About Us

Our Dream: To Inspire, To Teach


The Hong Kong Youth Aviation Academy exists to provide Hong Kong youths with an aviation bridging course and guidance on professional orientation. The participants of HKYAA will be introduced to various facets of the flying profession and ultimately even ground theory and pilot license qualifications. This programme does not accommodate the accumulation of flying experience which can only be achieved through direct employment as a pilot. However it does lay a basic foundation for learning and character building relevant to the aviation field which may take years to develop.

In concert with assisting young students towards a career as a pilot, it is only fitting to promote other professions that are directly related to aviation, namely Aeronautical engineering and Air Traffic Control.

The subject areas and the operational mindset that will be introduced to the young participants of HKYAA will be relevant and applicable to all three career avenues. This will become more evident as they discover the inter-relationship of the daily dealings between the three professions through site visits, lectures and practical experiences.

Vision and Mission

The visions of HKYAA are:

  •  To inspire young people by exploring different areas of aviation.
  •  To promote aviation interests and the pursuit of aviation knowledge.
  •  To promote professions within the aviation industry.
  •  To institute, establish and promote seminars, scholarships, grants, awards.
  •  To provide a bridging programme between tertiary education and beginning a career in the aviation industry.


The aim of HKYAA is to provide a balanced and structured educational programme focused on assisting potential Hong Kong youths in their pursuit of an aviation career. The career paths that are specifically supported by this initiative are limited to fixed wing/rotary pilots, aeronautical engineers and air traffic controllers.

This independent initiative is intended from the outset to be non-profitable and will draw on collaborations with local corporate and governmental bodies. Current professionals in the industry will be invited to assist in the various programs and activities as volunteers.

The efforts of HKYAA draw on the synergy of the community of Hong Kong for the benefits of the next generation and the aviation industry.

Committees and Instructors


The organising members of HKYAA are all practising professionals within the Hong Kong aviation industry and they want to share their experience with those youngsters who aspire to follow their footsteps. The instructors are all volunteers from various aviation fields including airline pilots, Civil Aviation Department technical officers, air traffic controllers, Government Flying Service Officers and aircraft engineers. Together they form the perfect team indelivering a bridging course which helps university graduates secure their first employment.

Message from the President

2012 is an important year to many of us. A group of enthusiastic aviators sharing the same dream came together and decided to realize this dream for the next generation of Hong Kong.

Quickly, the action was echoed throughout the aviation field in Hong Kong. Professionals from many sectors in the industry reached out their helping hands, together we formed the HONG KONG YOUTH AVIATION ACADEMY, HKYAA. Today, there are already more than 40 volunteer instructors in the HKYAA giving our best to the dream: To Inspire, To Teach.

Hong Kong people are famous for our diligence and smartness. Many youngsters have the potential and right qualities to take up a role in the aviation industry. HKYAA will inspire them, remove the bounds and help setting their potential free. HKYAA does not believe in spoon-feeding, it teaches students to look around, listen out, solve problems, express themselves and find their own ways to success.

HKYAA does not belong to one group of people, the success of it belongs to all the devoted instructors and students. I would like to use this opportunity to express my deepest appreciation for my colleagues in the HKYAA. Together, we make the future of Hong Kong Aviation. Together, we write the aviation history and year 2012 will be an important chapter in our children’s history books.

   Captain Patrick Lau, President, HKYAA


What is HKYAA?

The Hong Kong Youth Aviation Academy (HKYAA) is a non-profit-making organization which aims at providing a balanced and structured programme focused on assisting potential Hong Kong youths in their pursuit of a professional career within the aviation industry.


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Website: http://hkyaa.hk


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