Grading: Grade 3
With former Kai Tak International Airport situated in the busy town of Kowloon City, Hong Kong was once famous for the scenes of airplanes flying just above the rooftops. In fact, apart from the former Kai Tak Airport, the Far East Flying Training School also has a place in the aviation history of Kowloon City.
Established in 1933, the Far East Flying Training School was the first aviation school in Asia, which attracted many foreign and overseas Chinese students. The campus consists of three blocks built between 1958 and 1968. The training block, which is a tin structure in semi-cylindrical shape, is one of the most recognisable features of the school. In 1981, the school and two other aviation organisations merged to become the Hong Kong Aviation Club. In 1983, the club took over the campus and provided aviation training on the site. However, following an order from the Civil Aviation Department in 2015 to restrict flights of single engine helicopters out of Kai Tak, there are no longer any flight activities in the area.
The project is supported by Lord Wilson Heritage Trust.
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