Latest group of cadet pilots get their wings

Cathay Pacific Airways 11 February held a ceremony at its headquarters’ complex to present graduates of the airline’s Cadet Pilot Programme with their “wings”, marking their official entry into the airline as Second Officers.

All the members of CP29 are Hong Kong ID card holders and come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Some already had careers in the aviation industry – including helicopter pilot, flight instructor and Cathay Pacific flight attendant – while others had jobs ranging from financial planner to teacher.

 A total of 32 cadets graduated through the Cadet Pilot Programme in 2009, including the members of CP29. There are currently another 61 cadets going through training in Adelaide, with an additional 60 set to join before the end of 2010. By the end of last year, 298 ex-cadets were flying with Cathay Pacific, 53 of whom are now Captains with the airline.

Latest group of cadet pilots get their wings
Latest group of cadet pilots get their wings