ft. 2 in. (157 cm), maximum height 6 ft. 3 in. (191 cm)

  • Pass Seaplane Hong Kong selection process.

  • Able to self-sponsored the flight training

  • Good command of English

  • Completed secondary school education with good passes in English, Mathematics or Science

Accepting applications

Selection fee HK$5000

(Deductible from the total course fee)

  • ADAPT Psychometric Test conducted by CAE

    • Personality Questionnaire

      • Typical behavioural preferences and tendencies

    • Progressive Mathematics

      • Applied to understand key relevant mathematical concepts

    • Progressive Physics

      • Applied to understand key relevant physics concepts

    • Cognitive

      • Key cognitive aptitudes, abilities and reasoning skills

    • FAST – learning potential and multi-tasking under pressure

  • A320 Simulator Assessment