Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Program with FTC


Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Program

is proud to partner with Cathay Pacific for their Cadet Pilot Programme.

is proud to be a flight training provider to Cathay Pacific for their Cadet Pilot Program. Within this program, Cathay Pacific select suitable cadets pilot, with or without prior flight experience, to join their cadet programme and become future pilots for the airline.

Once selected, cadets complete a thorough ground school experience in Hong Kong, before joining at the Phoenix, Arizona campus to complete their flight training. While at , cadets will complete an accelerated program resulting in them obtaining their Hong Kong Commercial Pilot’s License with Instrument Rating.

Following the flight training program at , cadets will return to Hong Kong to complete their training at Cathay Pacific, and start working for the airline as a pilot!

Cathay Pacific Cadet Program

Apply to Become a Cathay Pacific Cadet

If you wish to join Cathay Pacific’s world class flight crew you can apply today directly with Cathay Pacific to become a Second Officer.

At Cathay Pacific, Second Officers are future captains. If you have a passion for flying and the ambition to develop a career in aviation, Cathay Pacific want to hear from you.

By joining the Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme, you will receive sponsored training to obtain a Commercial Pilot License and become a pilot to operate regional, long haul and ultra-long haul flights.

Applications for the Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Program are open year-round.
Grab the opportunity to start your flying career today!

Requirements to Become a Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot

  • A Hong Kong Permanent resident
  • Graduated from secondary school with good passes in English language and Mathematics or Science. An aviation degree will be an advantage.
  • Physically fit and qualified for a Civil Aviation Department (HKCAD) Class 1 Medical Certificate
  • Able to meet Cathay flight deck reach requirements. Candidates may be asked to complete a static reach test and flight simulator reach assessment
  • Achieve ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) English Language Proficiency level 4 or above
  • Aged 18 years or above

Once you have all of the qualifications to apply, the Cadet Pilot Program selection process will look like this:

  • Online Application
  • ICAO English Test
  • Computer-Based Test
  • Interview
  • Medical Examination

To apply for Cathay Pacific’s Cadet Pilot Program, you will apply through Cathay directly.


have provided professionally-focused, accelerated pilot training to airlines from all around the world for more than 20 years, training over 7,000 graduates.

With locations across the U.S., our safety first approach, combined with structured curriculum and training environment, provide the ideal environment for initial flight training. We provide a strong foundation of knowledge and skills that will benefit pilots, and their airlines, for the rest of their careers.