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Cathay Pacific set to thrill crowds in Aviation Days

11 Dec 2003

Cathay Pacific is in full support of the “Aviation Days” to be held this weekend and has lined up many exciting exhibitions and activities for the public.

“Aviation Days 2003” has been organised in celebration of 100 years of powered flight. The event will be held at the old Kai Tak Airport on 13 and 14 December 2003.

Cathay Pacific will play a major role in the event this year, including a display of a hot-air balloon and a real aircraft engine. The airline will also have five booths, which will feature a mock-up aircraft cabin complete with cockpit equipment and cabin facilities. There will also be informative booths on Cathay Pacific’s history, career opportunities in the airline, the “I Can Fly” Programme and Cathay Pacific souvenirs.

Other than outdoor activities, Cathay Pacific will hold career talks and conduct seminar sessions on basic flying knowledge. Career talks will be held between 3pm and 4pm. The “Basics of Flying” sessions, conducted by Cathay Pacific’s local pilots, will take place between 4pm and 5pm. Both seminars will be available to the public throughout the weekend.

The “Aviation Days” opening ceremony will be held at 2pm on 13 December 2003. Attending the ceremony will be Cathay Pacific Chief Operating Officer Mr Philip Chen, Cathay Pacific pilots, 1,000 youngsters from the I Can Fly programme, as well as artistes from the “Triumph in the Skies” drama series.

Cathay Pacific Director and Chief Operating Officer Mr Philip Chen said: “Both Hong Kong’s aviation and Cathay Pacific’s histories are intricately linked. We are delighted to be part of the centenary celebrations for 100 years of powered flight. As Hong Kong’s airline, we will continue our efforts to promote aviation to the local community and further enhance Hong Kong’s position as a global aviation hub.”

The Aviation Days will run from 10am to 5pm on 13 and 14 December.